Phyllis Barbara Irwin was born to Donivon and Gladys Gilbert Irwin on March 15, 1928 in St. Ignatius, Montana. She married H. Robert “Bob” Renning on May 1, 1948 at Gretna Green Chapel in Yuma, Arizona. Phyllis and Bob lived in Brawley, California; Calipatria, California; Big Bear Lake, California and Payson, Arizona.
Bob passed away in June 2003 and Phyllis continued to live in Payson until 2015 when she moved to the Phoenix, Arizona area where she passed away on March 27, 2019.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Gerald (Lois) Irwin; a sister Donna (Francis) Pressey; Bob, her husband of 55 years; and a daughter, Carol Renning. She is survived by a brother, Tom (DD) Irwin of Reno, Nevada; a sister, Luetta (Gary) Moore of Spokane, Washington; sons, Robert (Gail) of Glendale, Arizona and Roy (Krista) of Knoxville, Tennessee; grandchildren Christopher, Charles, Hayden, Kyle, and Natalie; and 3 great grandchildren.
The family has planned an interment ceremony at the V.A. National Memorial Cemetery on Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, Arizona, for April 22, 2019. She will be placed with her husband in the columbarium Section B2, Number A34 at 11:15 a.m.
Phyllis was a member of the Payson United Methodist Church; Ponderosa Chapter #64, Order of the Eastern Star; and a 50+ year member of P.E.O. She loved knitting, sewing, baking and keep-ing up with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s activities.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hospice Compassus and Palliative Care or Payson Community Kids would be appreciated.