Caribou County Sun, Thurs. Apr. 4, 2013
Phyllis Hopkins Giles, age 79, passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2013. She was born on September 29, 1933 in Soda Springs, Idaho into the home of Alma & Myrintha Hopkins. She was the 5th of 7 children. Their family enjoyed many trips to Yellowstone Park and camping out. Most of their trips were filled with singing. Phyllis was a very hard worker and spent a lot of her earlier years with her father, working the Fox ranch, pitching hay, and driving a team of horses.
In 1950, as a Junior in High School in Soda Springs, Phyllis went on her first date to Junior Prom with the man that would become her eternal companion, David Delos Giles. They were married for time and all eternity in the Idaho Falls Temple on August 21, 1951.
Her family was her most treasured possession. It was evident in her actions and in the work she did with genealogy. Phyllis was a dedicated mother to 5 great children: 1 beautiful daughter and 4 energetic boys (Her 2nd son, Clay Charles, preceded her in death).
Her love of the outdoors allowed her to be an amazing host when her and Dave owned and operated the Salmon River Lodge. Phyllis knew how to take care of the guests and make them feel comfortable and safe and still manage to keep the daily duties done. With a skill in cooking that would put most chefs to shame, Phyllis's kitchen became the favorite gathering place from miles around. She had a great love for fishing and her shooting abilities brought in many deer, elk and bear.
With all of her other skills, Phyllis was still able to find time to be an extraordinary beautician. She had a salon in her home while living in Georgetown & Salmon, Idaho.
Dave and Phyllis had the opportunity to serve 2 LDS missions. One to Albuquerque, New Mexico and another to Cove Fort, Utah. Phyllis's unwavering faith and love of the gospel will not be forgotten.
She had a fantastic memory and a thirst for knowledge. Phyllis will be deeply missed and was loved by everybody.
Services will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the Bailey Creek LDS Chapel in Soda Springs (361 South 3rd East). The family will visit with friends on Saturday morning from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the church prior to services. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery in Soda Springs.