Nora Jean Garlick Phizacklea, age 87, of Wendover, Utah, passed away Nov. 2, 2019. Jean was born May 18, 1932, in Manti, Utah. She was the oldest of six siblings. Her family resided in Manti until Jean was 12 years old. They then moved to Fairview, Utah, for a time, then onto Pleasant Grove, Utah, and finally to Spanish Fork, Utah, where Jean attended high school.
After high school, Jean moved to Provo. While living with roommates and working, she met Jim through mutual friends. They married, and after living in Murray, Utah, for about four years, Jim moved Jean and their two young children to Wendover, Utah, where he had been working.
She resided in Wendover with her family for 54 years. During this time, Jean worked for many years at the Wendover elementary, junior high, and high schools where she was a “lunch lady.” She loved helping with school activities and attending the ballgames. In her younger years, Jean loved working and giving service in the LDS church. In her later years she made many friends in the senior’s group and enjoyed visiting and going on outings and trips with them.
Due to worsening dementia, Jean spent the last two years of her life at the Sunrise-Sandy Care Center where she passed away peacefully in her sleep. Jean was preceded in death by her husband, James Phizacklea. She is survived by her daughter, Connie (Bruce); son, Fred (Tamie); grandchildren, Brooke (Andrew), Korinn (Noe), Jamie, Derek, Amanda (Jerrick) Scott, and Randy; step-grandchildren, Ian (Wai), Nathan (Bev), Colin; 13 great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at the Wendover LDS Church. A viewing will be at 11 a.m., with service to follow at noon. Interment following at the Wendover Cemetery.