Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

March 13, 2014
Phil Anthony Schofield

Obit Phil Anthony SchofieldOn Friday, March 8, 2014, our beloved husband, son, father, brother and papa peacefully returned to his Heavenly Father. Phil was born on Sept. 10, 1959 in Del Norte, Colorado to Phillip and Carolyn Schofield. He spent most of his childhood in Bloomfield, New Mexico where he graduated from high school on May 22, 1978. He enjoyed playing many sports, including basketball, football and baseball. After high school, Phil served a faithful two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Manchester, England Mission from Oct. 26, 1978 to 1980. Upon returning from his mission, he met and married his eternal sweetheart, Suzette Biggs Schofield, in the Mesa, Arizona Temple on Aug. 15, 1981. He attained a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Brigham Young University and continued learning and gaining certifications throughout his life. Phil and Sue had three children during the course of their marriage. They lived in many cities and states across the United States until finally being led to Tooele, Utah in 2000 where they were able to put down some roots. Phil served faithfully and diligently in all of his church callings, which included Elders Quorum President, the first bishop of the Carr Fork Ward, High Councilor and First Councilor in the Tooele Utah East Stake Presidency under President Charles Lawrence. Throughout his life, he was the example of Christ-like love and selfless service to others and his family. He felt close to the Lord when he was surrounded by mountains, rivers and wildlife. He loved to fish and camp. He took great joy in being around and playing with his three grandchildren whom he loved very much. He loved his family, and loved serving the Lord. Phil was preceded in death by his sister Audrey Rogers. He is survived by his wife Suzette, his children Amber Barclay (Andrew), McKinzi Bridgewater (Tyler) and Hayden Schofield; his grandchildren Brennan Barclay, Keelyn Barclay and Beckman Bridgewater; his parents Phillip and Carolyn Schofield; his siblings Jerri Schofield, Hal Schofield and Carol Lynn Gallup (Bruce).  We love you forever and we know families are eternal. Until we meet again! Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the Tooele Utah East Stake Center, located at 752 N. 520 East, Tooele, Utah. A viewing will be held at Tate Mortuary on Friday, March 14 between 6-8 p.m., and again on Saturday, March 15 prior to the funeral services between 9:30-10:45 a.m. at the Stake Center. Grave side services will be held at the Tooele City Cemetery.

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