August 25, 1933 — March 27, 2024 (age 90)

Phyllis Adair Vaterlaus, 90, passed away March 27, 2024, at her home in Preston, Idaho. She was born August 25, 1933, in Tropic Utah to Gerald Wayne Adair and Ina Johnson. Phyllis was raised in Tropic and after graduating from high school her family moved to Burlingame, Kansas. While in Kansas, she met a handsome missionary Carl F. Vaterlaus, and after his mission he came back to get her.

Carl and Phyllis were married on November 28, 1955, in the Logan Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They made their home in Preston, Idaho and raised four children: “J” Adair, Bradley Carl, Jennifer and Caryn. Phyllis served the community at the elections and on the Franklin County Fair Board. Phyllis was a faithful member of the DUP for 50 years. She also worked at and was a familiar face at the Preston Library for 40 years.

After Carl died in 1995, Phyllis continued to serve faithfully in the community and church until the end despite many health challenges.

Phyllis is survived by her four children: “J” Adair, of North Ogden, UT; Bradley Carl (Mary) of Logan, UT; Jenifer (Ron) Thompson, of South Jordan, UT; and Caryn, of Preston, ID; three grandchildren Autumn (Derrick) Arnett, Tony Vaterlaus and Angelica Vaterlaus, and three great grandchildren Tyson (Corbin) Burton, Jackson Arnett and Brielle Arnett, step granddaughter Roni Sopalski and three step grandsons Tuck, Ryker, and Tate Sopalski. She is also survived by a sister Lela (Lyle) Johnson, of Evanston, WY and well as many in-laws and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of almost 40 years Carl, a brother Brent, Sister MaryAnn and daughter-in-law Vicki.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 3, 2024, at 12 noon in the Preston North Stake Center, 310 North State in Preston.

A viewing will be held Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home and Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the stake center.

Interment will be in the Riverdale Cemetery.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the FCMC homecare and hospice for all the loving care they gave to Phyllis over the past year. In lieu of flowers the family suggests a donation the Larson-Sant Library expansion fund.

Services will be available to stream live at the following link:

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at Webb Funeral Home.

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