Name:    Francis Joseph Phillips

From:  The Citizen Telegram, Rifle, Colorado
Date:  Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Francis Joseph Phillips, a native of Colorado, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005, at E. Dene Moore Care Center in Rifle. He died from prostate cancer at the age of 67.

Francis was a heavy equipment operator who belonged to the Operation Engineer's Union #9. He was avidly interested in trucks, enjoyed attending truck shows, restoring Tonka Trucks and toy heavy equipment, woodworking and home improvement projects.

He was a Christian by faith and a member of the First Assembly of God in Rifle.

He is survived by his wife, Wilma Phillips; ex-wife, Judy Beierle; children Kathy Runia, Tony Phillips, Laura Snyder; and many grandchildren.

Funeral services took place at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Assembly of God Church in Rifle, with Pastor Joe Berry officiating.

Rifle Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.