Ilda Katherine (Phillips) Anderson
January 4, 1924 - July 3, 2014
Ilda Katherine (Phillips) Anderson was born to Thomas Hartley and Katherine (Pitts) Phillips on January 4th, 1924, in Plateau City, CO. She was the third of six children; Thomas, Amy, Joe, Lois, and Johnny. She is preceded in death by Tom and Johnny.
Ilda married William Howard Anderson on September 19th, 1942, and moved to the family ranch in Collbran, CO. There she raised and was a loving mother to a family of four; Wilma (Ross) Heely of El Dorado, MO; Betty (Jack) Silzell of Mesa, CO; Donald (Diana) Anderson of Silt, CO, and Nancy (Lee) Mohrman of Grand Junction, CO.
She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge and hobbies included crossword puzzles, playing cards, playing the piano, sewing, tatting, crocheting, knitting, reading, fishing, gardening, and spending time with her family.
Upon Howard's death in February of 1998, Ilda moved to Grand Junction, CO. She became an active member of Clifton Christian Church volunteering in their food and clothing program and attending NTO and her bible study group. Along with her four children, Ilda was very proud of and greatly enjoyed her 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and soon to be ten great-great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed and always remembered for her sacrifices and her strength by her family.
A memorial service is planned for Thursday, July 10th, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. at Martin Mortuary.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to HopeWest Hospice or Clifton Christian Church.
Published in The Daily Sentinel on July 8, 2014