Phillis J. Keslin

February 20, 1941October 10, 2020

On Saturday, October 10, 2020, Phillis Jean Keslin, loving wife and grandmother passed away at the age of 79. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 58 years, Raymond Keslin; children: Phillip Keslin (Nancy), Janet Ritz (Grant); and grandchildren: Caitlin, Brighton, Courtney, Mackenzie, Austin and Ainsley; as well as numerous relatives and friends.

She was predeceased by her loving parents, Harve and Ester Wakefield; and her brothers, Jimmy, Lonnie and Mikell Wakefield.

Phillis worked for the federal government as a contract administrator for 30 years. While working full time she obtained a BS from the University of Texas. She managed the contracts related to Air Force One and was honored appropriately upon retirement. Outside of work, Phillis was a devout catholic who enjoyed crafting with her church group, painting, traveling, playing games with friends and tending to her garden.

Due to Covid-19 and Phillis’ wishes no funeral service will be held. On Sunday, January 17th a mass will be dedicated to Phillis’ memory and candles will be lit at the Catholic Church in her honor on November 29th.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the doctors who cared for Phillis. She was so grateful for their care and concern.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Harve Wakefield

October 28, 2020

I will always remember Aunt Phyllis as my favorite aunt. Her brother Lonnie was my dad and I have good memories of their family coming to the country to visit and us going to the "big city" in Garland to visit them as a child. I want to let the family know that I am sure she is now in heaven with all of her brothers and mom and dad now and cant help but know that everything and everyone is happy.
We WILL meet again and we will keep everyone left behind in our prayers.
We love you Aunt Phyllis.


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