Callahan-Edfast Mortuary & Crematory

2515 Patterson Rd., Grand Junction, CO


Phyllis A. Pretti

March 2, 1935November 2, 2019

Phyllis Ann Pretti, 84, passed away in Ogden, Utah on November 2, 2019. She was born in Grand Junction, Colorado, the daughter of John and Amelia Elizabeth Petrafeso Arcieri. Phyllis graduated from Silt Elementary, Silt High School and from Mesa Jr. College with an Associates of Science in Business Administration.

She married Theodore I. Pretti on December 17, 1955, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grand Junction, Colorado. In 1960, she successfully put her husband through the University of Colorado.

Phyllis worked for the US Geological Survey in Grand Junction, Colorado and the US Atomic Energy Commission at the Rocky Flats Plant in Boulder, Colorado. Later after moving to Utah, she was a Teacher’s Aide for the Weber County School District.

Phyllis is survived by her husband and children, Cindy (Mark) Aikens, Roger Pretti, Kenneth (Stacy) Pretti, and Janice (Christoph) Crawford, and seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, and grandson, Eric Pretti.

Visitation will be held at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary on Friday, November 8, 2019 from 5-7pm. A Rosary Service will take place at 7:00pm. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 10:00am.

Interment, Orchard Mesa Cemetery, Grand Junction, Colorado.

Condolences may be shared at www.callahan-edfast.com.


  • Visitation Friday, November 8, 2019
  • Rosary Friday, November 8, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, November 9, 2019
  • Burial Saturday, November 9, 2019


Phyllis A. Pretti

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Edna Place

November 7, 2019

We are so sorry for your family's loss. Our prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.
Don, Edna and Codie Place

Betty Houseman (Ukele)

November 6, 2019

So sorry for your loss. I remember Phyllis, Joan and Ted so well. Phyllis was in my brother Ed's class.

Anne Luter

November 5, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Phyllis' death. May her memory be cherished by all who knew and loved her.

Anne Pretti Luter