February 1, 1931 – August 27, 2018
Phyllis Romaine Davis Peck, born February 1, 1931, in Chillicothe, Ohio to Romaine Drummond and Arthur Raymond Davis. She slipped out of this earthly realm, August, 27, 2018 surrounded by her family at home in Taylorsville, Utah.
In 1949 Phyllis met and fell in love with her soon-to-be husband, Edward Hazen Peck, Sr., while he was stationed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. Soon after they met, she left her beloved state of Ohio to be married in February of 1950 and build a life with her beau. Ed died in May 2011 and she has mourned his loss every day and wanted nothing else but to be with him. We find comfort in the reunions she is having with her husband, granddaughter Melanie Peck, nephew Thomas Biggs, Jr., son-in-law Randy Tuft and many other family members and treasured friends she has lost and missed so very much over the years.
She is survived by her 4 children, Edward Hazen Peck Jr (Cindy), Douglas Davis Peck, Romaine Tuft Hunter (Bill Hunter), Brian Davis Peck; 19 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild; sister Patricia (late Thomas Biggs, Sr.), Arthur James Davis (MaryKay), cousins and many loved nieces and nephews.
Phyllis loved holding every new baby that came into the family and reminding the parents of "how much work it’s going to be", and "I had 3 children under 3 in cloth diapers in 1954!" She and Ed worked very hard to make a good life for their family. They opened Hazen Nursing Home in 1962 and employed countless people in the community and many family members for over 54 years. Phyllis did much of the clerical work during those years. She was extremely intelligent with numbers and had a memory like an elephant.
Phyllis and Ed enjoyed poetry very much and especially after a Hot Toddy or two. There was always poetry and singing in their home. Her children and grandchildren took very special care of her the last few months of her life as her health was declining. We are so grateful she is out of any suffering and is at peace. We know we will meet again. We know the happy reunions taking place right now. She loved the movie Annie and watching old black and white movies. One of her favorite poems was "The Cremation of Sam McGee". We will always miss your spunk Grandma. You taught us many things and we will miss your silly jokes and antics. In honor of your favorite song from "Annie", we know that tomorrow, whether in this realm or another, is only a day away.
We love you and we'll be seeing you. Godspeed. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at Valley View Memorial Park, 4400 West 4100 South in West Valley City at 1:00pm. Lite refreshments will be served at the home of Ed and Phyllis Peck shortly after services.
Condolences can be sent to valleyviewfh.com
- Arthur Raymond Davis, Father
- Evelyn Romaine Drummond, Mother
- Graveside Service Tuesday, September 4, 2018
September 4, 2018
I was so sad to hear about the passing of your Mom Phyllis. My Mom and Dad ... Vic and Betty were great friends with Ed and Phyllis and had many fun times with them. It is especially difficult to loose your Mother as they are the cornerstone of our families We are thinking of you at this sad time and hoping you can reflect on all the fun times you had together
September 3, 2018
Romaine, both Debbie and I have experienced the loss of our mothers and although it’s been close to 14 years since my mother’s passing, I still find myself grieving my loss of this remarkable woman. Time will pass and accepting our losses becomes easier over the years but, our mothers will always have a special place in our hearts. Please know we can emphasize with you in your grief and give you our condolences.