Phyllis Bytheway Malone, our angel mother has passed away returning again to her Father in Heaven. She will be welcomed by her Husband of 53 years, her parents, and siblings, Jack Lee Bytheway, Donna Bytheway Larson, and Wilford Ray Bytheway, who passed previously. Our mother lived a joyful and fulfilling life while on earth almost 95 years. Phyllis was born to Wilford Kendrick and Eunice Agnes Henderson Bytheway on December 2, 1919 in Salt Lake City, one of five children. She graduated from South High School in 1936 and was active in dancing, sports, and other school activities.
While working for the State Theater in Salt Lake, she met her future husband. On August 23, 1940 she married “the man she set her cap for,” Glen Alexander Malone, also from Salt Lake City. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They enjoyed 53 years of marriage and were the best of friends, traveling together, gardening, and making a home in Ogden after WWII where Glen worked at Morgan Typewriter Co. Phyllis and Glen raised their family of 6 children and lived for 25 years at their Jackson Ave Ogden home, later moving to South Ogden in 1971. Their family was the most important part of their lives. They enjoyed traveling to scenic destinations and visiting their children living in many parts of the world. Her husband Glen passed in 1993 at the age of 75. Phyllis and Glen shall be always remembered among those of the “Greatest Generation".
Phyllis was a homemaker most of her life, but also was employed by Cream O’ Weber, the Internal Revenue Service, and others. Always active and enjoying a challenge, she enjoyed photography, sewing, crocheting afghans, ceramics, crossword puzzles, picture puzzles, even bowling and golf well into her 90’s. Active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Phyllis volunteered at the LDS Family History Center for over 13 years and spent seven years doing extracting work.
Phyllis grew up during the Great Depression and had a love for her country and surroundings and showed an amateur flair for journalism, evidenced by her actively voicing her opinion in national and civic affairs, her letters being published in Dear Abby, the Ogden Standard Examiner, and school publications. This all started by being the class reporter in the 3rd grade.
Phyllis’ greatest joy was her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, lovingly crocheting blankets for most of them and never missing a birthday or special occasion.
Phyllis is survived by her brother, Benjamin Edward Bytheway, Seattle; her children, Kathleen Files, Sharron Horning, Patricia Malone all of Ogden; Bonnie Alvord, South Jordan; Kevin G. Malone, Lehi; and Joyce Read, Riverdale; and 24 grandchildren and 49 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by two grandsons.