Eunice Allegra Phelps, 92, passed away Feb. 15, 2010. Survived by her children, Gerry Phelps, Joyce McElvane, Larry (Linda) Phelps and Stanley (Leslyn) Phelps; siblings, Leo (Joyce) Woodruff and Rose Shelley; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; nine great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, F.F. 'Cotty' Phelps. Eunice was born April 19, 1917, in Lyons, Neb. to Bert and Elsie Woodruff. She, with the love of her life and husband of 63 years, Cotty, farmed and ranched in Pinon, Colo. for 27 years. They then moved to Wyoming where they owned and operated the Black Watch Ranch and ultimately ended their career in ranching by fulfilling their dream of owning the famous Pitch Fork Ranch in Idaho. Eunice possessed a selfless quality that is all but gone today... 'the spirit and love of the west.' She wore a coat of many colors. Though content living on a ranch away from the city lights, her quick wit and sense of humor along with girlish charm endeared her to all she knew and met. The foundation of her life was built on the solid ground of faith and integrity. She was our rock. As she departs this world, emptiness surrounds us - yet we rejoice in knowing she is home - home where she belongs. She was a member of Northside Christian Church, Pinon Arts and Crafts Club and Rebecca Lodge in Monte Vista. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Neill Snyder officiating. Those who desire may make memorials to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences,

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  1. My condolences to the entire family. I have so many joyful memories of Eunice and how she was unendingly kind to me and mine. What a wonderful person she was.

  2. With deepest sympathy, I am sorry for your loss. I will sure miss her at the family gatherings. She was nice to sit and visit with.

  3. Larry, Linda and family…I’m so very sorry for your loss. I knew Ms Eunice was a remarkable lady but to read about her was very special. My mother-in-law died Monday Feb 8,2010. So I have an idea of what your going thru..take care and we will keep you in our prayers. Sincerly, Eugenia Gray @King Hearing Aid Center

  4. i had the pleasure of knowing you for many years. You were a wonderful women, may you rest in peace. i have you in my thoughts always

  5. I am the daughter of David and Mary Kyle. I have many fond memories of Mrs. Phelps when I was growing up. My family would visit with her family. I remember her as always being friendly, kind and gracious. My deepest sympathy to all of her family.

  6. Eunice has found peace and returned to her loving husband. May you now find peace in the memories of her you will forever hold. It was a pleasure meeting all of you. Thank you for letting me be a part of your and Eunice’s lifes for a short time.

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