Green River Star -

Phyllis Moretti Blackburn


September 13, 2017

On Sept. 10, Phyllis Moretti Blackburn, 94, passed away peacefully surrounded by family while a resident at The Villa in Green River.

Phyllis was born Dec. 28, 1922, in Lyman, to Darius Matthew Syme and Harriet Evaline "Ev" Rollins Syme. She graduated from Lyman High School in 1940 and married Oliver Harry Moretti Oct. 6, 1941. Together they raised seven children and worked hard at the Carter Café with Oliver's family until his death in 1965.

She worked at various jobs including at the Ogden Temple, Salt Lake Temple and the IRS. On May 4, 1974, Phyllis married Raleigh Blackburn and made t...

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