Krystopher (Krys) Anthony Phillips, 62 years of age, joined his Heavenly Father the morning of September 21, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. Krys was born in Sunnyside, Washington on October 10, 1958 to Bill and Dena (Massey) Phillips. He was the youngest of three children. Krys is preceded in death by his father Bill Phillips and mother Dena Phillips. He is survived by his wife, Yolanda Phillips; and his two daughters, Lindsey Montes De Oca, and her husband Tony; and Andrea Phillips, and her husband Matthew. Krys was a giving and adventurous “Poppy” to his grandchildren Nathan, Elise, and Cash Montes De Oca. Krys was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He was a simple person with a generous and gentle heart. He always looked out for the needs of his family before his own. Krys was the happiest when he was surrounded by his family. His inquisitive nature and bright smile showed just how proud he was of his children and grandchildren. He was always present for their biggest accomplishments. Krys was talented with his hands and had a strong work ethic. He followed in the footsteps of his grandfather, father, and brother as a pipefitter. He trained with the Plumbers & Steamfitters Union Local 598, obtaining his journeyman card in August 1983. Krys spent 28 loyal years with Roza Irrigation. You can find his signature initials on numerous projects within the boundaries of Roza Irrigation. He was so proud of his work. In his younger years, Krys would pack up the family and take them on a tour of his projects, always ending with a picnic or stopping for snacks at McCorkles. He retired a proud union member of Northwest Laborers Local 348 in February 2015. After retiring, Krys enjoyed family camping trips with the trailer and ATV, driving around town in his El Camino, and tinkering with projects around the house. He loved indulging in Yolanda’s meals and baked goods, and spending time working in the beautiful garden they built together. His favorite memories were created with his family on trips to national parks, beaches, theme parks, and sporting events. Krys loved spending time outdoors. He would take care of his property, go on country drives
with the love of his life, Yolanda, and build the most amazing things for his family. His most loving gift was their family home of 30 years, built by his strong ever-providing hands. Later on he would add on a pool and various improvements. His meticulous property was the backdrop of numerous family functions, birthdays, graduations, and pool parties. Everyone loved Krys’ pool and made sure to bring their swimsuits when visiting. He had a way of making sure everyone was happy and felt welcome at his home. Providing for his family and friends was the greatest joy of his life. Krys will be missed tremendously and will never be forgotten.
The celebration of Krys’ life will begin with the viewing and visitation on Friday, October 1, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. at the Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside, WA. The Recitation of the Holy Rosary will begin at 1:00 p.m. with the Funeral Liturgy to follow. Those Wishing to sign Krys’ online memorial book may do so at www.funeralhomesmith.com Smith Funeral Home is in care of arrangements.
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