Obituary: Pauline Ruth McPhail

Pauline was born May 5, 1926, in Bartlesville, Okla. Her parents were Tom and Mable Skinner.
She died July 20, 2012. She passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home of natural causes in Rangely.
Pauline’s siblings were Dennis, Tom, John, Jean, Carol and Francy.
She is survived by her two sisters, Jean and Francy from Missouri; daughter Jody, son Jim (Mose), son Tony, daughter Traci; nine grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
Pauline married Joe McPhail July 24, 1943, in Pratt, Kans. In 1956 they moved to Rangely. Joe was a carpenter.
They loved Rangely and their new adventure! Joe built houses and she took care of her home and children.
In 1973 she and Joe bought the lumber yard in Rangely and sold it five years later.
In the mid 1980s she started working as a cook at the hospital in Rangely. She loved cooking and all the people she met there.
She retired after 18 years of working there. She and Joe spent their time together on their small farm outside of Rangely until he passed away in 2004. She had great peace and comfort being in the house he built for her until she passed away. They lived there for 30 years.
We will all miss her. She took great pride in her husband and children and grandchildren. She loved them all very much.
Pauline loved to tell stories with lots of laughter and a gleaming face! She shared them with her many friends and family throughout her life. She knew no stranger. She celebrated her life with love and kindness to all.
The family would like to give a special thank you to everyone who sent flowers (she loved flowers) cards and food, and thank you to all her friends for giving her such joy in her life.
Thank you to her grandsons CJ McPhail and John McPhail for such a beautiful memorial service. She was smiling.
Thank you Pastor Russ and Christian Church for all you did for the service.