Henry Phelps has recently gone home. He passed away October 21, 2007 at the age of 88. It was definitely tough to let him go. He will be missed and loved by all his children, family, friends, neighbors and cohorts. You can't forget his sense of humor and very straight-forward and honest manner. He was definitely an authentic human being, loved by many.
Ann Phelps has gone home. She passed away July 28th,
2004. We will definitely miss her great sense of humor, her
willing heart to love, her vibrant spirit, and all those great
qualities that endeared her so much to all who knew her.
This page is not intended to slight our Mother, Gerda Phelps, of her due. These pages were developed during the later of 25 plus years that Henry and Ann were married. Perhaps at some time I will be creatively enthused to work on a page devoted to Mother as well. There is no shortage of material to publish on her behalf.
Phelps lll - Published before the decline of his health and death.
He was born in
1918 and immediately adopted into the Phelps family. His
adoptive parents are all he knows and praises them for being
good parents. You can find more information about them by
reading his auto-biography.
He had quite a
few very interesting experiences growing up, and has expressed
them in an as yet uncompleted auto-biography. He enjoys learning all he can. Several years
ago he acquired a computer and together with the internet can
keep his quest for information and learning somewhat challenged
and fueled. He has also written about a trip he was privileged
to take at the age of about seven. It's called
He's always been in excellent health. But recently, in the
summer of 2003, he suffered a heart attack, and was blessed to survive it in
reasonably good health.
called to military service on June 16, 1944, and joined the Navy
at that time.
His interest in
mechanics led him into learning machining and all manner of
making and fixing things. In a nutshell, he went on to become
truck fleet superintendent over 440 tractors and 1200 trailers. It
included the maintenance of the fleet plus the buying and
selling of rolling stock, fuel, tires, parts, etc. for the
entire fleet. His boss for the better part of his life was the
locally famed and late Charles N. Harris. You can read more
about it in his auto-biography.
children: Julie, Danny, David, Betty, Donna (myself), Peter,
& Nancy. More information about them can be
found under the Phelps Family. With Ann, her son, Dan Davidson is also
family as well.
grandchildren: four great-grandchildren
widower in 1977, he did himself and the family a favor and
married Ann in 1978, herself a widow. She has greatly blessed us
and with her, has brought her son, Dan Davidson, and then his
wife Georgeanne, into the family
as well. Georgeanne has a son, Brian, and she and Dan have
a son, Matthew.
religion; he has always been a weekly usher at mass.
involved in the Rotary Club. Some years ago he was president of
the local Rotary Club. His later years were spent as Sergeant at Arms faithfully at every meeting.
helps look after people. If someone needs their lawn mowed or
door fixed or anything like that, he is there to do it for them.
He still mows his own lawn. He also plays around with his
computer. He has a scanner and printer and all that stuff. He
machines parts on his lathe in his basement. Only a couple of
years ago, he actually replaced the engine in his El Camino, all
by himself. See El
newspaper article about Cape in its early days that Daddy knew
as a youth. The article was written by a local Cape woman. When
he recognized the area she was describing he decided to call
her. He is then mentioned in her next article. See T.B.Y.