Our favorite roper, Phillip Fred Fifer, 73, of Stephenville, TX and formerly of Capitan and Alamogordo, NM went to be with his Lord Jesus, February 20, 2018. With his wife Jeannie of 56 years by his side.
Phil was born February 22, 1944 to Barr and Juanita “Deta” Fifer in Roswell, NM. He was raised in Alamogordo, NM where he met and married the love of his life Jeannie Lane in 1962 Juarez, Mexico. He worked in the family business of Alamo Pipe & Supply in Alamogordo and Ruidoso until his retirement.
Phil loved roping calves and team roping. Traveling across the US with Jeannie and his grandkids to rope. He and Jeannie loved spending the winter months in Arizona team roping. But Phil loved Jesus most of all and loved the Cowboy Church of Erath County in Stephenville and Picacho Baptist Church in Picacho, AZ. He was a lover of people and a friend to many. His sense of humor never failed to bring a smile. He was a tough man, unafraid to crack a joke when others would have complained.
He was proceeded in death by his parents, his brother Danny Fifer and infant son.
He is survived by his loving wife Jeannie Lane Fifer, son Danny Ray Fifer and wife Cheryl of Salem, NM, daughter Sheila Fifer Williams and husband Chris of Stephenville, Granddaughter Danica Fifer of Salem, NM, Grandsons Chad and Chase Williams and Wife Ashleigh, Great-granddaughter Paisley Fifer of Salem, NM. Many extended family members.
A private family burial was held at his time of death.
Blessings and joy.
The Lord is my strength and my shield...Psalm 28:7