William Wheeler Phebus


AUG. 7, 2000 — William W. ‘Bill’ Phebus, 79, a resident of Albuquerque since 1930 died Thursday, August 3, 2000. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Darlene A Phebus of Albuquerque; daughter, Sharon Wagner and husband, Robert of Rio Rancho, and Sheila Wilhemi and husband, Leonard of Conchas Dam, NM; grandchildren, Carrie Lagomarsino and husband, Peter, Carla Jo McBurney and Rhonda Goss and husband, Don; great-grandchildren, Cheyenne Lagomarsino, Samual, Xiao and Joseph McBurney, Zachary Calhoon, Joshua and Jacqueline Goss. Mr. Phebus served overseas with the 200th Coast Artillery. He was on the Bataan Death March and was a POW from 1942-1945 in Manchuria. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1964. He was a member of DAV Post #33. Services will be held Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. at French Mortuary, Wyoming Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE with Larry Pierson officiating. Interment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery, 1:30 p.m. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Monday from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 5800 Lomas NE, 87110.


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