Trina L. Phillips, age 49, passed away peacefully at her home after a hard-fought battle with cancer in St. Ignatius, Montana on March 25, 2020. Trina was born April 24, 1970 in Polson, Montana to Keith Montgomery and Joyce Owen Montgomery. She attended Polson High School and graduated in 1989. She then attended Western Baptist Bible College in Salem, Oregon where she graduated with a degree in business management in 1993.
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Trina came back home to Montana and married Ed Phillips on February 12, 1994. They operated a custom saddle shop in Pablo, Montana for 26 years. They then moved to St. Ignatius in the fall of 2019 and built their dream home with a beautiful view of the Mission Mountains and Mission Falls. Trina loved the outdoors hunting, fishing, and running her chainsaw. Some of her favorite hobbies were taking photographs and basket weaving. She had a love for her critters small and large. She always had a smile on her face and loved helping others. She was active in the church as well.
Trina is survived by her husband Ed Phillips of St Ignatius, her sisters Crystall Morigeau (Rob) of Polson and Shelly Christensen (Todd) of Kalispell; brothers Rusty Deprez and Ben Montgomery of Ronan; sister-in-law Jeanne Tauck (Roger); mother-in-law LouAnn Phillips, and many numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Trina is preceded in death by her parents Keith Montgomery and Joyce Owen Gollehon; her grandparents Slim Montgomery & Pansy Hall Montgomery, Harry and Gladys Main Owen;.
Trina will be laid to rest at the Ronan Cemetery with a private family graveside gathering. A celebration of life is planned for later this summer at their home.