HOUSTON, Phyllis Dian

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Last Name
Given Names
Phyllis Dian
Better known as
Date of Birth
Age at Death
Place of Birth
San Diego, California
Family Tree
  Houston Family Tree
Birth Mother
Birth Father
Bob Houston (deceased)
Patricia Dian Houston, Judy Lynn Houston
Non-Temple Relatives
Body Identification Number
Burial Location
Remains claimed by next of kin; burial location unknown
Source of Death Information
House Foreign Affairs Committee report; FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78)
Entry into Guyana
Residence (US)
Ukiah, California 95482
Residence (JT)
Not Known
Occupation in U.S./Skills, Talents & Interests
Lumber grader/ Typist/ Bookkeeper/ Bus driver
Occupation in Jonestown (Temple Records)
(arrived in Jonestown a few days before deaths)
Jonestown Roles (FBI Records)
Government Income
“Remembering a young girl with hope and promise and missing the young woman and her family.... From her cousins ” - Kathleen Tuttle

“I never met you or your family, but I did see you in the DVD documentary of "Jonestown- The Life And Death Of Peoples Temple." I saw you and your 2 daughters being interviewed by Don Harris of NBC the morning you and your 2 daughters perished in Jonestown. Ironically, your daughters said they both liked living in Jonestown very much. You said that Jonestown was a really nice place and you were leaving yourself in a couple of weeks. I was only 12 years old in November of 1978. When I saw your 2 daughters and all those other children my age, they reminded me of the kids I went to school with. I thought that myself and my family could have suffered the same fate. God bless you and your family and all those who perished in Jonestown. They came to Guyana to help make the world a better place, and their lives were ended by a false messiah. 33 years after the tragedy, it still affects me as it did back when I was 12 years old. ” - Anonymous

A Glimpse into the Life of Phyllis Tuttle Houston” - Kenneth A. Odell