Phillip Foremaster was born December 27, 1898 in St. George, Utah to Ephraim Foremaster and Ida Emma Pugsley Lang. He married Emily Harmon on June 24, 1932 in the St. George LDS Temple. He had a cattle operation on the Arizona Strip his entire life. He ran cattle with his father, then with his brothers, Joe, Lindau and Tone and with help from the children, continued to be involved with the cattle operation until the time of his death. Phil served 25 years with the U.S. Postal Service and was a member of the Arizona Strip Grazing Board for 24 years, participating as chairman for 14 of those years. Foremaster served as secretary of Superior Sugar Beet Growers Association in the 1930s.
He worked in the St. George Temple for 10 years. He was County Chairman of the March of Dimes and the Cancer Fund Drive. He acted as president of the local chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers and was on the state board of directors of the American Cancer Society. Foremaster was a member of the Washington County Planning Commission for 14 years. He was also a member and past president of the St. George Rotary Club.