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Phillips was born Oct. 15, 1922, in Burneyville, Okla., to Lovie and M.E. Taylor, and died July 9, 2013.
She moved to Olton, from Oklahoma in a covered wagon when she was 2 years old, and graduated from Olton High School in 1940.
She and Elmer married June 28, 1941, in Olton and soon after moved to Lubbock.
In 1944, while Elmer was serving in WWII, she and their two daughters moved back to Olton.
That became the family home for the next 22 years and in 1951 their son was born.
She and her husband moved to East Texas in 1966 and shortly thereafter moved to Trinidad, making it their home for nearly 40 years. She moved to Tyler in 2010 after Elmer’s death.
She was an excellent seamstress and sewed for the public for many years. She was a wonderful cook and each Christmas she cooked special treats for all 39 of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She loved plants and flowers and enjoyed working in her yard.
She was a member of Glenwood Church of Christ and loved the fellowship of her brothers and sisters in Christ. She truly loved God, her family, and country and will be missed by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Gordon Phillips, parents, and six siblings.
Survivors include her daughters, Saundra “Cindy” Harvey and husband Sonny of Emerald Bay, Elna Curry and husband Jim of Tucson, Ariz.; son Dan Phillips and wife Pattie of Trinidad; grandsons Coty Smith and wife Tracy of Frisco, Ty Dan Smith and wife Hope of Lakeland, Fla., Cimarron Curry and wife Deborah of Tucson Ariz., Bo Curry and wife Julie of Tucson Ariz., Daniel Phillips and wife Jamie of Fairfield; granddaughters Nikke Cooke and husband Jim of Kilgore, Amanda Mahaney and husband Adam of Richardson; 17 great-grandchildren; a great-great- granddaughter; many other relatives and friends.