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Obituary: Jane E. Phillips 1930 - 2013
Jane E. Phillips
Jane E. Phillips

Jane E. Phillips passed away at home with her family by her side on March 10, 2013.

She was 82 years old. Jane was born on October 29, 1930 in Coolidge, Kansas to Rolo and Mary (Carter) Ewers. She attended Otero College in Colorado, majoring in journalism.

Later in life she was a professional cake decorator and a tireless advocate for children and education.

She was a leader of many youth groups, and both volunteered and sat on the school board for Clarkdale-Jerome School for 19 years.

She also worked for the Verde Canyon Railroad and was the senior citizen director for the Yavapai-Apache Nation in Clarkdale.

She was a member of the Bethany Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Phillips, her sister Thelma and her brothers, Barton and Marion.

She is survived by her sons, Kevin (Betty) Phillips of Clarkdale and Tracy (Chris) Phillips of Chandler, AZ; her brother, Rolo (Patty) Ewers of KS and her sister, Deliza Whitworth of NM; 5 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

A Memorial service will be held at Bethany Baptist Church on the Yavapai-Apache Reservation in Clarkdale, AZ on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 2:00 P.M.

Contributions in her memory can be made to the Clarkdale-Jerome School-Scholarship Fund

An online guestbook is available to sign at www.westcottfuneralhome.com

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Reader Comments

Posted: Monday, April 1, 2013
Article comment by: Carol Woodcock

Aunt Janie .. thanks for the memories, a great person and aunt. You have very special spots in my heart. You never said "no" I am glad I had you. Carol Ann

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