Phillips, Delores M.
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85 of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away on January 19, 2014. She was born in Colfax, Wisconsin on October 31, 1928. She attended Elementary school and High School in Chipewa Falls, Wisconsin, earned a Bachelor's Degree at the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire and a Masters Degree at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She taught High School Mathematics in Black River Falls, and Portage, both in Wisconsin, and Highland Park, Il; a total of 21 years. She married Joseph Phillips in 1969 and they moved to Phoenix in 1972. In Phoenix she lead a Grief Support Group for 7 years, volunteered at the Paradise Valley Emergency Food Bank and for a time was Chair of the Board. She also volunteered at the Herberger and Orpheum Theatres and at Symphony Hall. At St. Mark's Lutheran Church she was a member of the Board of Stewardship and of the Chancel Guild. She was a member of the Beta Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, served as president twice and on various committees. She is survived by two step sons, Guy and Peter Phillips. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, February 15th at St Mark's Lutheran Church, 3030 E. Thunderbird Rd in Phoenix. Inurnment will be at Mount Olive Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois. Donations in her honor should be sent to the Paradise Valley Emergency Food Bank, 10862 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85032. Please visit www.shadowmountainmortuary.com to leave online condolences for the family.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Feb. 12, 2014