Phillip C. Collier (1939 - 2013)

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July 7, 1939 - Nov. 8, 2013 Phillip was born in Ketchikan, Alaska, and raised and educated in Seattle. He lived in Port Angeles, WA for the last 13 years of his life. He was preceded in death by his mother, Louise Collier; father, Charles Coull; brother, Meredith Collier; and sister, Varya Nelson. He is survived by his sister Elizebeth Neaville and numerous nieces and nephews. Phillip graduated from Garfield High in 1957. He worked for the Seattle Times before joining the Army where he was stationed at Cape Canaveral and finally in Germany. After his discharge, he graduated from the University of Washington. Phillip worked for the Washington State Department of Employment Security until his retirement. In Seattle, Phillip volunteered to read for the blind and in Port Angeles the Senior Center. He was a member of the Newcomers Group, the German Club, and the Baha'i Faith.. His love of music, pianos, literature, and especially food were well known to his family and his many friends. We will all miss him very much. Phillip will be buried at Edmonds Cemetery next to his parents. He requested no funeral, but we will honor him with a celebration of life on January 18, 2014 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Lake Washington Rowing Club, 910 N. Northlake Way, Seattle, Wa. 98103 In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be sent to, Center Valley Animal Rescue, 11900 Center Road, Quilcene, Wa 98376.
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Published in The Herald (Everett) on Nov. 17, 2013
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