Gary John Phillips (1950 - 2017)

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Lifelong Alaskan Gary John Phillips passed away on Dec. 10, 2017, at Providence Hospital. He was 67 years old.
He was born in Cordova, Alaska, and grew up in the bush, living on FAA stations in Cordova, Bethel, King Salmon, Naknek and McGrath, Alaska. He attended University of Alaska Fairbanks for a year and then joined the army, where he served two tours of duty in Vietnam. After the army, he fished commercially for many years in Southeast Alaska and in Prince William Sound. Attending University of Alaska Anchorage, he earned both teaching and nursing degrees. He worked as an RN, and later as a supervisor, at Alaska Psychiatric Institute for the past 26 years, retiring in June 2017.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Phillips; three sons, Jason (Jen), Jonathan (Nadine) and Cory; and six grandchildren, Breegan, Heaven, Canaan, Jess, Jaylon and Jace. He is also survived by his brothers, Jeff Phillips (Jane) of Cordova and Glenn Phillips (Jill) of Oregon; and sister, Katrina Johnston (Jeff) of Eagle River, Alaska.
He was a kind and gentle man, loved by many.
Published in Anchorage Daily News from Jan. 10 to Jan. 11, 2018
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