Grant Phillips (1923 - 2017)

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  • "A very dear, sweet man. Lots of love to the family."
    - Sarah Jakits
  • "There goes a good man. Respected by all, admired by even..."
  • "Dearest Brad, My sincere condolences for your loss. I know..."
    - Terri Silberer
  • "May the God of comfort be with you at this time"
    - Connie
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Born July 17, 1923, Grant Phillips passed away on Dec. 1, 2017, at the age of 94, with his loved ones at his side. Born in 1923 in Des Moines, Iowa, Grant was the youngest of seven children. Grant was raised in the town of Sara, Wash., where he first met his wife, Lois McWilliams. When World War II came along, Grant enlisted as a Marine and served four adventurous years in the South Pacific.
After the war, Grant followed a dream and moved to Alaska, soon followed by the love of his life, Lois. In those early years they homesteaded along the Kenai River, brushing out a trail that would become K-Beach Road from Soldotna to the Ciechanski corner. They moved back to Anchorage, Alaska, for work, where they built a house on O'Malley Road and lovingly raised three children - Lynn, Craig and Brad - retiring back to the homestead in 1980. Though he lost Lois to cancer in 1996, Grant continued the life of a homesteader.
Grant will be missed by many, but in particular by his children, Lynn, Craig and Brad, and their families: Lynn Martinez and David Duran: (Christopher and Iris Martinez: Ethan and Aidan,) (Jeffrey and Angel Martinez), (Alyssa and Steve Pollard); Craig and Suzi Phillips: (Noelle and Beau Miller), (Heidi and Tom Tomrdle: Maya, Seylor and LeRoy), (Ben and Angel Phillips: Ben, Miracle, Noah); Brad and Sue Phillips: (Sean and Misty Otis: Skyler, Ayverie), (Jessica and Darren Henry: Makenzie and Mikayla, Anniya, Bradley and Harper), (Ryan and Morgan Phillips: Nalaynia, Titus, Natalie, Nia), (Chelsea and Kevin Hepburn: Rainn, Neveah, Dezmond, London and Esme') and many other friends and family. He made a lasting impression on his children and their families, teaching the value of hard work and of family. He will be forever remembered with love!
At Grant's request no services were planned. Please raise a cup of coffee the next time you think of him.

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Peninsula Memorial Chapel & Crematory
5839 Kenai Spur Hwy.
Kenai, AK 99611
(907) 283-3333
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Published in Anchorage Daily News on Dec. 24, 2017
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