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Carl F. Phillips


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Carl F. Phillips Obituary

Carl F. Phillips passed away on August 19, 2015 in Paso Robles, California. He was born in San Luis Obispo, California, on August 18, 1917. Carl's family moved to Hughson when he was a young child and he grew up on the family farm attending local schools and graduating from Modesto Junior College majoring in business.

Following graduation in 1938 he accepted a job with Bank of America in Marysville. He met the love of his life, Amy, and they were married in 1941, staying in Marysville until the advent of World War II. He spent the next three and a half years in service with the United States Coast Guard. At the end of the war he and Amy returned to Marysville and he resumed work at the bank. In January 1947 he began work at what was then Marysville Tractor, which subsequently became Tenco Tractor. During the course of his career he became credit manager and retired as Director of Finance at Tenco.

In addition to his work Carl was active in the community. He was on advisory committees in the business departments of Marysville High School and Yuba College. He was a member of the scholarship program established by Tenco Tractor. Carl served on various committees in the Boy Scout and Camp Fire Girls programs as well. He was also active on the Marysville Masonic Hall Board and was a Shriner and member of the Ben Ali Temple. Carl also devoted time to the Rideout Hospital Foundation Board.

The First Presbyterian Church of Marysville was an important part of his life as he volunteered from his early thirties to well into his nineties. He was a long time member of the choir, served as an elder for many years, and held various other leadership positions.

Carl and Amy loved to travel. Their trip to Sweden particularly meant a great deal to him because of his Swedish heritage. Sharing his cabin in La Porte with family and friends was also meaningful. Camping, tennis, skiing, and snowmobiling were activities he enjoyed throughout his life.

Carl is survived by his children Marshall Phillips (Emily), Kayda Magruder (Bob), four grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on October 24, 2015, at 2:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Marysville. A reception will follow the service at the Hampton Inn in Yuba City. In lieu of flowers the family requests that any donations be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Marysville or the in Sacramento.

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Published in Appeal Democrat on Oct. 16, 2015
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