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Richard D. Phelps

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BENNINGTON -- Richard D. Phelps, a recent resident of Equinox Terrace, died on Aug. 20, 2003, at Bennington Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Mr. Phelps was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on Jan. 22, 1917, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Phelps. He was predeceased by his parents. He had two sisters, also deceased.

After graduating from Shortridge High School, he attended John Herron Art Institute in Indianapolis. He was an artist and interior designer, and following World War II was employed by Macy’s of New York as designer for residences of United States Foreign Service staff members in various European cities.

In later years he moved to Vermont, where he operated an antiques business.

There will be no funeral services. Those who wish may remember Mr. Phelps with a contribution to the Second Chance Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 620, Shaftsbury, VT. 05262. Funeral arrangement are under the care of Brewster Funeral Service, Manchester.
Published in Bennington Banner on Aug. 22, 2003
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