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Elizabeth “Betty” Phillips


1921 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Elizabeth “Betty” Phillips Obituary
Betty Phillips was born Elizabeth Marie Brockhaus in Cincinnati, Ohio, on March 9, 1921, and passed away on March 31, 2014.
In 1942 she married Robert Stirnkorb and started a family which grew to six children. In 1949 the family moved to La Jolla, California, where Bob started a construction business. After separation and divorce, Betty worked at Adelaide's Florists in La Jolla where she met and fell in love with Harry Phillips. They married in 1983 and enjoyed a wonderful 26 years together before his death in 2009.
Betty was involved in many social and philanthropic organizations such as Scripps Hospital and the Social Service League of La Jolla. She loved her family and friends and enjoyed traveling and playing bridge. She was eternally upbeat and funny (able to laugh at herself and the rest of us too). She had a generous and creative spirit that made it easy to love her. She was much loved by her children and all who knew her.
Betty is survived by her six children; four stepchildren; six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Jane; brother, Ned; and many nieces and nephews. Another sister, Ann, passed away on the same day, March 31, 2014.
A celebration of life will be held at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 7713 Girard Ave., La Jolla, on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at 1:00 p.m.
In Lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Trinitarians of Mary in the name of Betty Phillips. Please make your check payable to: The Friends of the Trinitarians, 6161 El Cajon Blvd., #412, San Diego, CA 92115.
Published in La Jolla Light on Apr. 24, 2014
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