Often people say that a life, once passed, is reduced to a simple dash between two dates. Perry, Dale or "Pappy", as most knew him by, however, filled that dash with an amazing amount of life and love. He was a wonderful man that all would call themselves privileged to know. Everything he did, he did fully and completely, even to his final hours. He lived fully, he loved his family completely, and his word was always gold. He is and will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife of 69+ years, Bernice "Bea" Philips; children, Nikki, and her husband, Chris Long, and Richard, and his wife, Rosie Philips; sister, Jane Cleveland; nine grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Perry Boone Philips; mother, Ollie May Mahoney; daughter, Carol Noel and great-great-granddaughter, Sadie Rainford.
Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Perry Dale Philips to North Puget Cancer Center, 2000 Hospital Drive Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284.
Cremation arrangements are under the care of Lemley Chapel. Share your memories of Dale and sign the on-line guest register at www.lemleychapel.com.