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James Darrell Philips Obituary
James Darrell Phillips, at age 81, passed away on Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 at his home in Yuma, AZ.

Jim Phillips served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1955 as a Machinist Mate 3. He then completed training to become a heating and cooling technician/specialist and serving the biggest part of his career at the Yuma Proving Grounds, then transferring to the Yuma Marine base and retiring there.

Karen M. Keyes, spouse of 52 years preceded him in eternal rest; he is survived by two sisters, Lillian Cypert Rose of Lake Elsinore, CA and Shirley Smithers of Phoenix, AZ; son, Wayne of Yuma, AZ; daughters, Patricia Petric of Prescott Valley, AZ, Jacqueline Phillips of Shingletown, CA; granddaughter, Heather Petric of Prescott, AZ and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held in celebration of dad's life at Sunset Vista Funeral Home in the foothills of Yuma, AZ on Thursday, July 24th, 2014 at 10 A.M. with fellowship immediately following at the Seventh Day Adventist Church located in the foothills.
Published in The Yuma Sun on July 20, 2014
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