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Amy B. Phillips passed away on August 2, 2014 at the age of 94.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 2:00 pm at Marysville Presbyterian Church. A reception will follow the service.

Amy was born in Bangor, California. At a very young age Amy and her family moved to the Yuba Sutter area where she spent the rest of her life.

She graduated from Marysville High School at the age of 15 and from Yuba College at the age of 17. Upon graduation from Yuba College she was employed by J.J. Collins, the president of the college, as his secretary. She worked there until 1943 when she joined her husband, Carl, in the San Francisco Bay Area where he was stationed in the military during World War II. While there she obtained a position with the U.S. Maritime Commission. At the end of the war, she and Carl returned to the Yuba Sutter area where they raised their son and daughter.

Amy was very active in the youth programs of her children taking on leadership roles with the Boy Scouts and Camp Fire programs. She was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Marysville and served as a Deacon of the church. She was very involved with the youth programs of the church especially teaching a class of teenage girls. She received the Honorary Life Membership award from the Presbyterian Woman's Association for all of her work with the church. Amy was a member of the P.E.O. Society and served as president of her chapter for one year. She was also a member of the Peach Tree Golf and County Club.

Amy and her husband, Carl, enjoyed travel and went on many trips to Europe, Canada, Alaska, and Hawaii. They visited almost all of the U.S. States and particularly enjoyed historic places on the east coast. One of her greatest enjoyments, though, was hosting family and friends at their mountain home in Laporte, California.

Amy is survived by Carl Phillips, her loving husband of 73 wonderful years; her son Marshall Phillips of Chino Hills, California; her daughter Kayda Magruder of Paso Robles, California; four grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Aileen Binninger, her brother Edwin (Bud) Binninger, and her sister Carol Hamon.

Donations in Amy's memory are suggested to the First Presbyterian Church of Marysville, the Fremont Rideout Foundation, or the Shriner's Childrens Hospital, Sacramento.

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Published in Appeal Democrat from Sept. 26 to Sept. 29, 2014
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