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Darby Buck Phillips

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September 10, 1951 – November 12, 2016

Darby Phillips, 65, of Yuba City, CA died peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, following a six month battle with cancer.

Darby was born in Roswell, New Mexico and later moved with his family to Sacramento, CA. In 1968, they moved to Yuba City, where he graduated from Yuba City High School (1969). He met his wife, Juanita (Wilson) in 1972 and they were married in 1973.

Darby worked for years as a dental lab technician. He enjoyed many genres of music, making jewelry, and reading. He was an artist and musician. His greatest love and enjoyment was spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Buck and Nethla Phillips; siblings, Grant, Lonnie, and Viola.

He is survived by his wife Juanita (Wilson) Phillips, children Ryan Phillips (Laura Crowninshield), and Lisa (Ray) Abolt, grandchildren Tehya, Mariah, Taleah Abolt, and Tyler Phillips of Yuba City. He is also survived by sisters Faith (Dave) Stewart of Scotts Valley, CA, Tanya (Paul) Bradley of Atascadero, CA, Stedney Phillips (Armi Cruz) of Long Beach, CA, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at Ullrey Memorial Chapel, 817 Almond St., Yuba City, CA 95991, followed by Interment at Sutter Cemetery. (Attire: Casual - jeans and t-shirts)

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: of Yuba City, Team #cancersucks http://main.acsevents.org/goto/hashtagcancersucks.

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Published in Appeal Democrat from Nov. 18 to Nov. 20, 2016
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