Marilyn W. Phillips

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CONROE, TX - Marilyn White Phillips, 91, passed away Thursday, April 6, following a brief illness. Born in Mexia on Feb. 25, 1926, Marilyn was the only child of Mary Elenor McKenzie and William Mack White.

A graduate of Mexia High School and the University of Texas in Austin, Marilyn taught school in San Antonio before marrying her childhood sweetheart, Thomas Albert Phillips, in Mexia on Jan. 26, 1952. For the next 31 years, Marilyn was her husband's faithful and fearless help-mate as his career with the US Air Force took them from base to base across the country.

In 1978 Marilyn and Tom chose Conroe to spend their retirement years where she was an active member of Beta Delta Women's Sorority, the Thomas Jefferson Stubbs Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Coushatti Trace Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Judge Nathaniel H. Davis Chapter of Daughters of the Republic of Texas. As an alumna of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority, Marilyn also enjoyed many years of service as the Panhellenic Advisor for Montgomery County which garnered her a national award of recognition by her sorority. She was also very active in local, state and national politics as a contributor and volunteer for numerous campaigns and the Montgomery County Republican Party where she served as a delegate for several State Party Conventions.

Marilyn was also a proud member of the Texas Ex Students Association, becoming an annual foundation donor and enjoying many years of attending Texas Longhorn football games.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband, Tom, and her son, Thomas Mack Phillips. She is survived by her two sons, Hon. M. Lance Phillips and wife Jan S. Phillips of Mexia, and Mark McKenzie Phillips and wife Meredith Y. Phillips of Conroe. Her grandchildren are Brady Phillips Lehmann and husband Corey Lehmann of Kerrville, Thomas Chase Phillips of Kerrville, Thomas Drew Phillips of Austin and Austin McKenzie Phillips of Conroe.

A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Conroe at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12. Interment will be at the Mexia Cemetery in Mexia. A graveside service will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 14.


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Published on from Apr. 9 to Apr. 22, 2017