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Evelyn Arline Philips

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EVELYN ARLINE (HALES) PHILIPS Age 78, beautiful and elegant, lived life to the fullest, in every sense of the word, almost until the very moment she stepped out of this life and into the next on November 1, in Laguna Niguel, California. Her passionate pursuits were manytravel, learning, gourmet cooking and entertaining, the arts and sports among them, but family trumped allespecially spending time with her two adoring grandchildren! But then Evie had a way of lighting up any room and she will be missed by so many. While born in nearby Orange, Evie traveled to 137 countries, launched by her prestigious career as a Pan Am flight attendant. Graduating from Riverside Poly High school, she earned her bachelor's degree in Sociology from UC Riverside, and her master's degree in Library Science from University of Oklahoma. For more than 30 years, Evie was a high school librarian for Orange Unified School District. Evie is survived by two daughters, Marsha Roark, and Janice Philips, as well as two grandchildren--Amanda Grace Roark and Thomas Everett Roark. As befitting her love of the beach and Corona del Mar, Evie made the nearby Pacific waters her final resting place as friends and loved ones cast yellow roses alongside to say 'adieu' on Saturday, the 16th of November.

Published in Press-Enterprise on Nov. 21, 2013
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