Carol A. Phillips died on Oct. 19, 2014, in North Pole, Alaska. Caroline Chase Andrews was born on June 1, 1926, in Flushing, N.Y., the youngest of seven children of Speer and Ada Dixon Andrews. She was educated in N.Y. City schools, and graduated from Bard College. Carol's career was focused on writing. Her first job at age 17 was with Harper Brothers in Manhattan; her last job before her retirement, at age 81, was as an editor of The Milepost travel guide. She worked in education, tourism, writing and editing. In 1951, she married Rev. John Phillips. Together they served the Episcopal Church in New York, Maine and Alaska. She served for several years as historiographer for the Diocese of Alaska, during which time she produced the commemorative volume "A Century of Faith", she wrote and edited for Alaska magazine, Horizon Publishing, Epicenter Press, Centennial Press and Morris Communications. Carol was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John; her sisters, Marion, Mary and Frances Andrews and Elizabeth Douglas; her brothers, David and Chase Andrews; grandchildren, Lanson Green, Kristin Phillips and Kevin Krause; in-laws Janet Andrews and Hugh Douglas; and nephews, Douglas Andrews and Peter Duffy. She is survived by her four children, Ann Wilson (Craig) of Anchorage, Alaska, Robert Phillips of Moab, Utah, John Phillips (Tammy) of North Pole and Cate Phillips of Kotzebue, Alaska; nieces, Janet Consavage (Lee) Carrie Sturgis (James) and children, Susan Dysko and daughters; nephew, David Andrews Jr. and daughters, Kenneth Andrews (Charmaine); and niece, Susan Andrews. Also 10 grandchildren and their families, Stephen True (Amanda), Michael True (Ngan), Dana Rivera; Dustin Wilson (Tamara ); Kristina Hill, Melissa Coghill (Derrick), Cynthia Shurte, Dana Rutzen (Shawn); Erin Erwin; Loren Phillips; 16 great-grandchildren: and one great-great grandchild; and many other dear friends and relatives across the country. A memorial service will take place on Nov. 14, 2014, at 7 p.m. at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Anchorage. Honorary pallbearers will be Kevin Tritt, James King, Jon Osgood, John Speer, Luke Smith, Carl Jauhola, Matt Hammer and Andy Hall. Carol's ashes will be committed to Frenchman's Bay at Bar Harbor, Maine, and Kachemak Bay at Homer, Alaska. Donations on her behalf can be made to Big Brothers Big Sisters or any other agency dedicated to serving Alaskan Children.
Published by Anchorage Daily News on Oct. 23, 2014.