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Teresa Jane Phillips

Teresa Jane Phillips, 87, passed away of natural causes Sept. 8, 2006, at Barton Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility.

Teresa was born Sept. 24, 1918, in Bisbee, Ariz. She graduated from Bisbee High School in 1936, and then attended St. Joseph’s Hospital nursing school in Phoenix, Ariz., where she received her R.N. degree in 1939. After graduation she moved to Globe, Ariz., to work in the Gila County Hospital. In Globe, Teresa met the love of her life, Prentice “Phil” Phillips. They married in 1940 and had 65 wonderful years together. Teresa and Phil moved to Vallejo, Calif., in 1940 and to China Lake, Calif., in 1945, where they raised three children. Upon retirement they moved to Carson City, Nev., in 1975.

In 2001 the couple moved to South Lake Tahoe to live with their daughter and son-in-law. They both moved into the Barton Skilled Nursing Facility in 2005. Teresa was a a gentle, kind-hearted woman. She loved spending time with all her family members. Lake Tahoe was so special to her. She enjoyed many trips to “our lake” as she fondly referred to it, and watching all the birds, chipmunks and squirrels.

She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Arnold and Shirley Phillips of Culpeper, Va.; daughter, Jo Ann Nelson of Lakeside, Calif.; daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Phil Youngs of South Lake Tahoe; sister-in-law, Cecilia Phillips of Santa Barbara, Calif.; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Prentice, in 2006; brother-in-law, William in 2004; and daughter-in-law, Barbara Phillips and great-granddaughter, Jennifer Corbin, both in 2002.

A memorial service will begin at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at Barton Skilled Nursing Facility. Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18 at St. Theresa Catholic Church. Inurnment will be at Happy Homestead Cemetery.

Donations in Teresa’s memory may be made to Barton Skilled Nursing Facility, 2170 South Ave., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150.

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