Phillips, Ethelda “Buddy” Sears Mrs. – Obituary

Ethelda Sears “Buddy” Phillips, 83, died Oct. 27, 2004, at the Phillips Ranch on Pine Creek.

Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Pastor Roger Scovil of the Baker City Christian Church will officiate. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitations will be until 7 o’clock tonight at the funeral home.

Buddy was born on April 7, 1921, at York, Neb., to George Dewey and Carrie Wilson Sears. She attended grade schools in Nebraska and Colorado and high school at West Linn. Buddy moved to Baker County in the fall of 1939 and soon thereafter met her future husband, Harry Phillips.

They were married on July 3, 1940, at Baker City. In 1941, Harry and Buddy moved to the Phillips Ranch on Pine Creek and had lived there ever since.

They had four children: Helen, Joyce, Allen and George. In addition to raising their four children, they were also long-term parents for eight foster children.

Buddy was a member of the Wingville Grange for about 50 years. She served the Grange as a past master. She also served as a 4-H Leader for many years. Buddy was a member of Baker City Christian Church.

Her parents and two brothers preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband, Harry Phillips; her four children and their spouses, Helen and Marvin Hopkins, Joyce and Woody Williams, Allen and Marge Phillips and George and Hope Phillips; and 10 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Baker City Christian Church or the American Diabetes Association through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, November 5, 2004
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

MLA Source Citation:

White, Judy Wallis. Baker County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved. Web. 26 January 2015. - Last updated on Oct 4th, 2011

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