Dorothy May Phillips, 78, of North Powder, died April 15, 2008, at Grande Ronde Hospital in La Grande.

Her graveside funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mount Hope Cemetery. There will be a potluck reception at the North Powder Grange on E Street at 4 p.m.

Dorothy May Calloway was born on Jan. 6, 1930, at Baker City to Roy Daniel Calloway and Ora Agnes Burris Calloway. She was the second of seven children.

She was a lifelong resident of Baker and Union counties and attended Baker schools. Dorothy worked as a certified nurse’s aide at St. Elizabeth Hospital and Grande Ronde Hospital for many years and as a motel maid at the Sunridge Inn in Baker City.

She married Francis E. Phillips on March 7, 1948, at the home of her employee, Ethal Troyer. Dorothy and Francis had four daughters.

Dorothy enjoyed being a homemaker, sewing, baking and caring for children, grandchildren and extended family. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her, family members said.

Survivors include her four daughters, Marjorie Miller, Gloria Bailey and her husband, Dave, Shirley Rogers and her husband, Chuck, and Patty Phillips; special niece, Agnes Harrison; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; a brother, Robert Calloway; sisters, Roberta Graves and Shirley Guilliams; special sister-in-law, Joan Calloway; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis; granddaughter, Cassie Miller; two brothers, Ralph Calloway and Ronnie Calloway; and sister, Fern Wheeler.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, April 17, 2008
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor