Robert Henry Phillips
May 6, 1923 – May 15, 2019
ROBERT HENRY PHILLIPS MAY 6, 1923 – MAY 15, 2019 BOB WAS BORN IN ROSEBURG, OR, TO ROY AND VIVIAN (HASH) PHILLIPS. HE GRADUATED FROM ROSEBURG HIGH SCHOOL IN 1941. HE WAS DRAFTED INTO THE US ARMY IN 1943, ASSIGNED AS TECHINICIAN 5TH GRADE IN THE 132ND QUARTER MASTER CORP. HE SERVED IN NEW CALEDONIA AND THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, AND WAS HONORABLY DISCHARGED IN 1946. AFTER HIS DISCHARGE, HE MOVED TO SPOKANE, WA AND ATTENDED GONZAGA UNIVERSITY MAJORING IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING. HE WAS LATER EMPLOYED BY SPOKANE WELDER’S SUPPLY, WHERE HE WORKED FOR 41 YEARS, AND LATER AT ENTERPRISE OXYGEN AND DIKO, INC. HE MET HIS WIFE, EMMA JANE (MILLER) IN MAY 1949. THEY MARRIED THE LAST DAY OF DECEMBER,1949. THEY HAD BEEN MARRIED 69 YEARS. EMMA PRECEDED BOB IN DEATH BY 23 DAYS, PASSING ON APRIL 23RD, 2019. BOB AND EMMA JANE WERE ACTIVE MEMBERS OF COLBERT CHAPEL UNTIL THEIR DEATHS. THEY ARE SURVIVED BY THEIR DAUGHTER JANET JONES, SON MARK (WIFE ELIZABETH), DAUGHTER JEAN PADULA (HUSBAND RICHARD) AND 5 GRANDCHILDREN, LINDSAY, JOSHUA, BETHANY, JORDAN, AND JARED. A MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR ROBERT PHILLIPS WILL BE SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2019. 1:00 PM, AT COLBERT CHAPEL, 4922 E. BERNHILL RD. COLBERT, WA 99005
- ROBERT IS SURVIVED BY HIS DAUGHTER JANET JONES, SON MARK (WIFE ELIZABETH), DAUGHTER JEAN PADULA (HUSBAND RICHARD) AND 5 GRANDCHILDREN, LINDSAY, JOSHUA, BETHANY, JORDAN, AND JARED.
- Memorial Celebration Saturday, June 1, 2019
Robert Henry Phillips
May 18, 2019
Bob was my father-in-law and I loved him dearly. From the very first day we met he completely accepted me and loved me. He was easy to talk to and had a genuine interest in the things that mattered to me. He loved his wife, Emma Jane Phillips with an incredible love. Just 3 weeks after she died he joined her in Heaven. I will never forget his beautiful prayers. The older he got the more he grew in his faith in Jesus Christ. It was a joy for me and his son, my wonderful husband, to watch. I will forever miss him and love him, but I know that one day I will see him and be able to worship the Lord Jesus Christ right beside him.