Marie Phillips, a longtime Prineville resident passed away at her home on November 19, 2004. She was 71 years old. There will be a memorial service November 23, 2004 at 2 p.m. in the upstairs room at the Veterans Club in Prineville.
   Mrs. Phillips was born in West Plains, Missouri, to Claude and Ila Stephenson on January 8, 1933. Soon after her birth, the family moved to Prineville, where she has spent most of her life. Along the way, she met and married the love of her life, Allen Phillips and they were married in Reno, Nev. Together they raised their family. They did live for a time in Baker City.
   Ila was known for her great skill in the kitchen, and was also known for her ability to iron clothing, which she did for many people. She is also remembered for her enjoyment of doing crossword puzzles and spending time with her family; especially her grandchildren. She will be missed by many.
   Ila is survived by: her husband Allen of Prineville; daughter and son-in-law Sandy and Ernie Slavey of Prineville; son and daughter-in-law Jessie and Kathy Fuller of Prineville; daughter Becky Stewart and companion Kent Brandon of Prineville; son and daughter-in-law Bill and Amy Phillips of Spokane, Wash., and daughter Barbara Phillips of Denver, Colo. Her brother Guy Stephenson of Cottage Grove, Ore., and sisters Mabel Barnes of Prineville, and Fern Finwick of Kingman, Ariz., also survive her, as well as 12 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
   Memorial contributions can be made in Ila's name to a charity of choice.
   Arrangements are in the care of Prineville Funeral Home.
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