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Wendell Phillips

Wendell Douglas Phillips

February 18th, 2020
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Obituary

Wendell Douglas Phillips (Doug), age 91, passed away peacefully in Colorado Springs on February 18th, just 4 days short of his 92nd birthday.

Doug was a U.S. Navy Korean War Veteran. He was born to parents Lewis E. and Venda M. Phillips (Russell) on the family farm in Kimball County, Nebraska. He graduated from KCHS in 1945.

In January 1948 he joined the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged in January 1952. While in the Navy, his parents bought a farm in Ft. Lupton, Colorado. His dad wanted him to help on the farm, so Doug did so for 2 years. While there, he met a beautiful young girl, Shirley, on a blind date. He thanked his friends for getting them together and told them he would marry her. Ten months later, they were married. They had 4 sons, Steve, Ron, Jeff and Tom. He worked for A-M Corporation for 38 years and then retired. He hated retirement, so he got a job driving a limo for 5 years, retired again and still did not like being retired, so he delivered flowers for 11 years then actually retired.

Doug was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Shirley, in August 2016, after almost 63 years of marriage, as well as his son Steve.

Doug is survived by 3 sons, Ron (Pauline), Jeff and Tom; 5 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; his sister Darlene, and his brothers Cy (Beth) and Tom (Donna).

A special thanks to the wonderful caretakers at Brookdale Assisted Living and Pikes Peak Hospice.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday February 24th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Monday February 24th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Evergreen Funeral Home
    Address
    1830 East Fountain Boulevard
    COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80910
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  • Service

    Monday February 24th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Monday February 24th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Evergreen Funeral Home
    Address
    1830 East Fountain Boulevard
    COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80910
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  • Interment

    Location
    Evergreen Cemetery
    Address
    1005 S. Hancock Ave.
    colorado springs, CO 80903
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Gina Cordova

Posted at 06:45am
Doug delivered flowers for me for about 9 years. He kept me on my toes and ran circles around the other drivers who were a third of his age. Doug was an amazing friend and touched my heart in so many ways. I am so sorry for your loss. He wii be missed!
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Cynthia Morris

Posted at 09:24am
Steven, We are thinking of you and the entire Phillips family. You are in our hearts and prayers. Love Always, The Morris Family.
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