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Linda Marie Phillips – December 25, 2018

Friday, December 28th, 2018

Linda Marie Phillips

Linda Marie Phillips was born October 7, 1939 in Susanville, CA. She was the oldest of four children (Linda, Leanna, John, Donald) born to parents Faye and Thomas Garate. Raised on the Garate cattle ranch in Ravendale, CA, she was a lifelong resident of Lassen County until her death on December 25, 2018. Linda married Donald Phillips in 1959 and together they raised 7 children: Steve, Jess, Dona, Donna, Corinna, Cassie and Serena. She was “Mammy” to multiple grandchildren and great grandchildren who all loved her dearly.

She was preceded in death by her husband Don in 1990, and daughter Corinna in 2009. After the death of her husband, Linda dedicated her spare time in life to volunteer work. Her main focus was the Susanville District Library, where she volunteered for almost 25 years. Many other non-profits and organizations also benefited from her time and generosity, such as Lassen Land and Trails, RISE, and Alliance For Smiles. She also took a special interest in foster care and foster care adoption, as four of her own children were adopted. Linda was kind, generous, resolute and calm. She was deeply, deeply loved by all who knew her, but especially by her family. She will forever be missed.

The Phillips’ family would also like to thank Mimi Rena and the local hospice program. Their compassion and care is a great asset to this community and we are very grateful for the support.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations please be made to the Lassen Library District in her name.


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9 Responses to Linda Marie Phillips – December 25, 2018

  1. Margie Meserve

    Saturday, December 29th, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    She will be greatly missed at the Library. A very special lady.

  2. Sheri Houck

    Saturday, December 29th, 2018 at 9:55 am

    A Life well lived!!

  3. Christina Vial Lopez

    Saturday, December 29th, 2018 at 1:09 am

    Donna Phillips-haley, I am so sorry for your lost. Lots of love and prayers go out.

  4. Cindy Millar

    Friday, December 28th, 2018 at 11:44 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful obituary, that is exactly how we remember her.

  5. Beth Holmes

    Friday, December 28th, 2018 at 11:25 am

    She will certainly be missed. RIP! Keeping the family, my friends, in my thoughts and prayers

  6. Jane Warner Barakat

    Friday, December 28th, 2018 at 10:50 am

    I’m so sorry.

  7. Edna Lepe

    Friday, December 28th, 2018 at 10:47 am

    Community will miss her

  8. Marilyn Shears

    Friday, December 28th, 2018 at 10:31 am

    Lovely lady – great mom and community volunteer. She will be missed.

  9. Virginia Wilson

    Friday, December 28th, 2018 at 10:26 am

    I loved when Linda and her mother, Faye Garate, volunteered for us at the Lassen Library

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