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Anna Phillips is Dead at 82
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Methodist Church in Meridian for Mrs. Anna Phillips, 82, who died at 2:15 p.m. Saturday in Colusa Memorial hospital. Widely known and related in Colusa and Sutter counties, Mrs. Phillips was the widow of M. E. Phillips, whom she married in 1883. He died in 1907. Mrs. Phillips came to California on the first transcontinental train 78 years ago, arriving in Sacramento and coming on to Colusa by steamboat, which was 1889. Her father, the late L. S. Dunlap was a carpenter and helped build the Sycamore church, which still stands. He also got permission from the late Howell Davis to name the town of Sycamore. Mrs. Phillips is survived by a son, Everett Phillips, of Meridian. Another son, Glenn Phillips, died several years ago. Other survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Emma Tompkins of Meridian and Mrs. Eva Westfall of Colusa, six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. The funeral arrangements are being made by J. D. McNary & Son. The Rev. R. D. Swinney of Meridian will conduct the services tomorrow with interment to follow in Grand Island cemetery near Grimes.


Colusa Sun Herald, Monday, Dec. 1, 1947
Transcribed and submitted by April Hennes, Aug 2013