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Information for Leon Chester Phillips
31 October 1913 - 20 February 1988
From The Caldwell News-Tribune
February 1988
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Leon Phillips

     Funeral services for Leon Phillips, 74, of Caldwell, who died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1988, in the Caldwell hospital of natural causes, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, at the Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.  The Rev. Raymond A. Thompson of the United Methodist Church of Caldwell will officiate.  Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
    Mr. Phillips was born Oct. 31, 1913, at Kato, Mo., a son of Fleming H. and Martha J. Metcalf Phillips.  He was raised and educated in Missouri.  He married Goldie Myers on April 10, 1937, at Neosho, Mo.  They moved to Miami, where he was a conductor for the Northeast Oklahoma Railroad.  In 1958 they moved to Boise, where he worked as a carpenter until his retirement in 1973.  They came in 1983 to Caldwell, where they had since resided.
    Mr. Phillips enjoyed working with wood, loved music and playing his guitar, and was an avid fisherman.
    Survivors include his wife of Caldwell; two daughters, Barbara Pool of Homedale, and Lora Finlay of Caldwell; two sons, Sonny Phillips of Milwaukie, Ore., and Russell Phillips of Kuna; two sisters, Minnie Andrews of Cassville, Mo., and Violet Ridenour of Exeter, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  A son, a daughter and three brothers died earlier.


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