Baker City, Oregon
Daniel S. Phillips, 50, a longtime Baker City resident, died April 23, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.
At his request, there will be no funeral.
Mr. Phillips was born on July 21, 1950, at Baker City to Donald H. Phillips and Helen Berg. He graduated from Oregon State University in 1972, with a bachelor’s degree in business. At Oregon State University, he met his best friend and true love, Janet Anderson. They were married on June 27, 1971, at Tillamook before moving back to Baker City to start their lives together.
He was an integral part of Phillips-Long Ford Sales for 25 years until becoming dealer principal for Heritage Chevrolet. He worked in the automotive industry for a lifetime, but found happiness this last month farming the family land with his wife.
His life revolved around his wife, children, family and many cherished friends. He celebrated life with his family in the mountains, hiking, hunting, fishing and reveling in the splendors of the Elkhorns and the Eagles he loved so much. He took great pride and found peace while working on his farm and yard.
He loved children. He and his wife, Jan, were permanent fixtures at all the football, basketball, track and baseball games. He took pleasure in watching, encouraging and supporting, not only his own children, but also his many nieces and nephews.
Survivors include his wife, Janet of Baker City; his children, Geoff Phillips of Baker City and Adrienne Phillips of Bozeman, Mont.; his parents, Donald H. Phillips of Baker City, and Helen Berg of La Grande; his grandmother, Julia Phillips of Baker City; sisters, Terri Axness of Haines, Debbi Day of Grandbury, Texas, Minda Vaughan of Haines and Tami Maciejko of Gunnison, Colo.; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Baker Sports Complex through Gray’s West & Co.
Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, April 30, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor