Gertrude Marie Phillips, 94, died Aug. 17, 2006, at Hermiston Terrace Assisted Living Facility in Hermiston.
Recitation of the Rosary will be today at 7 p.m. at Burns Mortuary Chapel in Hermiston. A memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church in Hermiston. Disposition was by cremation. Inurnment of cremains will be at the Hermiston Cemetery at a later date.
Gertrude was born March 16, 1912, at Encampment, Wyo., to Christian and Anna Clara (Elsen) Karp. She was raised in Baker City and graduated from Baker High School.
She married Donald Edward Phillips at Baker City in 1934. They lived in Baker City until 1947 when they moved to Hermiston.
Gertrude was a homemaker most of her life and also worked as a bookkeeper for the Northwest Livestock Commission for several years. She was a member of Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church in Hermiston and a past member of their Altar Society and choir.
The last three years she was a resident of Hermiston Terrace. She loved to listen to the Thursday night music jam sessions and to watch her son and daughter-in-law, Nick and Donna, bowl.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Edward Phillips; her parents, Christian and Anna Karp; a son, Donald Raymond Phillips; a grandson, Tony Phillips and brothers, William, Raymond, Paul and Adrian Karp.
She is survived by her children and their spouses, Rosemary and Richard Easton of Glenallen, Alaska, Glen and Pam Phillips of Livermore, Calif., and Nick and Donna Phillips and Dennis and Glenda Phillips all of Hermiston; a sister, Sister Clare Inez (Mary Karp) of St. Anne Convent in Tacoma, Wash.; 17 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church building fund.
Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, August 25, 2006
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor