July 11, 1927 ~ June 5, 2021

Born in: Estherville, Iowa
Resided in: Fremont, California

Lucille Mary Phillips passed away peacefully on June 5, 2021 at home after complications from surgery. She was just shy of her 94th birthday. Born in Estherville, Iowa to William H. Mason and Agnes     C. Mason. She was the youngest of 7 children. She had 3 brothers, Raymond, Eugene and David and 3 sisters, Helen, Florence and Margaret. Widow of Mervin Earl Phillips.

She is survived by their 11 children, Yvonne Hulse, Kathie Murtha, Debra Bennett, Diane Bennett, Dawn Phillips, Michele Bushong, Lynette McCoy, Tamara Christiansen, Stephanie Peffer, Brian Phillips and Melanie Zamora. She is also survived by 34 grandchildren, 64 great grandchildren and 13 great great grandchildren.

Lucille loved her vegetable garden. She would can tomatoes and green beans every summer to be enjoyed all year long by her large family. Her favorite scripture was “But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31. Her youth is renewed like the eagles.

Service will be held at Berge Pappas Smith Chapel of the Angels, 40842 Fremont Blvd., Fremont, CA 94538 on June 16, 2021 at 12:00 PM.

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  1. CandleWill miss that smile on Aunt Stub as we called her of her shortness. She was friendly. Faith with the Lord. Raise her family that way. We had fun many weekends at her place with games and card playing. Good conversations with her family and stories that go way back in time. Many birthday celebrations with 11 children in the house.
    Seems like when I went to her house there would be another child born over the years. She was a loving Mother. Grandmother. and so on. I think she lost count on the family now days. She did enjoy the life of raising her children. She was at peace there. She once had a worm farm and worked many days in the sun. One time she came in and I did not know it was her as her the skin was darker than a Indian. She was bless to live a long life to see her children to do good in life with children. May Aunt Stub rest in Peace now in Heaven with no pain.
    The McClain and Taylor Families give condolences to the Phillip’s Famlies.


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