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Frances F. Phillips

November 26, 1922 - January 31, 2020


Frances F. PhillipsFrances Fillmore (Dudley) Phillips passed away in Salem on January 31, 2020. She was born November 26, 1922, in Los Angeles, California, to Ray Wharton Dudley and Lydia Natalie Dudley, and was welcomed by her older sister Dorothy Rae. Following graduation from Glendale High School Frances headed north to the University of California at Berkeley. Although she was at UC only a short time, it was long enough to meet and fall in love with Donald Woodrow Phillips. Fran and Don were married in 1942 during Don’s short leave from the Navy during WWII. Following the war, they lived in Glendale where the family grew with the births of Beverly, Don and Cliff. In 1953 the family relocated to Walnut Creek, California, where she worked as a school secretary. In 1986 Fran and Don followed their daughter and moved to Salem, Oregon.

Fran was always active in her Presbyterian Church and has been 50+ year member of PEO and Alpha Chi Omega. She loved her family, friends, and playing bridge. She is survived by daughter Beverly Carrick, and son Don Jr. of Salem, and son Clifford of Albuquerque, New Mexico. She also leaves six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

Fran was preceded in death by her husband Don, her parents and sister.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m., February 17 at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Private interment will be in Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. Contributions can be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church https://www.salemwestpres.org/ or PEO International https://www.peointernational.org/

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A lovely and loving very special person. She will be sorely missed by anyone who knew her.



She was a wonderful lady.  I remember my parents really enjoyed time spent with Frances & Don, especially their cruises together.  We also enjoyed visiting with her when we would pass thru Salem while coming or going from a trip.  Our last visit was in the fall of 2018.  Our sincere condolences and best wishes to all the family.  We will miss her.