Carol Sue Phillips

Carol Sue Phillips

September 13, 1931 - July 15, 2017

Carol Sue Phillips

September 13, 1931 - July 15, 2017



Mrs. Sue Phillips, age 85 of 2398 via Mariposa West, Laguna Woods, California died on July 15, 2017 from natural causes. Born Carol Sue Andrews on September 13, 1931 in Huntington, Indiana to George and Helen Andrews. Sue’s family lived in South Bend, Indiana until the end of World War Two when her family moved to Lake City, Iowa to join Helen Andrews’s brother, Carl Gass, in the furniture business. Sue graduated in the Class of 1949 from Lake City High School and was a very popular young lady active in the school band and vocal music group, the dramatics club, the Y-Teens Club, and the Pep club. She was also active in Student Council and was on the staff of school paper.

It was at Lake City High that she met her future husband, Ken Phillips. After attending Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Fall, Iowa she and Mr. Phillips were married in Manhattan Beach, California on March 30, 1951.

Early in her married life she worked for El Camino Junior College in the accounting department. In 1957 her first child was born in Torrance, California. Shortly thereafter the family moved to Washington, D.C. where two more children arrived to join the family. In 1963 the Phillips family moved again to the outskirts of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1973 Sue went back to work, this time in the retail printing business.

In 1977 the Phillips family was transferred back to California where Sue went to work for the Space and Communications Division of Hughes Aircraft Company in the Publications Department. Her work helped defray to cost of three-college educations for the Phillips kids. Valerie Ann Phillips graduated from the University of Southern California School of Medicine, William Andrews Phillips graduated from California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo, California, and Lisa Marie Phillips graduated from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

Besides running a household and working, Sue’s special interests in life were reading, cooking and interior decorating.

Both Sue & Ken retired in 1986 and ultimately moved to Laguna Woods Village.

Sue is survived by her husband, their three children, five grandchildren and her brother James Andrews of The Villages, Florida.

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3 responses to Carol Sue Phillips

  1. Cheron says:

    Sue and Ken were so friendly and welcoming when we moved to Laguna Woods in “their” building. We enjoyed several nice lunches at good restaurants and enjoyed having them up for lunch or dinner, too, at our place. Sue’s door was always open for a nice afternoon chat — such a pleasant person. :heart::heart:
    Cheron and Joe Rhodes

  2. Sue welcomed into my new apartment in 2015. She was always kind and welcomed me into her home whenever I had a question.
    Each month the elevator was decorated to fit the season or holiday. Suzy put a smile on my face each time I saw it. I will miss this lovely lady and know she was a blessing to all who knew her.

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