Marjorie Phillips, 91, of Destin, Fla., passed away peacefully Oct. 19, 2013. A native of Norristown, Pa., she was born there on Dec. 18, 1921, and lived in Illinois and New Jersey before spending 30 years in Okaloosa County, which she enjoyed immensely. Superior Residences of Niceville provided exceptional care for the last two years of her life.
A homemaker for the most part, with a few stints of work during World War II and as an office manager for doctors in New Jersey, Marge belonged to several church and social groups, contributing countless hours of charitable work with each.
With her husband, Lee D. Phillips, she produced two sons, Lee E. and Glenn, and was most proud for their educational and work accomplishments. Lee was the consultant on shopping mall projects nationally, including the famous Rivercenter Mall in San Antonio, Texas, and Glenn served as a U.S. Army officer and worked for the Oklahoma Human Rights Commission for more than a decade.
Marge was preceded in death by brothers, Bud and Jack Hagner, and eldest son, Lee E. Phillips.
She is survived by her sister, Doris Glisson of Red Bank, N.J.; cousin, Ruth Horney, of Pottstown, Pa.; son, Glenn Phillips of Las Vegas, Nev.; and grandchildren, Derek Phillips of Connecticut, Robin Durrante of North Carolina and Ben Martinez-Phillips of Reno, Nev.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Covenant Hospice.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Oct. 23 at Heritage Gardens Funeral Home of Niceville, which is entrusted with the arrangements.
Evelyn S. “Pete” Baumann
Our amazing, beautiful Pete went to Heaven in her sleep on Oct. 18, 2013. Once a resident of Destin, she is preceded in death by her parents, Glenn and Gladys Sawyer, New Brockton, Ala.
She is survived by her husband of 23 years, Rick Baumann of Santa Rosa Beach; brothers and sister, Jerry (Martha) Sawyer of Clinton, Miss., Mike Sawyer of Atlanta, Ga., and Judy (Larue) Curenton of Crestview; sister-in-law, Karen(Phil) Shinaver of Toledo, Ohio; brothers-in-law, Jay Baumann and David Baumann both of Toledo; and many nieces and nephews whom she dearly loved.
Pete moved from Atlanta to Fort Walton Beach in 1968. She was a member of the first flight crew of Southern Airways at Eglin, later becoming the supervisor of flight attendants. Her incredible zest for life, empathy for others and love of animals were apparent to all who knew her. Her infectious smile and timeless good nature would raise everyone's spirits. All of us, friends and family alike, were truly blessed to have her in our lives.
Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Oct. 25 with services at 11 a.m. at Christ the King Episcopal Church, 480 North County Hwy. 393 in Santa Rosa Beach. Interment will follow at Gulf Cemetery, Santa Rosa Beach.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Alaqua Animal Refuge at www.aarflorida.com.
Oh Junebug, what are we going to do without our Pete?
Arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Watkins Funeral Home.