Doug Phillips, as known by his friends and family, passed away on Good Friday, April 7th, 2023. Doug was home in loving care of his wife of 56 years and with the support from Compassus Hospice.
His life was filled with Love of Family, Adventure and Nature. Although practical and hardworking, he never lost sight of his dreams and had a drive to make them come true. His love of travel took him and his family to 45 of the 50 states through family vacations which were never missed and always a family centered adventure. His sense of adventure drew him to many outdoors sports and interests and his competitive nature and thirst to learn allowed him to excel in Competitive Water Skiing, Snow Skiing, Fishing of all varieties, Hiking, Kayaking, and Camping (primitive to cabins).
Doug was never one to sit long and was always there for family, friends, neighbors, or people in need. He took great pride in working with Four Mile Fire Prevention District Station 1 with the Auxiliary from the years 2012-2018 the last three years culminating in the responsibility of president. In this role he loved knowing he was helping others in the most dire of situations and supporting the crews that were saving lives.
Doug developed into a tradesman and woodworker, and, through this, he and Carol always had a project or plan for remodeling. This love of building something new drew them to work with Habitat for Humanity for four years, allowing him to give back to the community and teach others what he had learned through experiences and errors of the past.
Doug went to school at William Horlick High School, Racine, WI and NCR Technical School in Dayton, OH. He retired from NCR after 36 yrs. of service and served in the Army Reserves for six years, earning the rank of Spec.4. In his time at NCR his career evolved from repair of mechanical cash registers to room size main frame computer systems evolving to the release of the 1st lap top computers finally finishing with the advanced phones we have today.
Doug was born to Ted Jr. Phillips and Shirley Douglas Phillips in Denver, Colorado. He was preceded in death by his parents and one cousin, Ronald Smith.
He is survived by his wife Carol; Daughter, Lisa Wayne (Jim White); Son Marc Phillips, two grandchildren, Cassidy Wayne (Sean), Caroline Neiderhauser (John) and one great-granddaughter, Bethany Lynn Neiderhauser. Also surviving Doug are two sisters, Kathlynn Neumann (Steve), Judy Morville (Allan); brother, Steve; three Nieces and one Nephew.
The family would like to give special thanks to friends and neighbors who provided loving emotional support to both Doug and the family over the last few months. Thank You to Compassus Hospice and Human Touch Home Health for all their support and help in Doug’s Journey. Please consider a donation to Compassus Hospice or Human Touch Home Health in Lieu of flowers for the family.
Celebration of Life and Potluck
When: May 20th,2023 at 11am
Where: Four Mile Fire Station #1
LOVE The People God Gave You Because He Will Want Them Back One Day!!!!!
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