TEXAS - Former Ocean Park resident Mary Ellen Gilcrease Phillips, 89, died July 21, 2003 in San Angelo, Texas.

She was born in Berger, Mo., the daughter of Augusta and Charles Gilcrease. She was raised in Missouri, moved to Washington state in 1935 and to Ocean Park in 1975. She moved to Texas in her later years to be near her niece, Doris Strumph.

Mrs. Phillips was preceded in death by her husband Lee Phillips, brothers Anthony and Arthur and sister Adele Hensler. Her long time neighbors and friends in Ocean Park are Margo Rose and Mary Helen Koeber who will cherish her memory.

A service will be held at Ocean Park Cemetery later this summer and will be announced in the Chinook Observer. Local arrangements by Penttila's Chapel by The Sea, Long Beach.

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