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Florence M. (Barlow) Phillips
Funeral services for lifelong Bishop resident Florence M. (Barlow) Phillips will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 17 at the Brune Mortuary Chapel. Gretchen Hess will officiate. Burial will be at the East Line Street Cemetery.
Born to Ben and Irene Barlow on Aug. 8, 1921 in Bishop, Florence died March 11, 2011 at the Bishop Care Center. She was 89.
Florence was the first baby born in her grandmother’s maternity home on Hanby Street. Florence married Lloyd S. Phillips in 1947. She taught elementary school for 30 years. Many generations remember her as their fourth-grade teacher. She was an avid fisherman and volunteered for many years at the Salvation Army Food Bank.
Florence was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her brother, Fred Barlow.
She is survived by her son, Lloyd “Fred” Phillips of Bishop; daughter, Pattie (Phillips) Soenke of Los Osos; grandchildren, Melissa Soenke of Tucson, Lane Phillips of Bishop and Krystal Phillips of Bishop; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Donations in Florence’s memory may be made to Hospice of the Owens Valley, 155 Pioneer Ln., Bishop, CA 93514.