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Deanna Phillips
January 23, 1944-September 15, 2020
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Deanna Phillips, 77, entered into rest October 15, 2021 in Modesto, CA.  She was born January 23, 1944 in Broken Bow, NE. Her family moved to southern Oregon as a young child where she lived until she moved to Coos Bay, OR where she met and married Glenn Phillips. In heaven she joins her youngest daughter Shelley Phillips, her parents, Claude and Lucille Campbell, and many well loved cats.
   She leaves behind her husband, Glenn Phillips of 55 years, children, Ronalee Fernandez (Glenn) of Manteca and Tracy Phillips of Clovis, CA. Deanna also leaves behind her brothers, Leland Campbell and Dean Campbell of OR, sisters, Leslie Campbell of OR and Janice Lopez of CA. Her seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren as well as many loving nieces, nephews, aunts and cousins throughout the states that enjoyed her individual sense of humor. Deanna had many friends throughout the United States, but especially Stacy Uphaus, Sue White and the late Willa Habiger.
   Deanna was a resident of Manteca since 1985. She loved her family and friends dearly, animals naturally gravitated to her and a stray cat soon found a meal at her house, many becoming members of the family. She loved bowling and enjoyed ribbing both her teammates and competitors. Deanna was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Manteca, CA for over 20 years where she loved to help with service to the community and participate in the Sunday bake sales where her goodies sold quickly. As member of the service organization Beta Sigma Phi, she enjoyed the service organizations many social events.
As a military wife for over 21 years she traveled across the country and finally outside the U.S. to her favorite duty station, Yokosuka, Japan making friends with the locals, taking in stray cats and enjoying the history and beauty of the country. She always enjoyed an adventure.
   She treasured her time with her family, enjoying her grandchildren and great- grandchildren while supporting their achievements. Deanna was a talented cook, hosting most holiday meals. You always had a special birthday meal lovingly made to order. The matriarch of the family, she was happiest when surrounded by family and friends.
    She will be remembered as a loving mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend. A celebration of life service will be held in her honor at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Friday, September 10, 2021 at 1 p.m. 910 East North Street, Manteca CA.

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin

Wednesday, September 8, 2021