Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Friday, September 23, 2016 at 11:30:59 :
Friday, March 30, 1973
Caroline Phillips Dies At 95
Memorial service for Caroline Dorothea (Dolly) Phillips of Inverness will be held on April 7 at 2 p.m. at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church in Inverness.
Miss Phillips died Wednesday in a local hospital after a long illness. She was 95.
A long-time resident of Inverness and a renowned artist and gardener Miss Phillips was a favorite with young people in West Marin.
She founded a scholarship fund for young people with St. Columba’s Guild. She twice served as resident (sic) of the Inverness Garden Club. She was born at Ridgewood, New Jersey in 1877, one of eight children of Wheeler W. and Ida G. Phillips.
She earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in art at Columbia University and taught art all her working life. For some time she taught in Bisbee, Ariz., later at the University of Southern California, and finally in Paterson, J.J., where she became a supervisor and for 23 years taught underprivileged children.
She was known as a strong disciplinarian who was much loved by the children.
In 1943 she retired and moved to Inverness to live with her mother at the family home at 142 Forres Way, Inverness, and her sister, Judith Duperu.
Her years of retirement were active with painting and gardening. She kept a bird feeding station for 15 years and was active in the annual Marin bird count until three years ago.
The only flowers at next Saturday’s memorial service will come from her own garden, but memorial contributions may be made to the Scholarship Fund of St. Columba’s Guild or to the Inverness Garden Club.
She is survived by a brother, Thomas LeBoutillier Phillips, and two sisters, Elizabeth M. Phillips and Judith Phillips Deperu.
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