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Barbara English Phillips ’44

Barbara Lee English Phillips ’44, February 6, 2003, in Spokane. Barbara completed her bachelor’s degree at Reed in political science, and returned to her home in Tacoma, Washington, where she established, owned, and operated the Olympic Lumber Sales Company. She then worked for the Tacoma Times, where she met her husband, John F. Phillips. After the Times ceased publication, she returned to operating the lumber company full time. Barbara and her husband traveled to Europe as correspondents for the Tacoma News-Tribune in 1950 and moved to Spokane in 1951. She was active in the Pioneer Association of Washington State and the Episcopal Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. Survivors include her husband, her daughter and son, and two grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: August 2003

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