Linda Phillips

Linda Louise Phillips, 67, of Arthur, passed away Aug. 9, 2018, at the Ogallala Community Hospital.

Linda was born on May 24, 1951, in Walla Walla, Washington, to Raymond Virgil and Emily Louise Braden Trapp. She grew up and attended school in Walla Walla and graduated from high school there in 1969. She then attended Washington State and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in fashion design in 1973.

She moved to Portland, Oregon, where she worked for various businesses in accounting.

In 1990, she was in Arthur to visit family and friends, when she met Mick Phillips. They were married on Nov. 30, 1991, at the Lake Grove Presbyterian Church in Lake Oswego, Oregon. On Dec. 28, 1991, they had a second ceremony at the Arthur Baptist Church. They made their home on the ranch northeast of Arthur. Linda and Mick were secretary-managers of the Nebraska Hereford Association from 1992 to 1997.

Linda enjoyed sewing and quilting. She was part of a small group called the Busy Bees, who made smaller charity quilts. The ladies would often make 80 quilts a year for charity.

Linda loved kids and led the church nursery for several years.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Louise; in-laws, Jess and Goodrun Phillips; and nephews, Rick Summers and Kevin Summers.

Linda is survived by her husband, Mick; sister, Debby (Lynn) Roehm of Baker City, Oregon; sisters-in-law, Whanda Collins of Broadwater and Caroldene Summers of Mullen; brother-in-law, Rennie (Marge) Phillips of Scott City, Missouri; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Memorials are suggested to the Samaritans Purse-Christmas Shoe Boxes. Online condolences may be shared at, where it will be streamed live for those unable to attend.

Services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17, at the Arthur Baptist Church with the Rev. Blake Wilkes officiating. Burial will take place at the Arthur Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16, at the Arthur Baptist Church. Draucker Funeral Home, Ogallala, is in charge of arrangements.

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