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Dorothy Margaret Phillips

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Graveside services for Dorothy Margaret Phillips, 88, will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 7, at Southland Memorial Park, 1205 Southwest 3rd St. in Grand Prairie. 

She died peacefully on Tuesday, June 4, surrounded by her family.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at Moore Funeral Home Bowen Road, 4216 South Bowen in Arlington.

Dorothy was born Aug. 5, 1924, in Corsicana, to James Clanton and Louise Clanton Thomas. 

Dorothy grew up in Dallas with her mother, Louise, and stepfather, A.E. Thomas. She attended school there, then met and married her husband, Robert, in 1942. 

Dorothy raised a family along with Robert, and worked in the Sulphur Springs school district for 20 years before retiring in 1986.

Dorothy, Robert and their family moved from the D/FW area to rural Northeast Texas near Sulphur Springs in 1966, and lived there for 39 years before moving back to Fort Worth in 2005 to be closer to their daughters. 

Dorothy was devoted to her husband and family. She was a wonderful person and friend. 

She had a warm heart and cheerful personality and was a joy to be around, until Alzheimer's disease struck her several years ago.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Phillips; and a daughter, Pamela J. Phillips.

Survivors include daughters Sandra McQueary of Arlington and Teresa Holton of Fort Worth; a sister, Joyce Ellington of  Owasso, Okla.; grandchildren Kellie Blankenship and husband, Brian, Melissa Brown and husband, Kevin, and Christopher Holton; great-grandchildren Zachary, Natalie, Kooper, Keira, Kaley; and many other family and friends.

Memorials may be made to Community Hospice of Texas, 6100 Western Place, Suite 105, Fort Worth, Texas 76107 or the Alzheimer's Association North Central Texas, 2630 West Freeway, Suite 100, Fort Worth, Texas 76102.

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