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Pauline Phillips

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Jan. 12, 1921 - Feb. 14, 2009

CAMBRIDGE -- Pauline Phillips, 88, died Saturday (Feb. 14, 2009) at her home in Cambridge.

She was born near Bartley on Jan. 12, 1921, to Otis E. and Irene (Mayo) Teter. She graduated from Bartley High School in 1938. After high school she taught country school for several years. She was a polio survivor. She contracted polio at the age of nine and wore braces for more than 17 years.

On July 16, 1941, she married Walter Phillips, he preceded her in death on May 17, 2003. The couple lived in the Cambridge area and later they moved to Superior. They later moved to Dallas, Texas in 1956. During this time they ran a women's ready to wear dress shop. She also worked for the Texas highway department. After retirement they moved back to Cambridge in 1993.

She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, the American Legion Auxiliary, and the Eastern Star Lodge.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Walter.

Survivors include her daughter, Margaret and husband, Phil Chesley of Cambridge; son, Steven and wife, Carol of Hastings, Minn.: brothers, John of Holdrege and Don of Dallas, Texas; sister, Elma Phillips of Longmont, Colo.; four grandchildren; one step-grandchild; eight great grandchildren;

Funeral services will be Thursday, 10 a.m., at Trinity United Methodist Church in Cambridge with the Rev. David Rowe officiating. An Eastern Star Committal will be performed. Interment will be in the Bartley Cemetery.

Memorials may be left in her name at Lockenour-Jones Mortuary in Cambridge.

Lockenour-Jones Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.