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Glen Alvin Phillips

(June 8, 1926 – October 3, 2021)

Glen Alvin Phillips was born on June 8, 1926, in Glasgow, Montana. His early years were spent on the Phillips Ranch just outside of Malta, Montana. He has fond memories of his youth and loved sharing stories of his life on the sheep ranch. The family spent many summers at Flathead Lake where he had many adventures and happy memories.

Glen was very proud of his family history and of the fact that his great Grandfather, B.D. Phillips, was a state senator who had Phillips County named after him. His parents, Walter and Tennessee were both graduates of the University of California, Berkeley, where Glen later attended. He had two brothers, Donald and Lawrence who pre-deceased him.

In his childhood, Glen attended the one-room Phillips Grade School, then he went on to graduate from Malta High School where he was a football player and graduate of the class of 1943. Later, he attended the University of California, Berkeley where he graduated with an AB in 1948. He went on to Stanford University where he received an MBA in 1950.

He married Marjorie Young in 1947 and they had 3 children together. They lived in Kansas City until their divorce in 1959, when he moved back to the San Francisco Bay Area. His passions were skiing, sailing, golfing, and piloting small airplanes.

In 1971, he married Marilyn Armstrong, and they were happily married for 50 years. Glen worked in the real estate industry in San Francisco and in Seattle. In his later years, he split his time between Seattle and Carmel, until he and Marilyn moved to Smith Ranch Senior Living in Marin County, California, where they resided until his death.

Glen is survived by his wife, Marilyn, three children by his first marriage, Gwen Henriksen, Janet Peterson, and Gordon Phillips; and his step-children, Kim and Wendy Armstrong. He also leaves behind 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Glen is interred in the Phillips Family Plot in the Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland, California.


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