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Rachel Elaine Thomas Phillips
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Birth: Sep. 9, 1948
Imperial County
California, USA
Death: Jan. 27, 2013
Yuma County
Arizona, USA

Rachel Elaine Phillips entered this world on September 9, 1948; she was called into her eternal home on January 27, 2013.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Phillips; brother, Bentley Thomas and nephew Edward Lee Buckley, Jr.

Rachel was a CNA at YRMC, over 20 years before retiring. She then devoted over 15 years of service working for her tribe, the Cocopah Nation.

She is loved by her son, Lincoln Thomas (Cynthia Maldonado); father, Frank Thomas; brother, Dale Thomas; sisters, Vanessa Thomas, Karen Thomas, Sharon Lewis; grandchildren, Ariel Flores and Eric Thomas; 8 nephews, 5 nieces and numerous grandnephews and grandnieces.

Her viewing will be at The Cocopah Nazarene Church in Somerton on Friday, February 1, 2013 at 2:00pm with services beginning at 3:00pm. Traditional Indian services will follow at the East Cocopah Cryhouse from 5:00pm to 5:00am.

Published in The Yuma Sun
on January 31, 2013


Rachel Elaine Phillips, 64, of Somerton, died Jan. 27, 2013, in Yuma.

Born Sept. 9, 1948, at Fort Yuma, she was a certified nursing assistant at Yuma Regional Medical Center.

A visitation will be 2 to 3 p.m. Friday at the Somerton Church of the Nazarene, with funeral services at 3 p.m. East Cocopah Indian Tribal Ceremonial Rites will follow at East Cocopah Indian Reservation Cry House. Cremation will be 5 a.m. Saturday at East Cocopah Indian Reservation Cemetery.

Funeraria del Angel is handling arrangements.

Published in The Yuma Sun
on January 31, 2013
East Cocopah Indian Reservation Cemetery
San Luis (Yuma County)
Yuma County
Arizona, USA
Created by: Marilyn
Record added: Jan 31, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104440747

- Marilyn
 Added: Jan. 31, 2013

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