|Notes: Wife of
Alger "Bud" Phillips
Notes: Funeral: Attrell's Chapel
Maxine Frances Phillips, 94, passed away, September 30,
2013, in Wilsonville, Oregon.
She was born in Eagle Point, Jackson County,
Oregon February 21, 1919 to Carl W. and Lola (Chambers)
Jackson. Her sisters Talliene and Beverly and her
brother Burke preceded her in death.
In 1937 she married Emmett M. Gott and they
lived in Butte Falls, Jackson Co., OR. Three daughters
were born to this union: Katherine, Winifred, and
Karen. The marriage ended in divorce in 1944. Her
second marriage to Lloyd B. Rivett also ended in
divorce. Danny and Steve Rivett were born to this
union. She married A. W. “Bud” Phillips October 26,
1973 in Vancouver, Washington. They lived in Tigard and
moved to Sherwood in the mid 1980’s. She and Bud were
members of The American Legion Sherwood Post and the
Sherwood Elks for many years. Bud passed away April 11,
2000; and her son, Danny, and daughter, Winifred, have
preceded her in death.
Maxine worked in the restaurant industry for
many years and retired in 1982. She was a terrific
seamstress and a great cook. She enjoyed gardening,
feeding and watching birds, (hummingbirds, especially),
and playing the piano. She grew up with music being an
important part of her life – her father was a musician
in a John Philip Sousa band for the Navy in WW I.
Maxine played the piano at church and community events
in the Butte Falls area. In later years she collected
and played André Rieu CD’s for pleasure. She enjoyed
her cup of coffee every morning working the Oregonian
newspaper crossword puzzle.
Maxine was very proud of her independence but
health issues convinced her she needed to move to
assisted living. She moved to The Springs in
Wilsonville in August 2013 and had a wonderful view of
the lovely courtyard outside her living room and bedroom
windows. After a fall at night her health declined
quickly and it was determined she would be provided
hospice care. The Springs at Wilsonville and Serenity
Hospice were so caring, kind, and helpful throughout the
short time she was there.
Surviving and left to honor her life are her
son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Amerilyn Rivett;
grandchildren, Aaron Rivett, and Harmony (Rivett) Carson
and family; Jeff and Melody Whitcher and family;
Katherine (Gott) Wilkinson and family; Karen (Gott)
Yamamoto and family; Lowell and Deanna Stark and family;
and Chuck and Marlene Banks and family.
Her Funeral Service will be Thursday, October
3, at 11:00 a.m. in Attrell’s Sherwood Funeral Chapel,
Sherwood, with Pastor Ken Vanden Hoek officiating.
Private family committal, with vault interment, follows
at Pleasant View Cemetery in Sherwood. A reception
follows at noon at the Sherwood Elks Lodge. Arrangements
are in the care of Attrell's Sherwood Funeral Chapel, a
Golden Rule Funeral Home.