Yvonne Phillips passed away Saturday, December 18, 2021, at Midland Memorial Hospital in Midland, Texas. She was born October 22, 1929, in Wills Point, Texas to Coy Theodore and Dollie (Howell) Perkins.
At an early age her parents returned to a farming community near Ben Wheeler, Texas and later moved to Borger, Texas when Yvonne was twelve years old due to her health.
Yvonne graduated from Borger High School in l947 and attended Frank Phillips Jr. College. She met Billy Brooks Phillips on a blind date in 1950 and they were married December 3, 1952.
Her first job was for a CPA and she worked in the bookkeeping accounting field for over thirty years at Southwestern Public Service in Borger and Pampa, Texas; Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Co., Lantern Petroleum Corp. and a few others in Midland, Texas.
She was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Midland, Texas for many years and served as a volunteer as well as a Trustee. When Trinity Church closed, she joined Grace Presbyterian Church.
Yvonne is preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Billy Brooks Phillips, her parents, Coy and Dollie Perkins and sister, Wanda Rittenhouse. She is survived by her niece, Patricia Ann Brooks and husband, James Brooks of Porter Texas, great nephew, Victor G. Nicholas of Alaska and great niece, Whitney Terrill and husband Kris Terrill of Houston, Texas. She is also survived by numerous great, great nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held Monday, December 27, 2021, at 2:00PM at Grace Presbyterian Church with burial to follow at Resthaven Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Grace Presbyterian church, 2801 N. Garfield Street, Midland, TX 79705.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory in Midland. Online condolences may be made at www.npwelch.com.