William "Ran" Phillips

Born: Mon., Sep. 9, 1929
Died: Mon., Apr. 9, 2018


Celebration of Life

12:00 PM Sat., Apr. 21, 2018
Location: Evanston Machine Shop


Graveside Service

2:15 PM Sat., Apr. 21, 2018
Location: Evanston City Cemetery


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Evanston – William Ranold “Ran” Phillips passed away on April 9, 2018 following complications from cardiac surgery.

He was born on September 9, 1929 in Evanston, Wyoming to Bona Elbert and Margaret Alice (Brock) Phillips.
On July 16, 1955 he married Joyce Berniece Guild in Evanston, Wyoming. Together they owned and operated the Phillips Motel and RV Park for over 50 years. The park has been in the family for 82 years and is still being operated by his daughter Darla, grandchildren Courtney, Brian and his wife Joyce.

Ran enjoyed hunting, snowmobiling and spending time outdoors with family and friends.  He was a jack of all trades and enjoyed talking and reminiscing with everyone he met.  He was a great mentor to all.  Ran served in the National Guard in Kentucky from 1948 - 1952.

He is survived by his loving wife Joyce and daughters, Debra (Don) Kapp of Woodinville, Washington; Deedra Phillips of Yakima, Washington; and Darla Phillips of Evanston.  Grandchildren include Tyler Kapp, Marissa Kapp, Courtney Carroll, and Brian Carroll.  He is also loved by many nieces and nephews.

Ran is preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Bonnie Ritter, Joy Kanthack, Bert Phillips, Bob Phillips and an infant brother Donald Phillips.

A celebration of life will be held on April 21st at the Machine Shop at 12:00 pm. A light lunch will be provided.

Military honors and graveside service will follow at the Evanston Cemetery at 2:15 pm.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Heart Association.

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Mike and Donna Oliverio
   Posted Wed April 11, 2018
Joyce, Darla, Courtney and Brian, we are so sorry to hear the sad news of your husband, father and grandfather's passing. We absolutely loved spending time at your park and visiting with "Ran". Our prayers are with all of the family during this difficult time.

Tina Fraser
   Posted Wed April 11, 2018
My heart is breaking now for the family. Bert, his brother, was married to my grandmother since I was 2 (they were sweethearts back in high school in Evanston), and I got to know Ran and Joyce and the rest of the family growing up through the years. My husband and I have been talking of taking a road trip to visit, and it appears we may now be too late. I hope to be there for his celebration of life next week.

Edith & Gus Hahlbeck
   Posted Wed April 11, 2018
Prayers for you and your family will not be able to attend due to Gus's physical disablities will be thinking of you . Edith

Susan Gerrard
   Posted Fri April 13, 2018
I send my sympathy to the family. I hope you have many good memories of your loved one to reflect upon. I grew up in the area of the city where Ran's family lives.8

Buzzie
   Posted Fri April 13, 2018
Just wanted to let you all know we love you all so much and that we are praying for you. Our hearts are broken and we will miss one of our FAVORITE UNCLES! WE HAVE A LOT OF GREAT MEMORIES. Just know the Lord loves you all and will get you through this difficult time.

Diane Kallas Richins
   Posted Thu April 19, 2018
Dear Family
We will miss our friend "Ran", He was so loved by all of us at napa, he was always a welcome sight and we felt priviledge to be the one to help him, he was always so kind and happy and loved to tease us. Our Mother Jane went to School with Ran and always talked so highly of him and had such wonderful memories of the great man he is. May god bless and comfort each of you at this great time of sorrow he was such a great strength to your family. I will always Love Christmas because of all your family has done to make your business look like a christmas dream for me and other to see. we are greatful to call each of you are friend and family
with great love and sympathy the Kallas and Richins Familys

Bob Harris
   Posted Wed April 25, 2018
I'm sorry to hear of the passing of Ran. He was one of my hearing aid patients here in my Evanston office. I always enjoyed our discussions when he came into my office. Our condolences to all of Ran's family. He will be greatly missed.

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