Robert James Phillips
February 2, 2021
Robert James Phillips passed away on January 14, 2021 in his home in Oak Harbor, Wash. after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was surrounded by his closest family and friends in his final days before his passing.
Robert (Bob) was born in Glasgow, Mont. to Clarence and Elizabeth (Lasar) Phillips and raised on the family farm in Richland, Mont. Once he turned 18, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served 22.5 years, reaching the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer by the time of his retirement.
Robert had an immense love for woodworking, his local Gun Club, reading, and visiting his home state of Montana. He was a true gentleman. A beautiful and amazing human being who always took care of others before himself. He will be sorely missed by family, friends, and neighbors.
Robert is survived by his wife of 41 years, Mi Jung, of Oak Harbor; his daughter, Natasha (Todd) LeBlanc and grandchildren, Lane and Rowyn LeBlanc, of Battle Ground, Wash.; brother, Jerry (Gloria) Phillips of Richland, Mont.; nephew, Jerry A. (Kara) Phillips of Miles City, Mont.; niece, Kimberly (Doug) Grena of Great Falls, Mont.; aunt, Helen McNees of Sherman, Tex.; and numerous cousins.