Linda (Hedin) Phillips

Aberdeen native Linda Phillips, 60, who had lived at Petersburg, Alaska, since 1968, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2002, at her home.

Mrs. Phillips was born Oct. 23, 1942. She married William Phillips after moving to Petersburg. He survives there. Mrs. Phillips enjoyed the outdoors, digging for old bottles, fishing, rock hunting, collecting antiques, panning for gold and rattlesnake hunting in Arizona.

She is remembered for helping and not judging others. Many people who were not her children called her Mom. Her children considered her their best friend. She was a long-standing member of the Moose Lodge in Petersburg.

Besides her husband, survivors include her children, Candi Henriksen of Coos Bay, Ore., and Tom and Greg Lutton, Jeanette Phillips and Deanna Bridges, all of Petersburg; a brother, Ken Hedin “Whitey” of Friday Harbor; two sisters, Gwen Tjernberg of Aberdeen and Lenelle Wold of Elma, and six grandchildren.

A celebration of her life took place Friday, Dec. 6, at the Moose Lodge in Petersburg. Arrangements were by the Ketchikan and Roesel Mortuary in Ketchikan. Memorial donations are suggested to Moose Lodge No. 1092, P.O. Box 222, Petersburg, Alaska, 99833.

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