Mildred Phillips

KINGSFORD – Mildred A. “Millie” Phillips, 88, of Kingsford, passed away Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at Evergreen Assisted Living, Kingsford.

She was born Jan. 10, 1925, in Pickford, Mich., daughter of the late Melvin and Bernice (Hazen) Daley. Millie grew up in Pickford and graduated from Pickford High School.

She married Jack Phillips on Jan. 29, 1945, in Dyersburg, Tenn. Together they owned and operated Keel Ridge Motel, which later became the Days Inn of Iron Mountain.

Millie was very active in the local A.A. organization, where she earned her 20 year medallion. She enjoyed running the Keel Ridge Motel, watching birds and wildlife. Millie was an avid reader and loved listening to audio books.

She is survived by one son, Stephen (Patti) Phillips of Homestead, Wis.; two grandsons, Christopher and Nicholas Phillips; and three great-grandsons, Liam, Max and Jake.

In addition to her parents, Millie was preceded in death by her husband, Jack, on Nov. 9, 2005.

Visitation will be Sunday, Nov. 24, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.

A celebration of life service will follow Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home, Larry Neargarth will officiate.

Burial will be at Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain.

Memorials can be made to Northwoods Airlifeline in Millie’s memory.

You may light a candle in remembrance of Millie, or leave a condolence for her family online at

The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron Mountain to honor Millie’s legacy of life.