Gerri Rae Phillips passed away on Dec. 9 after suffering a lengthy illness. Private Family Services were held Dec. 11 at Braman Mortuary, Southwest.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lewis and Anne Ellis, and her sister, Ruth Rawson.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 65 years, Jim Phillips; daughter, Cheryl Phillips, daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy and Merv Schmidt, Jill and Tim Wood; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; niece and her husband, Sharon Rawson Secor and Rich Secor; other loving family and friends. Gerri’s family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to the entire Blumkin Home staff for the wonderful care she received this past year as a resident.
Gerri was born and raised in Omaha. She was devoted to the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home having served as a volunteer for over 30 years. In 1992 she was honored by the Jewish Federation of Omaha as being named the volunteer of the year by the Blumkin Home League Offering Volunteers to the Elderly.
Memorials may be made to the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home L.O.V.E. auxiliary.