Adrienne Joy Phillips
- 71 years old
- Born Jul 27, 1938
- Died Sep 11, 2009
- Palos Verdes Estates, California, United States
THANK YOU EVERYONE for your attendance, support, and donations in this time of mourning. Because of the high volume of support from the community, please forgive us if we are unable to personally thank all of you. Please know we are overJOYed by each and every one of your success stories on how Adrienne profoundly affected your lives. The Phillips Family is grateful for everything our mother has done for us, for you, and the world at large.
In eulogy her eldest son Anthony sums it up by saying, "There was no coincidence in her passing on September 11th. Since she taught history with such vibrancy and dedication, she decided to take a piece of it with her. In 2001 the Twin Towers tragically fell in New York; In 2009 the third tower tragically fell in Los Angeles." She was truly one of a kind.
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Adrienne Joy Phillips gave her everything to everyone. A highly respected mother, wife, teacher, and friend, she spent her entire life devoted to the growth of others. She dedicated 38 years of her life teaching European History AP and World History Honors at Palos Verdes Peninsula High School (formerly Rolling Hills High School). A seasoned historian and traveler, Adrienne circled the globe and opened her students' eyes to the cultural treasures the world holds.
"She didn't just teach history," remarks one of her students, "She brought it to life.
Throughout her entire existence, nothing stood in the way of success. She bravely battled cancer and a myriad of other obstacles in life, only to emerge with infinite wisdom and experience.
"The sands of time," she often stated, "will eventually bury whatever troubles you may have in life." True to the word, but those sands will never bury our lasting memories of such an influential woman. And it is no coincidence that Joy is her middle name because that's exactly what she filled us all with during her vibrant life.
Adrienne is survived by her lifelong partner, Emanuel, her three children, Anthony, Andrew, and Katherine, and one grandchild, Padma.
May she finally rest in peace, without a stack of papers on her desk...
A short (6min) video of excerpts from Adrienne Phillips' 2008 reconciliation workshop to Ireland can be viewed at http://www.pvphs.org/mrsphillips.wmv...(PC's only - sorry - Remember to 'pause' the website music player...)