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On Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 our beautiful daughter, Heather DeAun Phillips passed from this world to join her Heavenly Father. A funeral service will be held Monday, August 21, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Ray of Hope Church. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  The family will be receiving friends on Sunday afternoon from 3 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.
  Heather was born to Edith and Jack Phillips in Lubbock, Texas on Oct. 30, 1979.  Soon after birth, the family moved back to Duncan.  She attended school in the Duncan School System.  During her early years she participated in gymnastics, basketball, and local activities.  Heather's kind and gentle heart shown through in her love for animals, especially dogs.  She treated all her pets as though they were her children. 
Heather's life was not all smooth sailing, but she used her life experiences to advance her calling to be a counselor of other troubled souls.  For the last four years, she served her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ as a witness and counselor to many others in the Duncan area.  She worked hard toward her goal of being a counselor, receiving an Associate Degree in Behavioral Sciences in 2016. 
She was working toward her ultimate goal of being certified as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  She loved people and served in several local groups including Christian Helping Hands and The Beautiful Day Foundation.  In February 2017, she joined members of the 1040 Initiative Group on a mission trip to a remote area of Africa.  As a result of her volunteer activities, she met many like-minded individuals whose friendship she cherished.  In service of these groups, she enlisted the help of her mother, providing lasting memories for both. 
Lack of space limits the number of people that were instrumental in helping Heather see her potential, but a few are too prominent to omit.  We are forever grateful for her mentor and best friend, Sherrel Barnhart for her wisdom and friendship.  Heather loved her dearly.  We are thankful to Sharon Cain for her guidance and allowing Heather to realize her true value. 
Pam Dobbins has been a true friend and mentor and showed Heather true Christian love.   As a result of her community service, she met many wonderful friends, especially those of the Beautiful Day Foundation.  They are modest individuals that Heather described as "amazing women". She cherished their friendship deeply. 
Heather is survived by her mother and father, Edith and Jack Phillips of Duncan. She is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.  She also leaves behind her golden retriever, Phoenix.  She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Hayden and Noma Lee Winslett and her paternal grandparents, Jack and Genell Phillips, an aunt, Alma Lindesmith  and her loving pet of 17 years, Booger Bear, her dog.
We grieve her death, but we also celebrate her meeting her Creator.  She will be missed by many. Rest in peace with God.  Rejoice in meeting your grandparents and pets. We love you dear one and will reunite with you soon.
Online condolences may be sent to comanchefh@pldi.net
Published on August 17, 2017
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