Harriet C. Phillips

Hanover, N.H. — Harriet C. Phillips, 98, died at Wheelock Terrace, on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014.

She was born in Port Matilda, Pa., on June 4, 1915, a daughter of Alexander and Sarah (Macready) Cowher, grew up in central Pennsylvania, and graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Education.

She was married to Frederick C. Phillips, who survives her, and over the course of their 71 years together, lived in Baltimore, Rio de Janeiro, St. Louis, and Montreal, before retiring to Lyme, N.H. in 1981.

Harriet will be lovingly remembered as spirited, forthright, loyal and brave. She was a passionate gardener, a keen antique-hunter, and a lover of classical music, art, and nature. To many who knew her, she embodied the resourcefulness and country wisdom of an earlier time, with a sense of propriety and purpose towards her family, her community, and the environment.

Besides her loving husband, she is survived by three children, Sarah Ann, of Belmont, Mass., Jon Frederick, of Toronto, and David Macready, of Vancouver, B.C., as well as three grandchildren.

A memorial service at Lyme Congregational Church is planned later this year.