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Ana Cristina
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July 9, 1968 – April 25, 2024

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Ana Cristina Phillips unexpectedly passed away on April 25th, 2024. Her bright light and big heart left us too soon. Ana was born on July 9th, 1968 to Lem and Maria Phillips, in Watertown, New York. Born into a military family, she spent her primary years growing up in Madrid, Spain, up to the age of 7. These years were spent living a carefree life with her three siblings and neighborhood friends who lived in the military village called Torrejon De Ardoz. Her birthday was in the summer, and every year it was celebrated somewhere in the country side of Spain or along the Mediterranean Sea, with her Yaya and Yayo, Tia Chon, Tio Jesus and cousin, Jesus Mari. Some summers were spent camping in Santander, swimming at the beach in Alicante or celebrating San Fermines in Pamplona. Ana even ran with the "Chiquito" bulls! This left an indelible mark on her life and she vowed to travel as much as she could during her lifetime.
The family military life brought Ana's family to the Santa Clara Valley in 1976, where her father was stationed at Mt. Uminum, an Air Force base, for a few years. More adventures were had playing and hiking along the mountainside that overlooked Almaden Valley and Santa Cruz county on either side. All the while strengthening her love for nature and being in the outdoors. A few years later the familly moved to San Jose, Ca., where Ana would attend elementary school through high school.

During the late 70's and 80's, Ana's life seemed to be so free and easy. She made many friends on the street she grew up on, and there were so many years of fun and adventure playing in the neighborhood. Ana was always the center of attention and her laugher was infectious. She created her own style and stood out with her unique and artistic personality and ability. Ana was a true artist, and when she graduated from high school, she attended the San Francisco Art Insitute, where she learned the techniques she used on the vast works of art she created throughout her life.

A promise she kept to herself, she began her quest to travel. While still in high school, she travelled to Paris, France, with her high school French class. In later years, she would travel to Tahiti by herself, swimming with turtles and dolphins. Later, she would travel to Canada to visit some friends she made while in Tahiti. She always kept in touch with them over the years.

If you truly knew Ana, you knew that she sufferred from depression. Ana was a warrior, who never gave up the battle against this disease. She had her highs and lows but through it all, she always found time to show love for her family. Her life was in her 5 nieces and nephews. She took every chance she could to spend time with each and every one of them as they grew up. She said they gave her a reason to live.

Ana gave many gifts to her family, and they were all made with her bare hands and straight from the heart. Ana was also a caregiver to her mother and the love of her life, Rob. Caring for them was caring for herself, even though she didn't realize it. This gave her courage to accomplish things in life she never believed she could. She was beginning to step into a new world of sharing her art with the community by becoming an entreprenuer and selling her artwork. While she never got the chance to complete this goal, she died knowing she was well on her way to accomplishing a new challenge in life. Ana also wanted to return to school so she could work with children. She had many years of experience working with children ( 5 nieces and nephews), teaching them the techniques she learned over the years along with patience and an appreciation of art.

Ana leaves behind, her partner in life, Robert Hall, mother, Maria Phillips, sister, Belisa Miller (Raimon Miller, Justis Miller, Amaya Miller), and sister Vanessa Harris (Daniel Harris Jr., Daniel Harris III, Olivia Harris, Lauren Harris). She is now with her father, Lem Phillips and brother, Greg Phillips. May she rest in eternal peace.

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Service Information

When
Friday, May 17th, 2024 10:30am
Location
Colonial Rose Chapel
Address
520 N. Sutter St.
Stockton, CA 95202

Reception Information

When
Friday, May 17th, 2024
Reception Extra Info
Please join the family immediately following services at a luncheon at Woodbridge Club House 2401 Morning Brook Dr Manteca, Ca 95336
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