Paul and Mary Phillips of Long Lake were remembered in June for their dedication to their developmentally disabled daughter Joan and other adults with developmental disabilities. Paul Phillips, 90, died in January 2015. Mary Phillips, 91, died in January 2016. A memorial service was held June 11 at Wayzata Community Church, with interment at Parkers Lake Cemetery.
The couple moved to Minnesota in the 1940s. Paul Phillips had a long and successful career in advertising and as president of Art Instruction Schools. Mary was a registered nurse and later a homemaker. They developed Orono Woodlands, a non-profit group home in Long Lake. It serves adults with developmental disabilities.
The couple is survived by three children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Memorials are preferred to Orono Woodlands, P.O. Box 507, Long Lake, MN 55356.