Barbara Bud Larson Phillips is the youngest daughter of Walter and Marjorie Larson. the following story was written by her, submitted for the community history book in Maple Creek Saskatchewan. I was a senior nursing student when my mother was diagnosed with cancer. After I finished my last exams I flew to Regina to be with her. that was March of 1949. As soon as I was able I took her to the ranch for the summer. She loved that place and was well enough to savor that last summer.
I moved to Alaska the following summer and worked in the hospital in Palmer. the following year I married Don C. Phillips, a civil engineer. We spend a year in Louisiana where Charles Russell was born, Then we were in Fairbanks, Alaska three years, where Douglas Donald and Janet Marjorie were born. From 1956 to 1961 we lived in Madison, Wisconsin. don was in school and also an instructor. I worked at University hospitals and we added Gregory Scott and Susan Gail to the family.
In 1961 we moved to Corvallis, Oregon where Don became a professor at OSU. Don died of a heart attack in 1974. In 1977 I started a fabric store which specializes in active wear fabrics. It was mostly mail order and in 1998 she was still working five or six days a week.
Charles is an electrical engineer. He lives in Portland with his wife, Sandy. She is from Ontario and is a veterinarian.
Doug has a business making hardware and clothing for rock climbing. He and his wife Tony live near Bend. They have two boys And and Charlie.
Greg and his wife Jo-De live in Bend. He is a golf turf manager. They have twins, Todd and Morgen.
Suz is married to Bob Mutchler. She works part time at Black Butte Ranch, a resort and Bob build houses. They have two girls, Claire and Annie.