March 24, 2017

Beverly Phillips

March 3, 2017

Born October 23, 1934, Beverly Phillips passed away peacefully on February 16, 2017, in Paradise, Ca.

Beverly was born in Cotati, the only child of the late Jack and Marguerite Hahn. She attended Petaluma High School and San Francisco State College, studying nursing before discovering her love of teaching. She was employed for 40 years with the Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District, teaching primarily kindergarten and first grade. Her artwork and class plays were enjoyed by all. 

She loved her group of friends, and the "Secrets," as they were known, got together regularly for meals, birthdays or just for the fun of it. 

To the friends of her children, Ken Phillips of Maryville, Tenn., and Carole Witt of Magalia, Ca., she was and always will be Mrs. P, and her home was always a welcoming place for all. She loved and was loved by her daughter-in-law Debbie Phillips and son-in-law Craig Witt. She found joy in being a grandmother and will certainly be missed by her grandchildren Sarah Hayes, Kevin Witt and Jonathan Phillips. 

Beverly was an avid San Francisco Giants fan. She loved Yosemite and visited the park regularly with her family and friends. To everyone who knew her, Beverly was a wonderful and loving person to be around whether it was as Mom, Gramma, Great Gramma or Mrs. P. 

No services are planned. Those wishing to honor her memory are encouraged to donate, in her name, to The Yosemite Conservatory or The Foundation for His Ministry at



David C. Miller

February 10, 2017

David C. Miller died at his home in Cotati at the age of 75 on January 22, 2017. David served with honor in the United States Marine Corps for eight years. 

He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather. David is survived by his daughter, Ellen Keading, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren as well as other family relatives and many friends.

He will be laid to rest at Pleasant Hills Cemetary in Sebastopol on the Veterans’ Wall.