Please join us for a Celebration of Life for Joanne Mary Phillips (October 26, 1959 - June 29, 2019). Beloved life partner of Donald Root, she leaves behind 6 siblings and their families, Don and their 4 cats, and a network of all whom she's touched.
A dedicated career public servant for more than 35 years, she was a 911 dispatcher for Santa Clara County and the City of Mountain View for many years before moving to Sacramento to join the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services, advancing to the position of Senior Emergency Services Coordinator assigned to the agency's Southern Region and working out of San Diego. .
Joanne loved Don, her family and friends, Hawaii, cats, bad puns, music and moose. She had no official super powers, but she still managed to be a super-hero and save many lives in her own way.
A celebration of Joanne’s life will be held July 27, 1-3:30 p.m. at Las Palmas Park, 850 Russet Dr., Sunnyvale. Hawaiian attire is encouraged.
Please use the parking lot at the North end of Spinosa Drive, off of Hyde Park Drive to save the close in spaces for any handicapped attendees. Thank you.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to one of Joanne’s favorite charities, Cat House on the Kings, a rescue - adoption no-kill shelter. https://www.cathouseonthekings.com/
Please note: A separate Celebration of Life is being organized in the San Diego area to be held in mid-August.