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Dorothy Phillips

November 7, 1949 — May 3, 2023

Dorothy Francine “Fran” Brandon Phillips, 73, of Clovis, New Mexico departed this life on Wednesday, May 3, 2023  from a recent illness.  She was born November 7, 1949 in Pecos, Texas to Stonewall Jackson Brandon and Elizabeth Jane Gaut Brandon. She grew up in Pecos, Texas with her sisters Dana Moore, Janice Clark, and Jayne Williams. They eventually moved to Clovis, NM where she resided until her death.

Fran graduated from Clovis Highschool in 1968. She loved painting for many years and enjoyed art pieces by various artists. While raising children, she pursued her dream of becoming a Nurse. She graduated from Clovis Community College with an Associate of Science in Nursing Degree in 1989. She was Board Certified in Medical Surgical Nursing and spent the majority of her career at Plains Regional Medical Center. She loved her patients and their families through her work and is well remembered for her many years of nursing service. In 2009, she retired from Nursing at the age of 60. Her love of Nursing flowed over to two of her children who also became Nurses. She was a blessed “Meme” to 8 grandchildren. She loved her children and grandchildren who to her were the greatest accomplishments and blessings of her life.

Fran is survived by her beloved dog “Chewy”, her sisters, Dana Moore and Jayne Williams, 2 daughters Angela and husband Bo Pelton of Amarillo, Texas, Leslie and husband Lynn Hopper of Pineville, Missouri, one son, Cody and wife Amber Phillips of Pueblo, Colorado, and 7 grandchildren, Bailey, Destine, Layne, Savanna, Tyler, Nathan, Braeden, and Brooklyn.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Stonewall and Elizabeth Brandon, 1 brother, Walter Brandon, 1 sister, Janice Clark, and 1 grandson Layne Hopper.

Fran was a dedicated member of Saint James Episcopal Church in Clovis, NM.

Fran’s family will have a private celebration of life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. Go to

Home | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

In closing, please enjoy a few scriptures her family holds close to their hearts~

John 11:25-26

25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.

26 And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die…”

Psalm 23:4

4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

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