Lyndell Phillips

Lynn was born on August 20,1922 in Clarksville, Arkansas; raised in Russelville and the Daugther of a Coal Miner.

 She traveled to California as a young lady in 1940 and settled in San Pedro working as a Long-Distance Operator. During WW2 She worked at Fort MacArthur and handled all military calls. She married Clifford Phillips in 1942, moved to Long Beach in 1949 and raised 3 children. Lynn has 3 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren.

Lynn went back to work in 1970 and was the Switchboard Operator at Walkers Department store at 4th and Pine in downtown Long Beach until they went out of business and then went down Pine Ave to Broadway and worked as the Switchboard Operator at Buffum’s. When Buffum’s moved into the New Long Beach Mall She continued to work there until Buffum’s closed.

She has been a LW resident since March of 1988 after the passing of Her Husband of 45 years; She loved Square Dancing and was on the Women’s Bowling League. 

Lynn could not stay away from a switchboard and was the Medical Centers Switchboard Operator for 20 years; receiving several employee awards during that time; handing over her headset in 2009, but She continued to do volunteer worked at the Library and Medical Center until 2013.

She is avid sports lover no matter what is on the TV; but her passion is baseball and the Dodgers; never missing a game if possible.

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