Charlotte Phillips Real Estate Memorial Scholarship

Charlotte Downard Phillips was born December 30, 1925, in Webster City,
Iowa. She spent all her growing up years there and graduated from Webster
City High School. She earned an Associates Degree from Stephens College in
Missouri. In 1945, she married her high school sweetheart, James Clayton
Phillips, who was a pilot in the USAF. She then started her career as an Air
Force wife and mother to three children who all eventually had careers in real

Charlotte loved supporting her husband’s career and travelled to many places
with her family. A plane crash took her husband’s life in 1968. After she was
widowed she remained in Victorville, as they owned a home from a previous
stint at George Air Force Base.

At the challenge of remaking her life, she chose a career in Real Estate. She worked hard and became a broker and owner of Century 21 Fairway Realty, which was a market share leader in the community. She earned a reputation of integrity and fairness.

Charlotte was a strong leader and active in her was community. She was the first woman elected President of the Apple Valley Country Club. In 1979 she was appointed by Governor Brown to the San Bernardino County Fair Board. St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation honored her as the Humanitarian of the year in 2005. She also served on Our Lady of the Desert Catholic Church Stephens Ministry assisting the sick and less fortunate.

Charlotte passed away peacefully at the age of 97 on April 12, 2023, in Apple Valley, CA. She is survived by her three children, Ann, Janie, and Jim, four grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. More importantly, Charlotte leaves a legacy of being a dedicated servant of the Lord, and of serving others. Charlotte will always be remembered for her passion for life and love for family and friends. She loved the American flag and all it stands for, including
the American Dream of homeownership. She enjoyed gardening golf, bridge, cooking and travel.

On behalf of our family, Thanks for supporting her scholarship fund and the Victor Valley College Foundation. Charlotte was indeed one of a kind, and her life was a life well lived. Charlotte and her life continue to impact others, and the legacy she leaves behind will continue for many years.
Your contributions will not only show love to the legacy of Charlotte Phillips, but go on to support various students on campus who are working to better themselves each and everyday.