Mrs. Phillips was born Dec. 1, 1925, in Elmore City, Okla., and moved to Tracy in 1941, taking a job at the Giant Orange in Banta.
She later had an ice cream truck business in Tracy and throughout the San Joaquin Valley.
A guitarist since age 14, she performed with Rose and the Maddox Brothers, among other bands, in Tracy and surrounding areas. Until six weeks before her death, Mrs. Phillips played every Tuesday afternoon at Lolly Hansen Senior Center and Fridays at Lathrop Senior Center.
Survivors include three children, Jerry Sisson, and his wife, Linda, of Cave Junction, Ore., Brenda Sisson of Merlin, Ore., and Darla Sisson-Long, and her husband, Gary, of Acampo; four stepchildren, Lena Phillips of French Camp, Jesse Phillips, and his wife, Teri, and Frank Phillips, all of Stockton, and Lloyd Phillips, and his wife, Tammy, of Sonora.
Also surviving are five grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Preceding her in death were three husbands, Jess Phillips, Tom Boyce and Pete Sisson; an infant son, Ronnie Sisson; three sisters; and five brothers.
A funeral service will begin at noon Friday at Hotchkiss Mortuary, 5 W. Highland Ave. Visitation will be observed before the service beginning at 9:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Tracy Cemetery, 501 E. Schulte Road.