Marvell Fryer Phillips of Reno, Nevada, formerly of Madera, retired in December after 32 years. She worked in home loan processing, her most recent position as a research analyst with Sierra Pacific Power/Westpac Utilities, now known as NVEnergy.
Phillips, attended Sierra Vista Elementary School, Thomas Jefferson Junior High School, and graduated from Madera High School with the class of 1970. She attended Truckee Meadow Community College and received an advanced degree from University of Nevada Reno.
She has a strong work ethic, which began when she worked beginning at age 16 as a clerk in the basement of the Madera Post Office.
In her retirement, she is looking forward to traveling, having fun with her Red Hat Society colleagues and improving her golf game with her husband, Cloyd Phillips.
They will both enjoy spending family time with their children, Air Force Master Sgt. Jordon Clark, daughter Kiesha Phillips and their five grandchildren of Las Vegas.