Obituary: Notton, Phillip Austin

Age 92

Phillip Austin

Died at peace on September 4, 2012.

He was 92 years old.

Born on August 3, 1920 in Spokane, Phil was the only child of Carlos and Hilda Notton.

He attended Hutton Elementary and Lewis and Clark High School before enrolling at the University of Washington.

Phil joined the Marine Corps in 1942.

After completing the flight instructor program at Geiger Field, he trained F4U Corsair pilots in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Later, when he returned to Spokane, Phil met his wife, Colleen, to whom he was married for over 54 years.

He was caretaker to Colleen in her later years and before her death in 2002.

Early in his career, Phil worked for Taylor Edwards Transfer and Storage, and then for the Port of Seattle as a regional manager here in Spokane for 25 years.

As a Spokane resident for most of his life, Phil loved to fly fish the local lakes.

He is survived by his son, John and wife, Rona, of Spokane; and daughter, Peggy, and her husband, Doug, also of Spokane.

He is also survived by his constant four-legged companion for the past 10 years, Otis.

Phil Notton was a man of integrity and high principles.

He will be missed as the awesome father he was to Peggy and John but he will be loved forever in their hearts and by his Father in heaven.


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