Heidi Margarita Phillips

August 14, 1936 - December 21, 2023
Heidi Margarita Phillips

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Heidi Margarita Phillips (Beier) while surrounded by family, passed peacefully on December 21, 2023.

She was born on August 14th 1936, as Herta Margaretta, in Karlsruhe, Germany.

She grew up in an orphanage, so not much is known of her childhood, as she kept most of this information to herself. When she was old enough to leave the orphanage, she left for London, met her first husband and was married before coming to the United States in 1958.

Herta changed her name to Heidi, for reasons unknown. She lived everywhere from Paterson, New Jersey to Lake Placid, Florida and Woodlawn, Virginia. But she loved the beauty of the gulf coast of Florida, making Sarasota her last home.

Heidi loved Neil Diamond, being outside in the sunshine and near the water. She loved flowers, especially orchids. She was hard working, independent and determined. She spoke German, French and English. She loved sending letters and cards for all occasions, especially, “just because” She had the prettiest hand writing, the BEST laugh and will be missed by those who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her three children, Ferdinand Fricker (Louise), Andreas Fricker (Tim) and Karen Baldwin. Four grandchildren, Ashley Osborne (Aaron), CJ Baldwin (Taylor), Connor and Rudi Fricker. And four great-grandchildren, Braxton and Elora Osborne, June and joleigh Baldwin. Also, a very special and dear friend, Gardy Glunkin and family.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 26 years, Ricky Phillips.

A celebration of her wonderful life will be held at a later date

On line condolences may be sent www.wilmingtoncares.com

Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 South 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403 910-791-9099.


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  • January 14, 2024
    Ashley Osborne posted an image:
    So pretty.
    So pretty.

  • January 14, 2024
    Ashley Osborne posted an image:
    We miss that smile
    We miss that smile

  • January 13, 2024
    Ashley Osborne posted an image:
    We miss you so much nanny, but I know you are at peace. Hugs and kisses!
    We miss you so much nanny, but I know you are at peace. Hugs and kisses!