- Jim Phillips passed away at home in Mesa, AZ at the age of 68 after a long battle with cancer on 6-15-21. He was preceded in death by his son Matthew J Phillips. He is survived by his wife of 44 years Laura Phillips, two grandchildren Matthew A Phillips and Katelynn L Phillips and two great grandchildren Henry and Lola Harberts. He is also survived by his Sister Kristi Bultima of Coloma MI and her two children Mark and Becky Collins. He was a man of deep thought that always involved practical ways of helping people and our planet. A natural designer and artist often making models and drawings of his visions. Family was everything to him and was his greatest concern when he had to leave us. He will be dearly and deeply missed.