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Charles Phillips Sr.

May 19, 1955 — January 24, 2022

Charles Kenneth Phillips Sr. 66 a long-time resident of El Rito and a new resident of Santa Clara Pueblo Passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday January 24, 2022, at his new residence in Santa Clara Pueblo.

Charles was preceded in death by his daughter Andrea Trujillo and 2 grandchildren Marina and Esai Trujillo. As well as former wife Carol A. Phillips.

Charles was born on May 19, 1955, in High point, North Carolina in Guilford County, where he grew up. Charles loved the great outdoors. A lover of wildlife and all animals which he loved communicating with daily. His hobbies included fishing, listening to country music, and walking around ruins near his home in El Rito. He worked in several security and law enforcements firms including but not limited to Pinkertons, North Carolina protective services and more recently Santa Claran Casino and hotel. He was also a private Investigator and private Detective for the State of North Carolina.

Charles was recently married to a Santa Claran Tribal member Karen Aveado - Phillips. His wife who he loved dearly. He will be greatly missed by his loving family and friends. He is survived by his loving wife Karen Aveado – Phillips, 2 sons Charles Kenneth Phillips Jr. and Brandon Phillips. Daughters Ashley Klinchuck, Dawn Yolanda Phillips and Misty Dawn Phillips Older sister Debbie Johnson, older Brother Jay Lee Phillips, and Younger Brother James Phillips. Former Son-in- law Dominic Trujillo. He had A total of 15 Grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

The family of Charles Kenneth Phillips has entrusted the care of their loved one to The DeVargas Funeral Home and Crematory of the Espanola Valley. 505-747-7477

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