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Posted: 11/22/07

Kathy Slattery Phillips Passes Away

Kathy Slattery Phillips of Lebenon, NH has died at the age of 55.   Kathy served as the enthusiastic face of Dartmouth sports for over 30 years first as the assistant Sports Information Director and then as the SID.   When she was hired as the assistant SID in 1977, she was one of the first women to hold that traditionally male job in the country.  She was organized, efficient and a hard worker.  She also had a quick wit and a great smile.

She was an avid and accomplished golfer having won the New Hampshire Women's Golf Association Championship in 1988 and finishing in 10th place in this year's championship at Lochmere CC.  In 2006, she won the New Hampshire Seniors Championship.  She has also won a total of 36 club championship in New Hampshire with 22 of the them coming at Hanover Country Club.  She has a been a fixture on the New Hampshire Tri-State team for many, many years and will be sorely missed on that team not only for her point contribution but also for her spirit and team leadership.

Kathy was born in Concord, NH and graduated cum laude from Syracuse University with majors in newspaper journalism and anthropology.  She worked as a newspaper reporter before taking the assistant SID job at Dartmouth.

She served as the president of the New Hampshire Women's Golf Association in 1986 and 1987 and is responsible for establishing the state's junior golf program.

Two years ago, Kathy married Corey Phillips and began a new stage in life as a wife and mother to Corey's two children.

She died Wednesday after complications from a ruptured aneurysm.  A memorial service will be held on November 30th at 11:00am at the Rollins Chapel in Hanover.  Our hearts go out to her family, friends, co-workers, and to the entire women's golf association in New Hampshire.  Her death will leave a huge hole in many aspects of golf in New England.  She was a tough competitor and a wonderful person.  We are lucky to have known her.

Both the Valley News and the Union Leader have articles about Kathy in Thursday's papers.