We regret to inform all of the Alumni and the class
of 1961 that Anna Hass Peeler Phillips, 72, of Wallace North Carolina passed away on
Tuesday, March 8, 2016.
She was born August 28, 1943 in Salisbury, NC and was the
daughter of the late William Frederick and Thelma Anna Haas
Peeler. She is also predeceased by her brother, Frederick W.
Anna is survived by her loving daughter, Cathryn Anne Perry
of Wallace; brothers, John R. Peeler (Christine) of
Clarksburg, MD and James W. Peeler (Laura) of Littleton, NC;
nieces, Kelly A. Peeler, Samantha E. Peeler, Alyssa L.
Peeler and Kara N. Peeler and numerous friends.
Anna was a very intelligent woman who knew what she wanted
and where she wanted to go in life. She spent more that 34
years with extensive experiences as a software process
improvement Quality Assurance Manager. She designed,
validated and tested, numerous kinds of software that is
used all over the world today. She was employed with Unisys
Corporation as QAM for numerous years where she performed
quality assurance audits of multiple Federal Systems. She
was also a Senior QA Analyst and Deputy QA Manager for the
Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water
Information System. From 1987-1997, Anna continued her
career as a Staff Analyst for the government at the
Anna was a devoted mother and caring sister and aunt that
loved her family dearly. She loved spending time in God’s
beautiful outdoors and enjoyed gardening. A friend stated
that “God’s gardens have a new gardener”. With a heart full
of love and compassion, she had “a heart as tender as a
flower’s spring petals”. Anna was a woman of unmatched
character, beauty and grace, “an instrument of God’s love on
this earth.” She was a friend to all, a strong yet gentle
and loving presence to all who were blessed to know her. She
looked for and encouraged the best in everyone that she
knew. Anna will surely be missed but cherished memories will
forever remain in the hearts of those who loved her.
A celebration of Anna’s life will be held on Saturday March
26 at 3:00 pm at the River Landing Clubhouse at River
Landing Country Club Rd, Wallace, NC 28466.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made
in support of the Pender County CES Teaching Gardens. Gifts
may be made via check payable to NC Agricultural Foundation,
Inc., NC State, Campus Box 7645, Raleigh, NC 27695-7645 OR
go.ncsu.edu/penderteachinggarden. Please reference "In
memory of Anna Hass Peeler Phillips."
Contributions can also be sent to the North Carolina aquarium
society, 3125 Poplarwood Court, Suite 160, Raleigh, NC 27604. We are a
nonprofit organization and will acknowledge each gift we receive on
behalf of the aquariums. We would only need to know the family members
name in order to properly record each gift.
Shared memories and condolences may be sent to the family by selecting
"Guest Book" above.
Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Wallace.