• July 30, 2014

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Anne Phillips Sciolla

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Funeral services for Anne Phillips Sciolla will be at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Old Cadet Chapel at U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. Burial will follow at West Point Cemetery.

Mrs. Sciolla died Feb. 6, 2013. She was born March 30, 1924, at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., to Henry Crampton Jones and Harriot Howze Jones.

Her father was instructing math at the academy. Being an Army brat, her family traveled and moved often, including stations in Hawaii, Boston, Mass., Fort Sill, Okla., Fort Bliss, Denver, Colo., Camp Polk, La., Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Washington, D.C., and Falmouth, Mass.

Mrs. Sciolla attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. She later transferred to Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., where she graduated cum laude in speech, drama, psychology and Spanish. She was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority and the Mortar Board, an honorary academic society.

In 1947, she married Paul Washington Phillips, then a lieutenant in the U.S. Army. They moved to Fort Brooke, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and during their active-duty life lived in Fort Benning, Ga., Athens, Ohio, Fort Bragg, N.C., Army Language School in Monterrey, Calif., MAAG in Tokyo, Japan, Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Heidelberg, Germany, and Fort Hood, where her husband, Paul, died in 1988.

Four years later, she married Ralph Anthony Sciolla of Shirley, Mass. (a West Point classmate of Paul Phillips).

Mrs. Sciolla worked in real estate for 35 years, obtaining her license in February 1971. She worked 30 years with Whisenhunt Real Estate, attending many schools and seminars, obtaining her broker’s license in 1975. One of her favorite sayings about her business was, “I don’t sell properties; I help people buy them. Helping people is our basic duty in this business.” She was successful and highly regarded by her customers, fellow Realtors, and the business community.

She was named Real Estate Agent of the Year in the 1970s, and in 1988, Broker of the Year. She also served for several years on the Fort Hood Area Association of Realtors council as chairperson of grievances and in several other positions. She was an active certified residential specialist.

Her enthusiastic approach to life and happy disposition endeared her to people wherever life led. She will be missed greatly.

Survivors include her husband, Ralph Anthony Sciolla; three children, Alicia Klaffky of Kensington, Md., Charlotte Ramsey of Radford, Va., and Paul Gregory Phillips of Bellaire; five stepchildren, Juliana Sciolla of Stamford, Conn., Andrea Sciolla of Pittsburgh, Pa., Ralph Sciolla Jr. of Carlsbad, Calif., Thomas Sciolla of Coto de Caza, Calif., and Robert Sciolla of New Canaan, Conn.; 22 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends all over the world.

Memorials may be made to St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Killeen.

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