1927, August 24, born Jamestown, North Dakota to Carl and Aline Runner Phillips; oldest of three girls.
1935, Phillips family migrates from North Dakota to Washington.
1945, first editor of the Redmond Recorder at age 18.
1949, B.A., University of Puget Sound.
1951-53 taught high school, Ithaca, New York.
1952, married Randolph Hudson.
1954, moved to Menlo Park, California; Randolph entered PHD program in English at Stanford.
1955, birth of daughter Laura.
1956, birth of daughter Lucy.
1957, published first short story; probably “The Dust Storm,” published in the Reporter.*
1958, moved to Arcata, California; Randolph teaching at Humboldt State.
1962, moved to Boulder, Colorado; Randolph teaching at Colorado University.
1962, published The Bones of Plenty (novel).
1962, recipient of the Friends of American Writers award.
1965, published Reapers of the Dust, A Prairie Chronicle (collection of short stories).
1965, received honorary doctorate from North Dakota State University (NDSU).
1967, divorced, moved to Fargo, North Dakota.
1967-69, assistant professor of English at NDSU.
1969-75, assistant professor of English, University of Washington.
1975-92, associate professor of English, University of Washington.
2010, December 24, passed away after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.
2014, March, Posthumous publication of Unrestorable Habitat: Microsoft Is My Neighbor Now.
* Thanks to C. Schultz-Rathbun for this information.
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