[LBJ Library photo by Lauren Gerson]

Volunteer spotlight

Luci Baines Johnson and Mrs. Sarah PhillipsSarah Phillips
After serving 30 years as an LBJ Library docent, Mrs. Sarah Phillips recently retired from the LBJ Library Volunteer Program. Sarah began volunteering in the second year of our program. She gave a total of 5,262 hours of her valuable time greeting visitors at the desk, giving thousands of tours of the Library’s exhibits to children, and doing outreach work by speaking to local groups about White House China. We asked Sarah to share some memories of her time at the Library.

“A special thrill to be a docent was not only to see Mrs. Johnson in person but also to chat with her at the Library, at luncheons, and at the Ranch. She was a great lady I'll always remember. Also, many thanks to the LBJ staff and the docents I met during my 30 years. I especially remember Carol Kay Johnson, who recruited me, Iona Young (an original docent) who trained me, and the gals I worked with the longest—Sue Fowler, Darla Rowan, and Margaret Hitzfeld.”

At our Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon in April 2013, Sarah was presented with this framed photo and certificate of recognition for her 30 years of service. Her time and devotion to the LBJ Library mean the world to us.