CHAIKIN, Phyllis

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Last Name
Given Names
Phyllis Alexander
Bloom, Phyllis
Better known as
Date of Birth
Age at Death
Place of Birth
Los Angeles, California
Family Tree
  Chaikin Family Tree
Birth Mother
Birth Father
Eugene Bernard Chaikin
Gail Stephanie Chaikin, David Lee Chaikin
Non-Temple Relatives
Body Identification Number
Burial Location
Remains claimed by next of kin; burial location unknown
Source of Death Information
House Foreign Affairs Committee report; FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78)
Entry into Guyana
Residence (US)
Redwood Valley, California 95470
Residence (JT)
Cottage 43
Occupation in U.S./Skills, Talents & Interests
nurse (RYMUR 89-4286-X-5-a-36a); LVN, specialize in cardiology (LJ memo); preschool teacher, coronary care nurse (RYMUR 89-4286-E-2-A-1oooo)
Occupation in Jonestown (Temple Records)
Health, Education, Science—Health Care Center, Administrator (RYMUR 89-4286-C-7-h-4a); Health Services (RYMUR 89-4286-X-4-l-3b)
Jonestown Roles (FBI Records)
Government Income
“Phyllis was a friend of mine in High School - a very sweet kind person. She always seemed to be a little lost, like she didn't know where she belonged. I could always feel the longing in her for her place to stand. She was a very unique individual with the kind of uniqueness that doesn't fit into a typical high school scene. On top of that, the kids found out that her father was a communist and so she was ostracized, which was horrible for her - one of the worst things that can happen to a kid in high school. High school kids can be so cruel, and they were. She essentially became an outcast. Perhaps this is what set her up to become part of a cult. My heart always went out to the sadness and loneliness in her soul. ” - Margaret (Margie) Brustein Paul

Living with Ghosts ” - Barry Isaacson

In Memory of Gene and Phyllis Chaikin ” - Sandra Crane

The Loss of My Dear Friends” - Sandra Crane