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Born April 30, 1938
A fiercely dedicated and adoring mother, a devoted wife, and loving grandmother. Faithful follower of Jesus Christ.
She preferred to be called Millie and would kindly let you know so.
She does have a few siblings still alive. She was the oldest of 12 I believe. She had pieced together some of her history over the years. She was interested and wanted to learn what she could. She was adopted early on and did not grow up with them. But she sought out the information and had opportunity to communicate to each one at some point and developed a long-distance relationship.
She had three children, Fredrick, David and Theresa. She endured the tragic loss of her eldest son when he was 19. A hurt that stayed with her all her days on earth. She has 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
She got her Cosmetology license and enjoyed this as her career for several years. She loved to play with a hairdo. I think she also enjoyed gabbing with the ladies. She had a warm and friendly personality and made friends easily because of it.
She was extremely compassionate, and I think sometimes could physically feel a hurt that was expressed to her by someone she loved.
She did have many challenges along the way. One being her many battles with health issues. She had a tremendous strength that was inspiring. And never lost her faith. No matter the struggle, she leaned on the lord. She loves the lord.
She had a great sense of humor and when she found something funny her laughter was delightful. She loved little dogs. Oh, my goodness, would she spoil them! Favorite day would be a drive to somewhere pretty with someone she loved. If a bucket of chicken was involved, all the better. She loved to share a meal. Her favorite method for an at home dinner was the one pot meal. You would often find a pot of stew or spaghetti on her stove. Of course, you must make enough to share.
As a mother, she offered never faltering support and love. She will be missed.
Love you dearly. Until we meet in heaven, this is goodbye. You are in our hearts and the memories of times together will stay with us. Love endures.
Millie is to be cremated and her remains will reside with her son until we place them next to her late husband in Rathdrum, Idaho. Friends and family will have a celebration of life in the Spring on Millie’s birthday, April 30th. On this day, we will honor and remember her by having a meal at her favorite place, the Golden Corral. Perfectly fitting for her. Time and details to be disclosed to those attending as the time gets closer.
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