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Information for Marion Estelle Karn Mills
2 August, 1900 29 March, 1984
The Idaho Press-Tribune

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Marion Mills

    Memorial services for Marion E. Mills, 83, Wilder Route 1, who died Thursday, March 29, at a Homedale nursing home, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
    Rev. Nixon Knight of Caldwell will officiate.  Rites will be recited by the Ruby Rebekahs and Beulah Chapter #75, Order of the Eastern Star, both of Wilder.
    She was born Aug. 2, 1900 at Marion, S.D., to Edwin and Katherine Naftzger Karn.  She spent her early childhood at Jearvis, Ore., and moved to the Wilder area with her family when she was 11.  She was a member of the first graduating class of Wilder High School in 1919 and attended Oregon State University at Corvallis, Ore.
    She married Willard E. Mills on Oct. 28, 1921 at her parents home in Wilder.  They farmed in the Wilder area for many years.  Marion was the oldest living member of the Golden Gate Baptist Church at Wilder and served the church in many areas.  She was primary superintendent for years and was active in the Ladies BWMS.
    She was also a vital part of Eastern Star, Rebekahs, Jobs Daughters and the Fargo Ladies Club.  She held most offices in the Order of the Eastern Star and was worthy matron three different times and served as a grand representative twice.  She was guardian of the Job's Daughters in Wilder numerous times and served on the councils.  Her full-time occupation was her family.
    She was the wife of Willard Mills of Wilder, mother of three sons and their wives, Lewis and Trulah Mills, Emmett, Zim and Maizie Mills and Rollin and Audrene Mills, all of Boise: and three daughters and their husbands, Barbara and Jack Coles, Parma, Margaret and Dwayne Wilton, Marsing, and Carol and Elden Leavitt, Meridian; and sister of Eddie Karn, Boise and Catherine Hetrick, Wilder.  She had 25 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
    Pallbearers will be her grandsons.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Jim and Chuck Karn; three sisters, Nellie Briggs, Elizabeth Batt and Hattie Vance; and a son, Roy Mills.
   The family suggests memorials may be made to the Shriners' Crippled Children's Hospital, Portland; in care of El Korah Shrine Temple, 1118 W. Idaho, Boise, 83707, or a charity of choice.



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