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Information for Willard E. Mills
13 April, 1899 25 October, 1984
The Idaho Press-Tribune
October, 1984

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Willard Mills

    Services for Willard E. Mills, 85, Wilder, who died Thursday, Oct. 25, at his home as a result of injuries received in a farming accident, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at the Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell, by the Rev. Edward Sladek of the Memorial Park Baptist Church, Caldwell. Interment will be at the Wilder Cemetery with rites by Silver City Lodge 13, A.F. and A.M., Homedale.
    Mills was born April 13, 1899, in Springbrook, Ore., to Zimri and Miriam Mills.  He came to Wilder in 1915 with his parents to homestead in the Wilder area.
    He married Marion Karn, Oct. 28, 1921, in Wilder.  They farmed in the Wilder area for most of their lives.  He sold fertilizer and drove a school bus.
    Mills was very active with his family, church, community and the Silver City Lodge 13 A.F. and A.M.
    He is survived by a brother, Marks Mills of Newberg, Ore.; three sons, Lewis and Trulah Mills of Emmett, Zim and Maizie Mills, and Rollin and Audrene Mills of Boise; three daughters, Barbara and Jack Coles of Parma, Margaret and Dwayne Wilton of Marsing and Carol and Elden Leavitt of Meridian; 25 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by his wife and a son, Roy.
    Memorials may be made to the Shriner's Crippled Children's Hospital, Fairfax Ave., Salt Lake City, Utah, 84103, or a favorite charity.



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