Mildred “Millie” Willis

Mildred “Millie" Willis went into eternal peace on Feb. 5, 2013 in Arizona. She was residing with her daughter, Barbara Willis, whom had lovingly cared for our mother these last months of her life. She was born on Feb. 13, 1916, in Milwaukee, Wis. Millie was a very kind and gentle soul; she had a loving and generous heart and was always giving to others. She leaves behind her very cherished children, Shawn Willis (precious grandson), Barbara Willis, Mary "Cissy" Willis, Richard Willis, David Willis and numerous and much loved grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

My mother worked at the Payette Senior Center for the past 30 plus years delivering meals to housebound individuals, and she felt so honored to be able to do this. I spoke with my Mom often and she told me that everyday she thanked the Lord for the people she worked with and saw on her routes and for the opportunity to do this work.

My mother requested that she would not have any type of service or viewing.

We were scattered throughout the nation and sometimes due to circumstances, such as being on the brink of death, we could not always be there as quickly for Mom as we wanted to, therefore, we thank you Payette for taking care and loving our Mom so much.

To Millie Willis

Heavens Angel

Our time on earth is brief, there are lessons to be learned.

Each precious day, God gives us another page to turn.

Every chapter is full of memories, and times of joy and of tears.

There are triumphs and defeats, through every passing year.

She loved us unconditionally, and would always listen to our fears, she

would give us her heart and time, with a smile, hug and at times tears.

Mom, you were a pillar of strength to the end.

You fought all of life's battles to the best of your ability and pushed each of

us to do the same, to become the best person we could.

We all miss you more than mere words can express.

Silly as it may be, and even though I have walked this earth for a long time,

I somewhat fear it now that you are gone.

Because, I have always had a special Mom.

And Mom, what about my sisters, Barbara and Cissy, my brother Richard,

and your precious grandson, Shawn.

We all wish you could have stayed just a little longer, we all still need you.

But, dear Lord Jesus, let happy memories ease us, creating peace in our

hearts like a gentle breeze and as you help us make it through, draw us

closer, Lord, to you.

Another chapter for Mom has begun

The Lord has called her home, which is part of his great plan.

Although it may be hard, we all must understand.

And, Heaven is promised to all who believed upon Gods son, our Lord Jesus

Christ.

And our Mom did. Mom, we'll see you one day in heaven.

With love always-- your kids

Juana Rodriguez

Juana Rodriguez, 87, Ontario, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. Services are pending under the direction of the Haren-Wood Funeral Chapel, Ontario.

Tony Rios

Tony Rios, 66, Nyssa died Thursday, Feb.14, 2013. Arrangements are pending under the direction of the Haren-Wood Funeral Chapel, Ontario.

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I feel that I was truly blessed with having my Mom live with us (myself and John) the last 5 months of her life. She sure touched the life of many people here in AZ. for the short amount of time that she lived here. She will be missed dearly. I would give anything to just see her one more time, to tell her how much she is loved, but I know that "one" more time would never be enough. Mom you are one of Heaven's Angel's now and I know you will be watching over us and guiding us as you always have. I miss you so much, there isn't a day or a hour that goes buy that I don't think of you. I know that I will always have you in my heart. I will always be missing you Mom. I love you Mom xoxoxo

-Barbara Willis

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