Raelene Anita Chugg McMillin, 62, of Idaho Falls, passed away Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at her home after a long, courageous battle with cancer. She was under the care of her loving family and Hospice of Eastern Idaho.
Raelene was born Sept. 29, 1951, in Ogden, Utah, to Raymond Joseph Chugg and Janet Lorraine Glasmann Chugg. She moved to Jerome, Idaho, where she attended school. Raelene graduated from Twin Falls High school in 1969.
In 1982, she married Thomas Tyler McMillin in Twin Falls.
Early in her life, Raelene worked as a physician assistant for Dr. Russell Lambert, a pediatrician in Twin Falls. She retired as a laboratory technician from INEL in Idaho Falls. As a devout horse and animal lover, she owned and operated Half Halt Stables and was a lifetime member of the American Quarter Horse Association.
Raelene is survived by her loving husband of 31 years, Thomas; sons, Major Benjamin Ray Jacobson and his wife, Major Angela Jacobson, U.S. Air Force, of Montgomery, Ala., and Ryan Keith Jacobson, wife Nicole Jacobson, and their two sons of Boise; mother, Janet Chugg Thompson of Idaho Falls; and brother, Curtis Glasmann Chugg and wife, Christine Chugg.
She was preceded in death by her father, Raymond Joseph Chugg.
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Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Wood Funeral Home, 273 N. Ridge Ave. in Idaho Falls. The family will visit with friends from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday before services at the funeral home. Her final resting place will be in Iona Cemetery at a later date.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com.