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MARGARET SMITH MILLS MISSION - Margaret Smith Mills died Thursday, February 28, 2013, in Mission, Texas. Mrs. Mills was born on July 30, 1924, in Liberty Community, Hopkins County, Texas. She was a graduate of Sulphur Springs High School and East Texas Teachers College (now Texas A&M Commerce). Upon graduation, she worked in the legal department of J.A. Jones Construction Company in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and for the Tennessee Valley Authority. After World War II, she returned to Texas where she was employed by Attorney General Grover Sellers and met her future husband, C.Y. Mills. They married December 18, 1948, and moved to Mission where they raised their three children. She taught Sunday School at the First United Methodist Church of Mission and served as a member of the Memorial Committee. She also was a Cub Scout Den Mother and a member of the Junior Service League. An active homemaker, she proudly chose to spend her time serving as room mother in her childrens' elementary school classes, cheering for her sons at Little League games and sewing many garments for her daughter through the years. She especially enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren once they began arriving. Mrs. Mills was preceded in death by her husband, C.Y. Mills, in 1982. She is survived by her children, Mike (Kathy) Mills of McAllen, Mark (Jan) Mills of Coppell, Texas, and Melinda (Ron) Springer of San Angelo, Texas. She is also survived by grandchildren, Greg, Luke and Nate Mills, Jill (Grant) Coss, Molly Gorman, Grant (Meghan) Springer, and Sara Springer. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home, 621 E. Griffin Parkway in Mission. Graveside service will be conducted by Reverend Earl Richardson at 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 4, 2013, at Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be her grandsons. Mrs. Mills was a longtime supporter of veterans' causes and her alma mater. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project: support.woundedwarriorproject.org, or Texas A&M University at Commerce Foundation: P.O. Box 3425 Commerce, TX 75429. Sign the guest book at www.themonitor.com/obituaries
Published in The Monitor from Mar. 3 to Mar. 4, 2013
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