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Mildred Della Cornett


1931 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Mildred Della Cornett Obituary

Mildred "Millie" Della Cornett was born on May 24, 1931, to Clarence and Genevieve Story in Nampa, Idaho, and passed away on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2017, at her home in Yuba City where she raised her family.

When she was a young girl she moved to Wheatland for a short time before her parents brought Millie and her two younger brothers to live in Yuba City. Millie went to grammar school in Yuba City and graduated from Yuba City High School where she was active in the school band and until recently served on her class reunion committee.

She married Donald Trigueiro and in 1949 began her family, raising her six Trigueiro children in Yuba City. She and the kids dad divorced in the early 70's, at which time she began the task of raising her children as a single mom.

Millie went to college graduating from business school and ultimately worked as a bookkeeper at Sunsweet, The Independent Herald Newspaper along with her son Bruce, Dillon Shoe Corporation (Daves Shoes). She worked in the latter part of her career part-time for Snelling and Snelling employment agency, and Feather River State Bank with her daughter Julie.

Millie warmly opened her home to all of the neighbor kids and school mates of her children, always having a meal ready and a safe home to spend time. Millie's daughters were all cheerleaders and she spent many years making uniforms, not only for her own daughters but for other cheer squad members

In 1978 Millie married Donald "Grandpa Don" Cornett and the two had the opportunity to travel to Hawaii many times to spend time with her daughter Gail and her family. They also made many trips to the Grand Canyon with her son Larry and his wife Linda, and took various other trips including cruises to Alaska and Mexico. Millie and Don's greatest passion was taking their camp trailer to Caribou at the Feather River Canyon, loving those times most when all of her kids and grandkids would join them.

Millie found her greatest joy when spending time with her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and husband; especially enjoying the kids sports events and school functions. Her greatest passion was taking care of her family, sharing her gentle, nurturing and loving heart with all. Millie enjoyed the simple things in life and loved spending time in her garden of flowers, vegetables and succulents. She also loved collecting yard art and sculptures.

Millie is survived by her husband of 38 years, Donald Cornett; her son Bruce Trigueiro, daughters, Gail Davis, Cindy Crouch, and Julie Morehead; son-in-law Joe Morehead and daughter-in-law Linda Trigueiro all of Yuba City. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Jennifer Davis Ferraro (Steve) of New York, Danny Trigueiro (Tiffany) of Plumas Lake, Geoff Trigueiro, Tim Trigueiro, Kathryn Trigueiro, Jacque Davis Hartmann (Sane), Jonelle Shackleford, and Nick Trigueiro, all of Yuba City. She is also survived by her great grandchildren, Leo and Sanoe Hartmann of Yuba City and Addison and Charlotte Trigueiro of Plumas Lake. She is also survived by her dog Riley.

Millie is predeceased by her parents, Clarence and Genevieve Story; brothers, Donald and Galen Story; sons, David and Larry Trigueiro; and son-in-law Jim Davis.

The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to our many family, friends, and neighbors (especially Teresa and Alan Furuta who watched over her for many years). Also sincere gratitude to the many doctors and nurses who cared for her over the years; including Dr. Bui, Dr. Lorraine Tortosa, Dr. Harpreet Bains, and towards the end the Freedom Hospice care team.

Services will be held at Ullrey Memorial Chapel in Yuba City on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at 11:00 am with burial at Sutter Cemetery immediately following the service.
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Published in Appeal Democrat from Dec. 28, 2017 to Jan. 2, 2018
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