January 29, 1920 - June 25, 2013
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Millie died suddenly at her home in Glendale at the age of 93. She was born in Summit, SD but grew up outside of Oklahoma City. The night she was born there was a blizzard and her father Arthur Christofferson went out to get the midwife. The midwife refused to go out into the blinding blizzard. Arthur assured her "the horses know the way." They did and her mother, Hildur Swanson delivered Millie, the second child of six. In 1942, she moved to the Los Feliz area with her husband Joseph George and became active in local charities. Of Scandinavian origin, she quickly became an expert Lebanese chef for Joe's large family, who settled in Los Angeles in 1905.
Millie & Joe met at a dance at the Black Hotel in Oklahoma City as Joe was there on a business trip. They married 2 weeks later and were married over 50 years until Joe's death in 1995. They resided in the Vermont Canyon area of Los Feliz. Millie and Joe were a glamorous pair who loved to dance at the Roosevelt Hotel and other Hollywood clubs of the time. She was always surrounded by family, her beautiful blue eyes always shining. She was a great optimist, always giving encouragement and support to anyone she met.
Her son in law, Peter Daniels, put it best "Mille was a wonderful woman who only saw the best in everyone she met. I never heard a negative word from her".
Her oldest sister, Vergie, passed away in 2007. Millie is survived by sisters Mavis, Lavonna, Murna and brother Doyle, all of Oklahoma. Mille's children are Sandra (Peter) Daniels, Joette (Walter) Goad and David George (deceased). Her grandchildren include Gregory (Olivia) Daniels,Jennifer Daniels,Laura (James) Dobies, Amy (Jeff) Salinas, Erik, Mattie & Melissa Goad. Great grandchildren are Samantha, Reef, Lily, Emma, Laken, Levi, Jackson, Josh & great great granddaughter Ella.
She was extremely active until the day of her death, she traveled to Oklahoma just a few months ago to visit family. She was a huge fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers and watched every game. We will miss her great spirit, wonderful cooking and beautiful face.
Memorial Mass Tuesday, July 2nd at 11am Incarnation Church, Glendale, Ca.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from June 29 to June 30, 2013