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Mildred Louise "Milly" McEnhill Obituary
Mildred "Milly" Louise McEnhill Of San Rafael, CA, passed away at home on January 3, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. Born in California, the daughter of the late Joseph and Christine (Elsken) Lewis, Milly was raised in Dearborn, MI and graduated from Fordsom High School in 1945. She attended Wayne State University before working for Western Airlines as a stewardess. She met her husband Don in Salt Lake City where he was stationed in the Air Force and they were married May 18, 1957. After raising their four children, Milly returned to college, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 1985 with a B.S. in Nursing from the University of San Francisco. Milly practiced as a nurse for many years before she and Don retired in 1994. Her legacy of community service includes serving on the board of the Lucas Valley Homeowners Association where her work included a successful effort to obtain and preserve open space in the hills above Lucas Valley. Milly was a long time member of The League of Women Voters, and The Marin County Commission on Aging (Chair 1996-97). Milly was an active advocate for the elderly in health care issues. She was a devout Catholic, a long time member of St. Isabella Parish where she initiated and chaired the after school catechism program in Lucas Valley. Milly enjoyed traveling especially with her sisters on the East Coast and later with her husband, Don, after their retirement. While her children were growing up, she fostered their appreciation for exploring the local beaches, hiking trails and historical sites. She also loved birdwatching, skiing, gourmet cooking and enjoyed 55 summers at the family's summer cabin on Fitch Mountain near the Russian River. She is preceded in death by her son, Terrance Christopher, her sister, Margaret Roberts, and brother-in-law, Fr. John E. McEnhill. She is survived by her devoted husband of 55 years, Donal A. McEnhill, DDS; her beloved children: John McEnhill IV of Willis, VA (Dan Tallman), Marilyn McEnhill of Burlingame, CA (Robert Simonds), Don McEnhill, Jr. of Healdsburg, CA (Victoria McEnhill) and Ann Margaret McEnhill of Mill Valley, CA; her sister, Marilyn Schubert of Middletown Springs, VT (Charles Schubert); her grandchildren, Jack and Emma McEnhill, William and Joseph Simonds and a large extended family. The Family would also like to express gratitude for the advice and guidance received from members of Hospice by the Bay during Milly's final weeks. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 AM, January 14, 2013 at St. Isabella's Catholic Church in San Rafael, followed by a reception at the family home; 22 Mt. Foraker Dr., San Rafael. In lieu of flowers, donations in Milly's name may be made to Hospice by the Bay, 17 East Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Larkspur, CA 94939.
Published in Marin Independent Journal from Jan. 11 to Jan. 13, 2013
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