Mildred L. Grieve
July 23, 1929 ~ May 18, 2013
CARMEL – Mildred "Millie" Grieve passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on May 18, 2013 at Westland House in Monterey after an extended illness at the age of 83.
She was born in River Rouge, Michigan, and it was there that she met and married the love of her life and husband of over 50 years, Stanley Grieve. Shortly after their wedding, they moved to Jefferson City, Missouri where they would reside for nearly 30 years while raising four sons. Millie graduated with honors from Lincoln University in 1975 receiving a degree in Sociology. Following graduation, she was a teacher's aide at West Elementary School working with developmentally disabled children. After vacationing on the Monterey Peninsula for several years, Stan and Millie relocated to Carmel in 1984. While residing in Carmel, she was initially employed by the Diocese of Monterey and later the Sysco Corporation. She recently retired from the Carmel Foundation, at the age of 82, after working as their receptionist for 12 years. Millie also worked as a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and the Carmel Foundation, before and after her employment there. She enjoyed her morning walks on Carmel beach, solving word puzzles, and was an avid reader. As a frequent viewer of the Food Network, she was also an excellent cook.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Etheline Parker (2003); her husband, Stanley Grieve (2007) and her sister, Janet Kato (2012). She is survived by her sons: Daniel, James, Sean, and Matthew; her grandchildren: Brent, Jennifer, Madison, and Olivia; her daughters-in-law: Brenda and Michele; and many nieces and nephews.
Very often putting the needs of others ahead of her own, Millie was an inspiration of love and compassion to all of her family and friends. Her wonderful spirit and grace will be greatly missed, but she will forever be in our hearts.
Millie's family would like express their gratitude to Dr. Cindy Lee, Dr. Roger Shiffman, and the health care professionals at Pacific Cancer Care, Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, and Westland House for the exceptional care that they provided during her illness.
At her request, there will be no memorial service, though a celebration of life may be planned for a later date. Donations may be made in Millie's memory to the Carmel Foundation.