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Mildred Dollie "Mimi" Potts


1915 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Mildred Dollie "Mimi" Potts Obituary
Mildred Dollie Potts, 98, passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family on February 8, 2014. Born to Robert D. Parker and Florence Marie St. Andre Parker on September 25, 1915, in Aloha, Grant Parish, LA, Mildred, or "Mimi" as she was called by family and friends, was a long time former resident of Tucumcari, NM, before moving to Phoenix in 1966. She was a Past Worthy Matron of the Order of Eastern Star, Mother Advisor of Rainbow Girls, past president of the Osborn Women's Club, and past president of ESA sorority.
She worked in the education systems in New Mexico and Phoenix, and was a long time member of North Phoenix Baptist Church and enjoyed volunteering in its Family Life Center. Mimi was one of a kind and a true character. Her idea of the way to live was to play golf all day and dance or play bridge all night! She was extremely competitive in golf and tennis, bowling and bridge. She always played to win, and she usually did.
Mimi was preceded in death by her son, Leslie Ray Matthews, and she is survived by her son C. Richard (Dick) Potts and daughter-in-law, Linda of Scottsdale. Her adoring grandchildren are Leah Kostamo (Markku) of Surrey, British Columbia, Deana Strom (Bernd) of Mr. Vernon, Washington, and Gregory Potts (Gabrielle) of Seattle, Washington. She is also survived by her great grandchildren, Eli, Annie and Isaac Strom, and Maya and Bryn Kostamo, all of whom will greatly miss their Mimi. She was much loved by her family and friends for her generous and gregarious nature and for her ability to face life's challenges with courage and principle The family is forever grateful for and wishes to thank the devoted and loving staff of Senior Paradise Living who cared for Mimi for the past five years. We also want to especially thank the tender angels of -Eckstein Center who took such good care of Mimi during her final days.
The family suggests memorial gifts be made to , 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014. Arrangements entrusted to Messinger Indian School Mortuary in Scottsdale, AZ.
Published in the Quay County Sun on Feb. 12, 2014
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