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Mildred Ellen Peek


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Mildred Ellen Peek Obituary

Mildred Ellen Peek passed away at the age of 86 on December 4, 2015, in Redding, Calif. Mildred was born on July 6, 1929, in Eastland, Texas to Ernest Eugene Sweatt and Mabel Ellen Simmons-Sweatt.

At the age of two weeks, Mildred was taken to her Granny, Mary Annie Sweatt-Worley, to be raised with her father's siblings after her mother died from childbirth complications.
When Mildred was fifteen years old, she married Thomas W. Peek at the Justice of the Peace in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Together they raised five children; Thomas E. Peek-deceased (Linda), Peggy Edwards (Garry), Gwenda Jones (John), James Peek (Geri-Lyn), and Donna Swanson (Dennis).

In 1972, Mildred was hired as a clerk-typist with the Mad River Ranger District, which began her career with the U. S. Forest Service. During this time, she also took night classes and received her GED; graduating with her daughter, Donna, in 1976 at Southern Trinity High School. Mildred also worked for the Louflon Ranger District in Lassen County for a few years, and then eventually accepted a position in the early eighties as a Resource Clerk with the Big Bar Ranger District where she remained until her retirement in 1993. Mildred enjoyed her job and the people she worked with at the Big Bar Ranger District where she had the opportunity to work on numerous fires in the State of California.

After her retirement, Millie and Tom bought some property in Deming, New Mexico; they built a modular home and enjoyed working and making improvements to their property until Tom's passing in 1997. Mildred sold her place and bought a home in Alamogordo, New Mexico to be closer to her Aunt where she remained until 2008 when she moved to Hayfork, California. In 2009, Mildred moved to Weaverville to be near her family. She was a member of the senior bowling league in Weaverville and looked forward to getting together with her bowling companions every week. Mildred was an avid reader; she enjoyed oil painting; playing poker; and dancing the "two-step" to country and western music.
Mildred had an upbeat personality and found humor in everyday life; her family and friends.

Mildred is survived by four brothers; Eugene Sweatt, Clifford Sweatt, Lowell Sweatt, and Cecil Sweatt; and a sister - Angelee Sweatt, who is pre-deceased. She is also survived by four children and a son- Thomas E. Peek, who is pre-deceased; eight grandchildren; Dawn, Debbie, Michelle, Stephanie, Tommy Jr., who is pre-deceased, Garry, Dustin, Heather, and Sarah Jo; Twenty-great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Mildred will be laid to rest beside her husband Tom at the Mayhill Cemetery in Cloudcroft, New Mexico.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Dec. 27, 2015 to Jan. 26, 2016
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