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William O. "Bill" Mills


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William O. "Bill" Mills Obituary
William O. "Bill" Mills, 76, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2012. He was born April 10, 1935, in New Raymer, Colo., to William O. and Hazel Wright Mills.
He was preceded in death by mother, Hazel Mills; father, William Mills Sr.; sister Pat Tapper and brother Gary Mills.
Survivors include his wife, Connie; sons Billy Mills, of Portland, Ore., John Mills, of Las Cruces, and Joel Mills and his wife, Sheila, of High Rolls; daughter Kim Wofford and her husband, Lorne, of Alamogordo; stepdaughter Stacy Aberle and her husband, Michael, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; stepson Chad Bailey and his wife, Robin, of Alamogordo; the mother of his children, LoWanda Mills; grandchildren Wesley Wofford, Vance Wofford, Rachael Mills, Sasha Mills, Jennifer Mills, Josie Mills, Jessica Muniz, Dylan Muniz, Alex Baros, Kade Bailey and Jesse Bailey; great-grandchildren Dominic Muniz and Layla Mills; brother Paul Mills and his wife, Pauline, of Las Vegas, Nev.; and sister Mary Cleveland and her husband, Jim, of Alamogordo.
Bill was an avid hunter who loved to hunt with his sons. He also enjoyed racing with his daughter and her family and attending the basketball games of his grandson. One of the best times in his life was spent salmon fishing in Alaska. He was also a longtime member of over 50 years with the Tularosa Lions Club. He loved collecting guns and knives, and everyone enjoyed his fresh vegetables from his garden. He will always be remembered for his homemade cooking for the family, especially for the holidays.
Pallbearers include Chad Bailey, Dylan Muniz, Wesley Wofford, Vance Wofford, Jimmie Cooksey, Josie Mills, Lorne Wofford and Michael Aberle.
Honorary pallbearers include all members of the Tularosa Lions Club, Kade Bailey, Ray Bailey, Jim Cleaveland, Jason Balkey, Mark Charles, Matthew Charles, Hollis Bynum and Rick Martin.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 12, 2012, at the Hamilton- O'Dell Funeral Home chapel with Charles Walker officiating.
Interment will follow at 16 Springs Canyon Cemetery.
The family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home to direct the arrangements. To sign the online register book, please visit www.hamiltonodell.com.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Mar. 11 to Apr. 10, 2012
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