Mildred Carr
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Carr, Mildred
Passed away, at age 87, on December 17, 2014. Millie was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She was the life of the party, and her kindness and wonderful sense of humor lifted the spirits of all those around her. She is survived by her sons, Charlie (wife Kelly), Richard (wife Nadia), and Andrew; her daughter Dara; a sister, Elaine Anderson; a brother, Boyd Tucker (wife Shirley); and three grandchildren (Elina, Lily, and Natalie). She was preceded in death by her brother Ken (wife Mavis) and beloved dog Missy. She was the third of four children raised in Star City, Saskatchewan. She attended the University of Saskatchewan, where she played defense for the women's hockey team. After, she attended graduate school in the United States, supervised the laboratory at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Chicago, then married and settled in River Forest, IL. She had a distinguished career with the federal government, where she wrote guidelines for laboratory standards. She retired to Florida then relocated to Arizona. Millie was "second mother" to Adam, Chris, Dave, Gabrielle, Liz, Mike, Skelton, Steve, and many others; and she will be greatly missed. We imagine she is somewhere above, enjoying a fine scotch and making fun of Republicans. An Irish wake will be held in her honor at the Skeptical Chymist in Scottsdale, AZ on Monday, December 22, 2014. Contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.




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Published in The Arizona Republic on Dec. 21, 2014.
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December 27, 2014
Dear Dara, Andrew, Richard, Charles,
Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your mom. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so grateful to have met her and the family in San Diego. Hope you revisit us soon.
Uncle Gene, Aurora and Peter
Aurora Gene
December 24, 2014
So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing Andy.
Rick Lavenka
December 22, 2014
My deepest condolences. Dara, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Kathryn Hopper
December 21, 2014
Jim and I are very sorry.
Jim and Jane Ellen Humphrey
December 21, 2014
My deepest condolences! I will miss your mother's laugh the most and I loved her to pieces. Goodbye Mrs. Carr. Thanks for all the fruitcake....
Gabrielle Karras
December 21, 2014
Rest in Peace...your presence in my life goes without saying that it made me a better person for it.
Michael Casten
December 21, 2014
Carr family, I am so sorry for your loss. And ... I love your vision of where Mildred is now! Cheers to that! --Wendy M. Grant
Wendy Grant
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