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Cora Carrick

1920 - 2017
Cora Carrick Obituary
CARRICK Cora Spence died peacefully in her sleep on Sept. 2, 2017. Born July 29, 1920, in Lexington, Ky., she was the daughter and only child of the late Bella Withers Carrick and Spence Summers Carrick. She was an alumna of Hamilton College, a graduate of Henry Clay High School, and held her B.A. degree from Vassar College. Upon graduation she was employed as a teacher in Norfolk, Va., where she met and married Lyman Clifford Millard, Jr., on Feb. 13, 1943, who preceded her in death in 1953. During World War II, she worked for the Department of the Navy in San Francisco while her husband served as communications officer on the U.S.S. North Carolina in the Pacific Theater. She served as an equine jump judge for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, and was a jump judge for countless Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Events. She is survived by three children: Withers Millard Peifer (James); James Kemper Millard (Madelyn); and Spence Carrick Millard. Other survivors include seven grandchildren: Benjamin Rodgers Huff, Nathanial Carrick Huff, Lucy Kemper Huff, Lyman Clifford Millard III (Shannon), Sean Duffy Millard (Jennifer), James Kemper Millard, Jr. (Katelyn), and Caroline Millard Boone (Brent), as well as eight great-grandchildren. In 1965, she returned to school at Case Western Reserve University to earn her Masters of Psychology, and came within a dissertation of earning her doctorate, anxious to get into practice rather than continue her studies. She was employed by the Cleveland (Ohio) Child Guidance Center and Applewood Centers, Inc., helping children, youth, and families to better their lives, for which she received several service awards, including a citation from the Mayor of Cleveland. In addition to her employment in Cleveland, she actively managed Waterwild Farm in Lexington, commuting on a weekly basis. A lifelong member of Central Christian Church where she served as Deacon, and of the Junior League of Lexington for which she served as president in 1955, she was active in volunteer service with the Bluegrass Trust for Historic Preservation, God's Pantry Food Bank, the Lexington History Museum, No Room at the Inn, and the Kentucky Horse Park. Visitation will be at Milward's Broadway on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 5-7:30 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be conducted at Central Christian Church on Thursday, Sept. 7, 11 a.m., officiated by Dr. Philip Points, reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to God's Pantry Food Bank, 1685 Jaggie Fox Way, Lexington, Ky., 40511. View and sign the guestbook at: www.milwardfuneral.com
Published in Lexington Herald-Leader on Sept. 6, 2017
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