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Keith L. "Mickey" McMillen


1926 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Keith L. "Mickey" McMillen Obituary
KEITH MCMILLEN Retired Chief Master Sgt. Keith L. "Mickey" McMillen fought the good fight, finished the course and kept the faith when he passed away on October 15, 2013 at the age of 87. Mickey was born in Horton, Kansas on March 13, 1926 and was raised during The Great Depression on a farm near Bethany, Missouri. Son of Earl and Grace McMillen. Surviving to cherish his memory is his devoted sweetheart and wife of 59 years, Angie Lee Spath McMillen; daughter, Sandra Kennedy and her husband Peter of Jolon, California; daughter, Cynthia Hauser and her husband Allan of Murrieta, California; grandchildren, Brian Kennedy and his wife Katie of Centreville, Virginia; Matthew Ruiz and Sarah Hauser of Murrieta, California; great grandchildren, Connor Kennedy, Kelsey Kennedy and Kayleigh Kennedy of Centreville, Virginia; brother, Bernard McMillen, wife Marilyn; nephews, Scott and Eric of St. Joseph, Missouri. He was preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth McMillen. He dedicated 23 years of service to his country following his enlistment into the U.S. Army in 1944-1946 where he distinguished himself in heavy fighting during WWII in the Pacific for the retaking of Corregidor. He decided that the military life was what he wanted and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1952. After retiring from the Air Force, Mickey was a systems analyst for Dillingham Corp. in Honolulu, Hawaii and then went on to become owner and operator of several successful carwashes in Riverside, California area. Although he enjoyed each of these positions, he only had one career and love and that was the United States Air Force. A Christian service will be held on Wed., October 23rd at 12:30 p.m. at Acheson and Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary, 7944 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, CA 92504 with burial at the Riverside National Cemetery at 2:45 p.m. with full military honors. A celebration of life will take place at the Riverside Meadows Clubhouse, 4000 Pierce St., Riverside, CA at 5:00 p.m. Memorial Donations may be made to: The Air Force Enlisted Village, 92 Sunset Lane, Shalimar, FL 32579. In Memory of CMSgt Keith L. McMillen, USAF Retired.. Arrangements are entrusted to Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary (951) 688-1221 Please visit www.achesonandgraham.com to leave condolences.
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Published in Press-Enterprise on Oct. 20, 2013
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