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MILLS, WILLIAM DAVID Born on March 22, 1928 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Passed peacefully on March 21, 2012 in Escondido, CA. Survived by his wife Willa, daughter Cheri, son Gary (Michelle), granddaughter Heather. Bill was a longtime member of the Studebaker Drivers Club. A Celebration of Life will be held April 14 at the family home.

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Published in San Diego Union-Tribune on Mar. 24, 2012.
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April 22, 2012
The family wishes to thank all those who signed Bill's book. We appreciate your kind thoughts and your prayers.

April 9, 2012
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the Studebaker memories forever.
Dave Gahlbeck
April 5, 2012
Mr. Mills was the kind of friend everyone should have,especially if they were trying to restore a Studebaker. His knowlege was incredable.
And there were the Emails we exchanged on every subject imaginable.
Bill, you are being missed.
Toni & Jack Usher
April 3, 2012
We will miss Bill for his generosity, encyclopedic memory, love of all things
Studebaker, but most of all, for his humility, and warmth.
Our hearts go out to the entire Mills Family.
The Rider Family
Keith Rider
April 2, 2012
Peace and loving memories.
We will miss Bill. It was a pleasure watching him share his love of Studebakers with the club. Terry learned a lot from him.
Joanna Worster
April 2, 2012
Feb 2012...Love you Dad.
cheri mills (freathy)
April 2, 2012
circa 2002 (?)
cheri mills (freathy)
April 2, 2012
His Youth in Canada.
cheri mills (freathy)
April 2, 2012
With his favorite neighbors~The Lassen Street Gang!
cheri mills (freathy)
April 2, 2012
Growing up in Canada.
cheri mills (freathy)
April 2, 2012
Little Billy Mills (as he was known back then).
cheri mills (freathy)
April 2, 2012
Bill & Willa's Wedding Day.
cheri mills (freathy)
April 2, 2012
My most sincere condolences to the Mills Family and friends of Mr. Bill Mills-- at this time of enormous loss in their midst.
Fanny Pearce
April 1, 2012
May his soul rest in eternal peace. Amen
Tasreen Alaei
March 31, 2012
We have lost a great Studebaker Fan
May Bill rest in peace
May Willa and Family, including the dog enjoy there lives
Freda & Stewart Ewen
March 31, 2012
The world now only has 1/2 of "an item", and is the poorer for it. (Willa told me several times " you know WE are an item") Rest in Gods peace both 1/2's.
Bob McNeil
March 29, 2012
Every kid should grow up on a street with someone like Mr. Mills. I count myself very fortunate to have grown up with his influence.
Adam Vali
March 29, 2012
Bill Mills ~ Never met a Studebaker he didn't like, or want to own. May you finally be pain-free and driving your Avanti down a long smooth road.
Cheri Mills (Freathy)
March 28, 2012
And his VERY Early (formative) Years...this may explain a lot.
Bill Mills
March 28, 2012
Becoming an American Citizen-Los Angeles. CA
Bill Mills
March 28, 2012
The Early Years~His Youth in Canada
Bill Mills
March 28, 2012
Bill Mills (William David Mills)
Bill Mills
March 28, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. You will be remembered by me as a true piece of Americana.
Penelope Vargas
March 26, 2012
Rest in peace, Mr. Mills. You were a wonderful father and husband. You will be missed by all who knew you.
Lisa McDonnell
March 24, 2012
It was an honor and privilage to work with you over the years and also an honor to call you a friend. I shared that honor with my parents, who thought so much of you. Rest in peace my friend.
Rick McPherson
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