Mildred "Millie" Ann Steeves
August 28, 1939 - October 13, 2021
Mildred "Millie" Steeves, 82, of Grand Junction, CO, passed away on October 13, 2021.
Millie was born on August 28, 1939, to Clarence Thurlow and Mildred Charlotte Lees in Bridgeport, Connecticut. She grew up in Schenectady, NY, and graduated from Woestina High School in Rotterdam Junction, NY. After graduation, Millie moved to Los Angeles, married Les Fehmi, and had two children, Laura and Jeff. She later married Jim Cheney, moved to Colorado, and had her daughter, Jackie.
Millie found her home in Colorado and threw herself into the community. She became a 4-H leader, joined the Fair Board, and enjoyed hiking, skiing, and dancing. Prior to her retirement, she worked as Food Safety and Sanitation Manager at City Market. She was very proud of her work, especially in recycling and food reclamation efforts. Millie's joy was being a mom and grandma; she was incredibly proud of all of her children and grandchildren.
Millie is survived by her daughter, Laura Fehmi; son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Jessica Fehmi; daughter and son-in-law, Jackie and Troy Sievers, and grandchildren, Kennedy Sievers, William Fehmi, Grace Fehmi, and Cameron King.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, October 24, at 1:00 p.m. at Callahan-Edfast, 2515 Patterson Road in Grand Junction.
Published by The Daily Sentinel on Oct. 17, 2021.