Grace Mills

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Funeral services for Grace Mills, 96 year old Buffalo resident who passed away Monday evening at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital in Sheridan, Wyoming, will be held Saturday March 26th at 4:00 p.m. at the Harness Funeral Home with Reverend Frank Mills officiating. A private family interment will follow the funeral. Donations in Mrs. Mills’ memory may be made to the Johnson County Family Crisis Center in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo, Wyoming. Online condolences may be made at
Grace Louise Mills was born on August 22, 1919 in New York, New York to Francis and Esther Byrne. She grew up and went to school in New York and graduated from Newtown High School in Queens, New York with the class of 1936. After high school she attended college for one year and took a job with Macy’s Department Store in their Public Relations department. She was married on November 20th 1941 in Corona, New York to James A. Mills and they made their home in Baltimore, Maryland where she was a homemaker. In 1967 they moved to Tujunga, California where Grace continued as a fulltime mom and did part-time clerical work. They retired in 1989 and lived in Sunland, California. Mr. Mills passed away in September of 1997 and Grace then moved to Modesto, California to be near family. In July of 2004 she and her daughter’s family moved to Buffalo, Wyoming where she continued living until her death.
She was a member of the Wesleyan Church and a past member of Gem and Mineral Clubs. She was an avid reader, enjoyed sewing, walking and travel. Her passion was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
She is survived by two sons, Reverend Frank Mills and his wife Lorraine of Austin, Texas and Dr. Paul Mills and his wife Kerry of Carlsbad, California; two daughters Carol Jennings and her husband Max of Buffalo and Ruth Martin and her husband Jeff also of Buffalo; eighteen grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one sister, one grandson Max Martin and one great-grandson Anthony Maul.