Martha Mills |

Martha Mills

Visitation for Martha Marilyn Mills of Grass Valley will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Chapel of the Angels, Grass Valley. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at New Elm Ridge Cemetery in Grass Valley, followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. at Sierra Presbyterian Church in Nevada City.

Mrs. Mills died Monday, July 22, at home. She was 74.

She was born Dec. 9, 1927, in Twin Falls, Idaho, to Arthur and Martha Jane Johnson Leth. The family moved to Oakland when she was 14. She graduated with honors from Oakland High School.

Mrs. Mills worked at the Oakland Naval Supply Center for seven years, then as an account clerk at Fairmont Hospital and the juvenile hall in San Leandro. She then became a Realtor and worked in San Lorenzo and Grass Valley.

She married Milo Mills in 1968, and they lived in Castro Valley. They moved to Grass Valley in 1977.

She was a worthy adviser of the Loma Vista Assembly No. 73, Order of Rainbow Girls in 1947. She was a past president of the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, a member of the Pink Ladies Association of SNMH and a member of the Fruitvale Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star in Oakland. She was also a member of Sierra Presbyterian Church, where she served as Sunday school treasurer, and was a member of the new-sanctuary building fund and the finance committees. She was also past skipper and purser of the church’s mariners’ ship.

She enjoyed travel to six continents, quiltmaking and needlework.

Mrs. Mills is survived by her husband, Milo Mills of Grass Valley; sons John Henry of Hayward and Robert Henry of San Lorenzo; granddaughters Crystal Henry of Hayward and Tricia Henry of San Lorenzo; sister-in-law, Dolores Paniagua of Sacramento; and niece, Carol Spink of Sacramento.

Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Angels.

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