Obituary of Mildred Bolus
Mildred Cleona Bolus passed away suddenly on Sept 10, 2015. Millie, or Swede as she was known to her family, was 80.
Millie was born to William and Crystal (Lyn) Anderson in Virginia, Illinois.
She grew up with very little during the Great Depression and World War II, but she had the love and support of her siblings, Floyd, Ruth, Betty, Marilyn, David, Dedrick (Ricky), and step-brother Robert and step-sister Janice.
Millie married Richard Pilcher and left home at 17 to see the world. They had a son, Steven, before divorcing.
Millie met Charles “Chuck” Bolus and they had a wonderful 38 years together before Chuck passed away in 1999.
Millie and Chuck were stationed in Europe and were able to travel and see amazing things such as the Eiffel Tower, Berlin Wall and Matterhorn. Millie loved to travel and make new friends. They eventually settled in the Sacramento area (Rancho Cordova).
Millie and Chuck stressed the importance of a life dictated by character. They also believed in the importance of education, doing all they could to encourage and help their son to graduate from college and seek a professional career.
Later they moved to Grass Valley to be close to Steve and Georgeana which allowed them to help care for their grandson Ian, until Chuck’s death.
Millie was very fortunate to later meet her loving partner Al Grimstad who she spent the last 13 years of her life enjoying outdoor activities, gardening, and traveling.
They were inseparable and so much in love. So many plans were interrupted with her passing.
Al’s four wonderful sons and the entire Grimstad family welcomed Millie into their clan with open arms as Al was welcomed into her family.
Although she was separated by so many miles, Millie was the connection that held the family together. She never forgot a birthday, anniversary, wedding or graduation.
She sent get-well cards to everyone and never forgot a holiday card for every member of the Anderson, Bolus and Grimstad family.
She was the one everyone called when they had a question, concern, needed advice or just needed to talk with somebody.
She also made sure Steve maintained a lifelong relationship with his father Richard.
Always a beautiful person that mentored and encouraged others, Millie only wanted peace, love, and happiness for her family and friends. She will be missed by everyone her life touched.
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