Obituaries for July 2, 2012

By Baker City Herald July 02, 2012 10:14 am

Mildred Holt

Mildred Holt, 82, of Halfway died on June 20, 2012, in Baker City.

Services will be held at a later date in Waxahachie, Texas.

Mildred “Millie” was born on July 25, 1930, at Waxahachie to Joseph and Winnie “Shiplett” Buck.  She was raised and educated in Waxahachie, graduating from Waxahachie High School in 1948.  

Following high school, Millie attended Business College in Fort Worth, Texas, and shortly after began working as a secretary in Fort Worth. She met her husband Ross in October1951 and they were married in February 1952 at the house next door to her parents with Judge Ray officiating.

They lived in Fort Worth as her husband, Ross, was in the Air Force.

Early in the marriage, Millie traveled to England as Ross was going to be stationed there. At a young age she traveled the ocean in the third largest ship in the world, alone.  They lived in England for a year and a half, moving back to the states July 1954.

Son Jim was born in 1960 in Huntington Park, and in 1955 daughter Lori was born.  The family lived in Los Angeles, then moved to the San Fernando Valley in 1965. In 1969 Ross died and the family moved to Texas.

Millie, her mother Winnie and son Jim moved to Halfway in 1991. During Millie’s life she enjoyed gardening, sewing, quilting and doing fancy work.

Her favorite television show was “Jeopardy!,” and she loved John Wayne.

Millie was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Mary Edith Buck; her brother, Benjamin Edward Buck; and her husband, Ross.

Millie is survived by her son, Jim Justice of Halfway; her daughter, Lori Berg of Waxahachie; her grandchildren: Christy Nell Taylor of Fort Worth, and Jason Wayne Simpson of Waxahachie; great-grandchildren: Jacob Cole Taylor of Tyler, Texas, Brooklyn Belle Wildman of Red Oak, Texas, and Penelope Christine Woods of Fort Worth; and, her sister, Petronella Arledge of Lubbock, Texas.

Those who wish to make a donation in memory of Millie may do so to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834.