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Thusnelda Mills

Thusnelda Mills

PRICE - Thusnelda Gladys Mills, 93 of Price, died Sunday, March 29, 2009.

She was born on Dec. 27, 1915 in Sunnyside to William Alvin and Gladys Eva Tatton Hunter. Married Wilburn Mills on Jan. 2, 1934 in Price, the first day that Utah drivers licenses were issued for .25 cents.

Thusnelda and Bill raised their children, Gaylene and Gary, in the coal camp of Standardville.

In 1961, Thusnelda went to work for Safeways as a meat cutter.  After retiring, she and Bill traveled and spent time with their children and grandchildren up until his passing in 1989. 

Thusnelda enjoyed traveling with the senior citizens group on countless trips to Wendover.

Up until two weeks before her passing, Thusnelda was an independent, vivacious woman. She was still driving to town to do her shopping, running errands and going to visit with family and friends. 

She was an amazing 93 years young.

Her pride and joy will always be her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was always happiest when she was surrounded by them.

Thusnelda is survived by a son, Gary W. Mills, Spring Glen; grandchildren, Michael (Linda) Ballard, Price; Gary D. (Terri) Mills, Price; Barry T. (Karon) Mills, Price; Lance H. Ballard, Price; Heather Mills, Spring Glen; great-grandchildren, Mikelle (Michael), Geoffrey, Daneesha, Alexis, Tonya, Brandon, Joshua, Lacie, Haley, Natasha, Zachary and Randi; great-great-grandchildren, Emiliano, Torizella, Ignacio and Patrick; sister, Carol Olsen, Price; brother, Hayden (Vodis) Hunter, Price; and many loving nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by parents; husband, Bill Mills; daughter, Gaylene (Martin) Ballard; daughter-in-law, LaVange Mills; sisters, Betty Evatz and Wilma Watson; brothers, Quentin and Clyde Hunter.

The family extends their gratitude to Dr. Potter, Dr. Williams and the Castleview Hospital med/surg nursing staff and emergency room staff for their compassionate care of Thusnelda during her final days.

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves memories no one can steal.

Memorial service Thursday, April 2, 1 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home.  Family will be at Mitchell's Thursday at noon. Interment, Price City Cemetery.

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