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Mildred Effie "Aunt Millie" Lovegren
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Birth: Oct. 15, 1919, China
Death: Feb. 6, 1996
Cherry Grove
Washington County
Oregon, USA

Mildred spent most of her life in China as a missionary for the Baptist Church. She was born in China to missionary parents, Levi and Ida Lovegren. After the Chinese revolution her father was imprisoned and her mother was put under house arrest by the Red Guard. Millie was evicted from China but she moved to Macau and Hong Kong where she spent the next thirty years maintaining contact by letter with the Chinese people she had met. Ultimately, China was re-opened and Millie was one of the first to travel into China. She first went as an English-speaking tourist and cautiously began contacting her friends. As tensions eased, she began taking tour groups of missionaries to visit former mission stations and the church her father built. In her later years, she returned to her family's home in Cherry Grove, Oregon. In Cherry Grove, she continued her mission work, with a weekly bible study for adults and another one for the children in the community. She always had cookies to give and fried rice on Chinese New Year. She asked the children, which included me, to call her "Aunt Millie". Millie was also very civic minded and was addressed as the mayor of Cherry Grove when she worked on replacing the community's street signs. Her home was always open to strangers and was filled with many interesting things from China. 
 
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 Parents:
  Levi Alton Lovegren (1888 - 1983)
  Ida Langsea Lovegren (1890 - 1972)
 
Inscription:
"Missionary to China and the World- She Reflected God's Love" - John 3:16
 
Burial:
Cherry Grove Cemetery
Cherry Grove
Washington County
Oregon, USA
Plot: R6, #5
 
Created by: Jim P
Record added: Mar 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35247614
Mildred Effie Aunt Millie Lovegren
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Mildred Effie Aunt Millie Lovegren
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Mildred Effie Aunt Millie Lovegren
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 Added: Apr. 28, 2009
 
 
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