|Birth: ||Jul. 26, 1925|
|Death: ||Mar. 19, 2011|
Millia May Judy Barton gracefully left this earth on Saturday March 19th, 2011 at the age of 85.
She was born in Orofino, Idaho on July 26th, 1925. At 3 months old, Millia's family moved to Fish Creek near Carey, Idaho. She graduated from Carey High School in 1943 as Class Valedictorian.
In July of 1943, the Sun Valley Resort was commissioned as a U.S. Naval Hospital. Millia and her friends attended the USO dances held every Thursday at the Sun Valley Recreation Hall. This is where she met her husband of 61 years, Art Barton. They were married at the Opera House on November 22, 1944.
From 1945 to 1949 Art and Millia lived in Pittsburgh where Judy was born. While living back east Millia discovered her passion for sewing. In 1949 the family pulled up stakes and moved back to Carey to help run the Judy Gas & Oil Garage. Eventually Art, Millia and Judy moved to Blackfoot, Idaho where Connie was born. Millia was a wonderful seamstress and homemaker in Blackfoot where she was also active in Girl Scouts.
The family relocated to Brigham City, Utah in 1962. Millia remained a stay at home mom until 1966 when she went to work at the Pioneer Nursing Home. Art and Millia were instrumental in operating the Elks Lodge. Art was the Exalted Ruler while Millia oversaw the restaurant. In 1970 Art was offered a position with Blocks in Pocatello, Idaho. The family moved to 1540 Homer Drive.
In 1971 Millia accepted a job with Idaho 1st National Bank as the receptionist. She enjoyed meeting and greeting customers and always had a smile on her face. She made many friends over the years and was thought of very highly in the community. Millia stayed with West One/US bank until her retirement on August 1st, 1990 after 19 years of service. She remained in touch with all her fellow employees and met them regularly.
Millia was preceded in death by her parents, Leona Geneva Burkhart and Bernard Lee Judy, and three brothers, Donald, John and Laurel.
She leaves behind her daughters, Judy Ann Barton and Connie Lee McLaughlin; grandson, Bart K. Hendrickson; granddaughter, Cassondra Lee McLaughlin; sister-in-law, Cleora; her nieces and nephew, Lois, Phyllis, Leona and Lee; and her son-in-law, Kit. Even though they lived apart from each other for years, they were never apart in their hearts. Everyone looked forward to receiving the lovely letters that she faithfully wrote.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Ridgewind Assisted Living Center for their years of lovely care as well as the love and support from many friends in Pocatello and beyond. Thanks to Creekside Hospice for their help in her final days.
A celebration of life for Millia and Art will be held on Friday May 6th, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.in the Cornelison Funeral Chapel located at 431 N. 15th Ave in Pocatello Idaho.
Created by: Barb
Record added: Mar 19, 2011
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May you rest in peace.|
Added: May. 3, 2011