|Birth: ||Apr. 15, 1940|
|Death: ||Aug. 8, 2009|
Mildred Kathryn "Millie" Baldwin, 69, of Syracuse, died Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009, at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City.
She was born April 15, 1940, in Lamar, Colo., to Wheeler A. and Kathryn Stimson Oliphant. She grew up in Holly, Colo., graduating from Holly High School in 1956. She earned an associate degree through Garden City Community College after many years of night courses.
On Aug. 14, 1959, she married Eugene Wesley Baldwin in Denver.
Mrs. Baldwin worked as an administrative assistant at Cross Motors during the 1970s, was a dispatcher for the Hamilton County Police Department in the 1980s and worked at the Hamilton County Extension Office for 16 years before retiring in 2002. She also worked as a bookkeeper throughout her life and volunteered at numerous places. She helped start and was a board member of the Hamilton County Public Foundation in 2002, was a board member of the Syracuse Chemical Addiction Treatment Program, served as treasurer for the Syracuse Food Pantry, helped teach a "Get Fit" exercise class to help prevent osteoporosis, taught art classes for children in 4-H and the Syracuse Christian Church Academy and was a "Red Hat" lady. She also was involved with the Hamilton County Fair, helping organize various events and getting donations for fair prizes. She enjoyed art history, oil painting, photography, traveling, dancing, horses, sewing, gardening, and spending time with her family and friends, and was an avid reader and historian of the local area.
Survivors include a son, Kalen Baldwin of Syracuse; a daughter, Shawna O'Brien of Coppell, Texas; a sister, Marie Fletcher of Granada, Colo.; and a grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a brother, Wheeler Oliphant Jr.; and a sister, Betty Jean States.
Funeral was at First Christian Church, Syracuse, followed by burial in Syracuse Cemetery.
Garden City Telegram 8/10/09
Created by: Denny Jackson
Record added: Aug 10, 2009
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