Roy Cecil Mills

1891 1962

 

Ten Sleep Church, Northern Wyoming Daily News, Worland, Wyoming, Nov. 1962.
     TEN SLEEP -- Funeral services for Roy Mills, 73-year-old lifelong resident of Wyoming, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Ten Sleep Methodist church.  Burial will be in Ten Sleep.
     Mills died Tuesday evening at the Washakie Memorial hospital. 
     He was born July 9, 1891, near Wheatland.  He came to Big Trails as a child and spent the remainder of his life there.  He was married May 226, 1928 to Mildren Hinds at Casper.
     Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Leland Brown of Worland and Mrs. Floyd Coil of Bozeman, Mont.; two sons, Donald and Gary, both of Ten Sleep; and three grandchildren.

 

ROY CECIL4 MILLS (EDWARD CLARK3, BENJAMIN ABRAHAM2, MILLS1)1 was born 09 Jul 1891 in Wyoming1, and died 13 Nov 19621. He married MILDRED LOUISE HINDS 26 May 1928 in Casper, Natrona, Wyoming, daughter of SILAS HINDS and MARGARET KENTY. She was born 02 May 1907 in Wheatland, Platte, Wyoming1, and died 05 Jan 2004 in Wyoming Retirement Center, Basin, Big Horn, Wyoming.

Notes for ROY CECIL MILLS:

Obituary of Roy Mills, Northern Wyoming Daily News, Worland, Wyoming, November, 1962.

TEN SLEEP --- Funeral services for Roy Mills, 73-year-old life-long resident of Wyoming, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Ten Sleep Methodist church. Burial will be at Ten Sleep.

Mills died Thursday evening at the Washakie Memorial hospital.

He was born July 9, 1891, near Wheatland. He came to Big Trails as a child and spent the remainder of his life there. He was married to Mildred Hinds at Casper.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Leland Brown of Worland and Mrs. Floyd Coil of Bozeman, Mont.; two sons, Donald and Gary, both of Ten Sleep; and three grandchildren.

More About ROY CECIL MILLS:

Burial: Ten Sleep Cemetery, Ten Sleep, Washakie, Wyoming, Lot 90A1

Notes for MILDRED LOUISE HINDS:

Obituary, Northern Wyoming Daily News, Worland, Wyoming, January 7, 2004, page 2.

Mildred Louise Mills

1907 - 2004

BASIN --- Mildren Louise Mills, 96, of Big Trails, passed away January 5, 2004 at the Wyoming Retirement Center.

Mildred was born May 2, 1907 in Wheatland to Silas Claud and Margaret Blanche (Kenty) Hinds. She was raised in Wheatland and lived there until she was ten years old.

The family then moved to Sheridan and later to Casper, where Mildred graduated from Natrona County High School. After graduation she attended the University of Wyoming and received her teaching certificate.

Mildred then went to Ten Sleep and on to the Big Trails area by a horse drawn buckboard to begin teaching at the Red Bank School on the Upper Nowood. She met Roy Mills and married him on May 26, 1928 in Casper. Roy was working for Bear George McClellan.

The couple started homesteading about seven miles east of Big Trails in an area known as the dry farms. She and Roy lived there for six years raising their family of two girls and two boys.

In 1948 they moved down the mountain to the Brown place on Canyon Creek right at Big Trails. In 1951 they built their log home of which Mildred was so proud.

She enjoyed working at keeping her yard and garden as neat as her home. For many years the Mills home was the polling place for the upper Nowood area voters at election time.

Mildred was active in community affairs, serving on the school board for many years and on the Ten Sleep Cemetery Board for nearly 20 years. She was an active member of the Ten Sleep Methodist Church and the Ten Sleep Senior Citizen's Center.

Mildred was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters; one brother; her husband; daughters Delores Brown in 1870 and Joan Allen in 1983; an infant son, Bobby Arden Mills in 1932; another son, Donald "Ped" mills in 2002; and by one grandson, Bob Brown in 1974.

She is survived by her son Gary (Donna) Mills of Ten Sleep; grandchildren Roger (Charlotte) Brown of Golden Meadows, La., and Cheryl (Butch) Belding of Riverton; great-grandchildren Virginia (Mario) Holcomb of Billings, Mont., Mandi Belding of Riverton, Celeste Brown of Galliano, La., and Kelly Beck and Justin Brown of Golden Meadows, La.: and great-great-grandchildren Dylan Brown, Robert Schiff, and Kaeli Schiff.

Services will be held Jan. 10, 2 p.m. at Ten Sleep Methodist Church with Reverend Charles Cooper and Pastor Stephen Ferriss officiating. Burial will follow at Ten Sleep Cemetery. Veile Mortuary of Worland is in charge of the arrangements.

More About ROY MILLS and MILDRED HINDS:

Marriage: 26 May 1928, Casper, Natrona, Wyoming

Children of ROY MILLS and MILDRED HINDS are:

 i. DELORES JEAN5 MILLS, b. 01 Sep 1929, Casper, Natrona, Wyoming; d. 16 Nov 1970, Galliano, Lafourche, Louisianna.

ii. DONALD ROY "PED" MILLS, b. 10 Oct 19302; d. 20023.

Notes for DONALD ROY "PED" MILLS:

Obituary of Donald Roy "Ped" Mills, Northern Wyoming Daily News, Worland, Wyoming, August 1, 2002, page 2.

TEN SLEEP --- Funeral services for Donald Roy "Ped" Mills, 71, will be held Friday, August 2 at the Ten Sleep Methodist Church at 11 a.m. with Pastor Stephen Ferriss of the Ten Sleep Baptist Church officiating.

Visitation will be one hour before the service.

Burial will be in the Ten Sleep Cemetery.

Ped died Monday, July 29, 2002 in Gillette where he was scheduled to receive the just-finally-released chemotherapy on July 30.

Ped was born Oct. 10, 1930 to Roy C. and Mildred (Hines) Mills. It wasn't long before Roy gave his son the nickname of Pedro which was soon shortened to Ped. It's been Ped ever since.

Ped was a longtime member of the Ten Sleep Rodeo Association. He raced chariots in Wyoming for a number of years.

Ped had an older sister, Delores, who married Leland Brown of Worland. Ped's younger sister, Joan (Jo Ann), was a registered nurse at Bozeman, Mont. She was marries to Floyd Coil who died in a pickup fire. Joan later married Skip Allen of Belgrade.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Delores and Joan.

Ped is survived by his 95-year-old mother, Mildred; his younger brother, Gary (Donna) Mills of Ten Sleep; his long time companion, Beth Geis of Worland; his neice, Cheryl (Butch) Belding of Riverton; his nephew, Roger (Charlotte) (Brown) of Golden Meadows, La.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made in Ped's name to the Ten Sleep Fire Department or the donor's choice.

Veile Mortuary in Worland is in charge of arrangements.

More About DONALD ROY "PED" MILLS:

Burial: Ten Sleep Cemetery, Ten Sleep, Washakie, Wyoming, Lot 90E3

iii. BOBBY ARDEN MILLS3, b. 19 Dec 19324; d. 16 Jan 19335.

More About BOBBY ARDEN MILLS:

Burial: Ten Sleep Cemetery, Ten Sleep, Washakie, Wyoming, Lot 94F5

iv. JOAN (JO ANN) MILLS, d. 1983.

v. LOYD GARY MILLS, b. 21 Jul 1941, Worland, Washakie, Wyoming; m. DONNA.

 

Generation No. 2

DELORES JEAN5 MILLS (ROY CECIL4, EDWARD CLARK3, BENJAMIN ABRAHAM2, MILLS1)6 was born 01 Sep 1929 in Casper, Natrona, Wyoming6, and died 16 Nov 1970 in Galliano, Lafourche, Louisianna6. She married LELAND RALPH BROWN6 12 Aug 1947 in Worland, Washakie, Wyoming6, son of RAY BROWN and BESSIE BOWER. He was born 08 Apr 1923 in Big Trails, Washakie, Wyoming6, and died 05 May 1982 in Galliano, Lafourche, Louisianna6.

More About LELAND BROWN and DELORES MILLS:

Marriage: 12 Aug 1947, Worland, Washakie, Wyoming6

Children of DELORES MILLS and LELAND BROWN are:

4. i. CHERYL ELAINE6 BROWN, b. 23 Jun 1953, Worland, Washakie, Wyoming; d. 20 Mar 2007, Riverton, Fremont, Wyoming.

ii. BOB BROWN.

5. iii. ROGER DUANE BROWN.

 

3.

JOAN (JO ANN)5 MILLS (ROY CECIL4, EDWARD CLARK3, BENJAMIN ABRAHAM2, MILLS1) died 1983. She married (1) FLOYD COIL. She married (2) SKIP ALLEN.

Child of JOAN MILLS and SKIP ALLEN is:

i. VIRGINIA6 ALLEN, m. MARIO HOLCOMB.

 

Generation No. 3

4.

CHERYL ELAINE6 BROWN (DELORES JEAN5 MILLS, ROY CECIL4, EDWARD CLARK3, BENJAMIN ABRAHAM2, MILLS1) was born 23 Jun 1953 in Worland, Washakie, Wyoming, and died 20 Mar 2007 in Riverton, Fremont, Wyoming. She married ROBERT CHARLES "BUTCH" BELDING 22 Feb 1975.

Notes for CHERYL ELAINE BROWN:

Cheryl Elaine (Brown) Belding, Obituary, Northern Wyoming Daily News, Worland, Wyoming, March 21, 2007, page 2.

WORLAND --- Cheryl Elaine (Brown) Belding lost her battle with cancer, March 20, 2007, in her home, surrounded by her family. She was 53 years old.

Cheryl Elaine Brown was born June 23, 1953 in Worland to Leland Ralph Brown and Delores Jean (Mills) Brown. Mrs. Belding was raised in Worland until 1968, when her family relocated to Cot-Off, La. Mrs. Belding graduated from South LaFourche High School in 1971, and then attended Billings Business School. After graduation from BBC, Mrs. Belding returned to Worland to work at Worland Computer Service, marrying Robert Charles Belding on Feb. 22, 1975, and welcomed their first daughter, Virginia Jean, in December of 1975. They welcomed their second daughter, Mandi Diane, in September of 1977.

Mrs. Belding and her family moved to Riverton in 1991 when her husband retired after twenty years in the US Navy. In Riverton Mrs. Belding became involved with the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The Daughters of the American Revolution, and became a librarian of the Family History Center for the Church of Latter Day Saints.

Second only to her family, Mrs. Belding's main passion was genealogy and preservation of records. Mrs. Belding researched and compiled records of the Mountain View and IOOF cemeteries eventually publishing a book containing all of the burials of the both cemeteries. In addition, Mrs. Belding has produced the World War I Draft Registration Cards for Fremont County, the Index to Davis Funeral Home Records through 2005, the Lakeview Cemetery (Shoshoni) and the Hudson Cemetery and a Bibliography of Genealogical Reference Materials. All of these books are available in the Riverton Public Library.

Along with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3628, Mrs. Belding was a key person in the completion of the Mountain View Cemetery Directory. Mrs. Belding worked tirelessly to ensure that veterans in both cemeteries with missing headstones were properly recognized with military headstones including a confederate soldier buried in the IOOF Cemetery and you could always see her placing flags on all of the veterans graves every Memorial Day.

Mrs. Belding was also an avid gardener and was awarded the Yard of the Month twice. Other interests included sewing, embroidery, crocheting, stamp and rock collecting and refinishing furniture.

Cheryl will be remembered for her quick smile, her resounding laughter, her get-it-done attitude, and her endless enjoyment of her family, friends, and causes. Mrs. Belding is survived by her husband of nearly 32 years, Bob; her two daughters, Ginny (Mario) Holcolm of Riverton, their children Gabrial and Sophia, and Mario's son Christian; Mandi Belding of Riverton and her children Kaeli and Bobby Schiff; her brother Roger Carl (Charlotte) Brown of Golden Meadow, La.; her maternal uncle Gary (Donna) Mills of Ten Sleep; her paternal aunts Beryl (Larry) Smith of Mesa, Ariz. and Nathella (Richard) Hall of Park Forrest, Ill.; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Belding was preceded in death by her mother, father, brothers Robert Leland and Thomas Duane, Paternal grandparents Ray & Bessie (Bower) Brown and her maternal grandparents Roy & Mildren (Hinds) Mills.

Memorial will be conducted at the Davis Funeral Home in Riverton at 10 a.m. on March 24, 2007.

Graveside services will be held this spring in Worland.

Memorials may be made to Little Wind River Hospice and the Veterans of Foreign Wars for their Cancer Aid and Research Fund in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main & Davis Lane, Riverton, WY 82501, phone 1-307-856-3217.

Cheryl Elaine (Brown) Belding, Obituary, Northern Wyoming Daily News, Worland, Wyoming, May 25, 2007, page 2.

RIVERTON --- Cheryl Elaine (Brown) Belding 53, lost her battle with cancer Tuesday morning, March 20, 2007, in her home, surrounded by her family..

Cheryl was born June 23, 1953 in Worland to Leland Ralph Brown and Delores Jean (Mills) Brown. She was raised in Worland until 1968, when her family relocated to Cut-Off, La. She graduated from South LaFourche High School in 1971 and then attended Billings Business School(BBC). After graduation She returned to Worland to work at Worland Computer Service.

She married Robert Charles Belding on Feb. 22, 1975. They welcomed their first daughter, Virginia Jean in December of 1975. They welcomed their second daughter, Mandi Diane in September of 1977.

Mrs. Belding and her family moved to Riverton in 1991 when her husband retired after twenty years in the US Navy.

In Riverton, Mrs. Belding became involved with the aadies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The Daughters of the American Revolution, and became a librarian of the Family History Center for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Second only to her family, Mrs. Belding's main passion was genealogy and preservation of records. Mrs. Belding researched and compiled records of the Mountain View and IOOF cemeteries, eventually publishing a book containing all of the burials of the both cemeteries. In addition, Mrs. Belding has produced the World War I draft registration cards for Fremont County, the index to Davis Funeral Home Records through 2005, the Lakeview Cemetery inShoshoni, the Hudson Cemetery and a bibliography of genealogical reference materials. All of these books are available in the Riverton Public Library.

Along with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3628, Mrs. Belding was a key person in the completion of the Mountain View Cemetery Directory. Mrs. Belding worked tirelessly to ensure that veterans in both cemeteries with missing headstones were properly recognized with military headstones including a confederate soldier buried in the IOOF Cemetery and she hellped place flags on all of the veterans graves every memorial day.

Her family said that Mrs. Belding was an avid gardener and was twice awarded the yard of the month. Other interests included sewing, embroidery, crocheting, rock andstamp collecting and refinishing furniture. Her family said that she would be remembered for her quick smile, her resounding laughter, her get-it-done attitude and her endless enjoyment of her family, friends, and causes.

Mrs. Belding was preceded in death by her mother, father, brothers Robert Leland and Thomas Duane, paternal grandparents Ray & Bessie (Bower) Brown and her maternal grandparents Roy & Mildren (Hinds) Mills.

Mrs. Belding is survived by her husband of nearly 32 years, Bob; her two daughters, Ginny (Mario) Holcolm of Riverton, their children Gabrial and Sophia, and Mario's son Christian; Mandi Belding of Riverton and her children Kaeli and Bobby Schiff; her brother Roger Carl Brown and his wife Charlotte of Golden Meadow, La.; her maternal uncle Gary (Donna) Mills of Ten Sleep; her paternal aunts, Beryl (Larry) Smith of Mesa, Ariz. and Nathella (Richard) Hall of Park Forrest, Ill.; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held Friday, June 1, at 11 a.m. at the Worland Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Little Wind River Hospice and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars for their cancer aid and research fund, in care of the Davis Funeral Fund, 2203 W. Main & Davis Lane, Riverton, WY 82501.

 

More About CHERYL ELAINE BROWN:

Burial: Riverview Memorial Gardens, Worland, Washakie, Wyoming

More About ROBERT BELDING and CHERYL BROWN:

Marriage: 22 Feb 1975

Children of CHERYL BROWN and ROBERT BELDING are:

i. VIRGINIA JEAN7 BELDING, b. Dec 1975. ii. MANDI DIANE BELDING, b. Sep 1977.

 

5.

ROGER DUANE6 BROWN (DELORES JEAN5 MILLS, ROY CECIL4, EDWARD CLARK3, BENJAMIN ABRAHAM2, MILLS1) He married CHARLOTTE.

Children of ROGER BROWN and CHARLOTTE are:

i. JUSTIN7 BROWN.

ii. CELESTE BROWN.

 

 

Endnotes

1. Ten Sleep Cemetery Records.

2. "Worland Grit, Worland, Wyoming," 23 October 1930.

3. Ten Sleep Cemetery Records.

4. Edwin A. Blodgett, Ten Generations of Blodgetts in America, (Modern Printing Co., Inc., 1969).

5. Ten Sleep Cemetery Records.

6. One World Tree, Ancestry.com.