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Donna H. Mills

Jan. 25, 1944 - Jan. 3, 2019

Date of Service: Jan. 12, 2019

BURLEY – Donna Hill Mills, 74, of Burley Idaho, passed away Thursday, January 3, 2019, in Twin Falls at St Luke’s Regional Medical Center.

Donna was born into the loving home of Willard K. and Marjorie Nyman Hill on January 25, 1944, in Logan, Utah. She was the second of four children: Richard, Louise, and Patricia, and she loved growing up in her Logan community. Donna attended school in Logan, where she loved singing in choir and twirling her baton during many parades. After graduating from Logan High School in 1963, she attended Utah State University, where she decided to attend a blind-date dance, and was paired up with a handsome man who would someday, after a little encouragement, become the love of her life.

After a short courtship, Frederick G. Mills asked Donna to marry him, and they were sealed as an eternal family on September 15, 1967, in the Logan Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. After her husband completed his studies, they moved to Ely, Nevada, but returned to Logan to bring their first of three children into the world. Her children: Jeanette M. Root (Dana) of Nampa, Idaho, Brenda Wesley (David) of Lincoln, California, and Blake Frederick Mills (Megan) of Herriman, Utah, were loved by their mother and looked to her as an example of compassion and grace.

Donna and her family moved to Burley, Idaho in 1972, and, after renting for a short time, were excited to purchase their forever home, where she lived until her passing. She was a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and was in the Burley 7th Ward for most of those years. Donna never met a stranger, and was happiest when she was around others. She loved working and spent many years working at Burger’s Etc., then moving to Ace Hardware. Her co-workers and customers became lifelong friends. Her most important joy was her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and she has thousands of pictures to prove it.

Donna is preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Richard K. Hill; a great-grandson, Aiden Joel Burton; and her loving husband, Frederick G. Mills.

Donna is survived by her two sisters, Louise H. Gardner (John) of North Logan, Utah, and Patricia H. Balls (Seth) of Logan, Utah; her three children; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – Burley 7th Ward, located at 2200 Oakley Ave., in Burley, with Bishop Brent Winn officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant View Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, and one hour prior to the funeral on Saturday.