Burial services for Alice Louise Mills, 74, will be at the Moorcroft Cemetery at 9 a.m. Tuesday with a memorial celebration to follow at the Greater Hulett Community Center at 11 a.m. in Hulett.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Fidler-Roberts & Isburg Funeral Chapel in Sundance.
Mrs. Mills, of the Carlile area, died after a long battle with heart disease on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, S.D.
She was born in Phoenix on July 15, 1938, to Newell A. and Frances L. (Blakeman) Garman. The family moved back to the Carlile homestead when Alice was 6 months old. She went to the country school on Cabin Creek until eighth grade. She graduated from Moorcroft High School in 1956.
She married R. Reynard Mills on Aug. 18, 1956, and they had five sons and three daughters.
She was a busy mom but worked some part-time jobs at the grocery store and Post Office in Sundance in the 1960s. In 1971, they moved back to the Mills family ranch at Carlile.
Mrs. Mills was a faithful member of the Hulett Assembly of God Church since her teenage years. The love for her family and friends has been shown in many ways, but most would agree that it was best expressed in the thoughtfulness of a favorite meal prepared or a special batch of cookies baked especially for those she knew would be touched by it. She volunteered for years to prepare many of these special treats for meetings, most church events and holidays.
Mrs. Mills is survived by her husband; her sons, Steve Mills of Duvall, Wash., Gary Mills of Powell, Doug Mills of Hulett, Justin Mills of Billings, Mont., and Brian Mills of Sundance; her daughters, Karen Hutchinson of Newcastle, Debbie Harrington of Hammond, Mont., and Patricia Flowerdew of Cheney, Wash.; her sister, Martha Reimer of Gillette; her brother, John Garman of Alzada, Mont.; and 13 grandsons and 13 granddaughters.
She is preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Harry Lee and Neal Garman.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established. Online condolences may be written at www.fidler-isburgfuneralchapels.com or attached to the obituary on the News Record’s website at www.gillettenewsrecord.com.