Evelyn Mills Obituary
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Evelyn J. (Ingolfsland) Mills

January 23, 1934 - July 14, 2014
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Evelyn J. Mills, 80, of Vancouver passed away Monday, July 14, 2014 at Glenwood Place Senior Living. She was born January 23, 1934 in Des Lacs, North Dakota to Ingvald and Esther Ingolfsland. Evelyn grew up in Des Lacs, North Dakota and graduated high school from Dakota Lutheran Academy and then graduated from Minot Business College. In 1954 she married Marlyn Holte and in 1956 they moved to the Vancouver area, Marlyn died in 1977. Evelyn worked in the regional offices for Kaiser Permanente for 30 years, retiring as an office supervisor in 1987. Evelyn was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and was a very active member of the Sons...
Evelyn J. Mills, 80, of Vancouver passed away Monday, July 14, 2014 at Glenwood Place Senior Living. She was born January 23, 1934 in Des Lacs, North Dakota to Ingvald and Esther Ingolfsland.

Evelyn grew up in Des Lacs, North Dakota and graduated high school from Dakota Lutheran Academy and then graduated from Minot Business College. In 1954 she married Marlyn Holte and in 1956 they moved to the Vancouver area, Marlyn died in 1977. Evelyn worked in the regional offices for Kaiser Permanente for 30 years, retiring as an office supervisor in 1987.

Evelyn was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and was a very active member of the Sons of Norway Lodge holding many offices over the years including Lodge President. She enjoyed quilting, oil painting, cross-stitch, reading (especially historical fiction) and genealogy. She spent many years researching her family history and was able to make two trips to Norway which resulted in finding her family farm and then meeting relatives for the first time who she continued to keep in contact with.

Evelyn is survived by her husband of 32 years, Robert Mills; daughter, Mary (Rich) Olmstead; step-children, Tom (Shirley) Mills, Chester (Betty) Mills, Teresa (Richard) Diedrich, Bill Mills and Robert (Sharon Brown) Mills, Jr.; grandchildren, Sam, Ryan, Cory, Tom Jr. and Eric; and 2 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her step-son, Lawrence Mills and first husband, Marlyn Holte.

A memorial service for Evelyn will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Vancouver Funeral Chapel, 110 E. 12th St., Vancouver.

Memorial donations may be made to The Sons of Norway Lodge:

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"Grandma Evelyn instantly became "grandma" when she officially joined the Mills family. She was quintessential to our grandpa as a loving wife. I'll be..." Samuel Mills (Vancouver, WA)

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