February 7, 1944 ~ April 7, 2019

Born in: Gary, IN
Resided in: Greenwood Village, CO

Peggy Mills, 75 years old, passed away on April 7, 2019.

Peggy was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.  She is leaving a legacy of generosity and love for her family and friends.

She was born, February 7, 1944, in Gary, Indiana to Claude and Maxine Newer.

She was an only child and was raised in Miller Beach (a small part of Gary, Indiana) on the shores of Lake Michigan.  She loved the beach, the dunes, and an active life there.  She graduated from William A. Wirt High School, and there she met the love of her life, Dick Mills.  She attended Ball State Teachers College and completed the Two-Year Degree for Secretarial Science.  Dick and Peggy were married in 1964.

Peggy’s favorite job, out of many, was a stay-at-home mom, raising two wonderful daughters.  Her greatest enjoyments were the fun times with her family, her four grandchildren, and times at their Frisco, CO townhouse.

Peggy enjoyed most outdoor activities, especially in the Colorado Mountains.  Dick and Peggy traveled throughout the world, and Peggy was on six continents and all fifty states. They moved ten times, and over the years her passions were art classes, crafts, needlework, sewing, and scrapbooking.  She was an active member in the various churches they attended, many committees, Newcomers, and PEO.

Peggy is survived by her husband of 54 years, Dick Mills; daughter Debbie Doner, son-in-law Mark, and grandchildren, Ryan and Kacey; daughter Pam Casner, son-in-law Herb, and grandchildren, Amanda and Drew; and two cousins.

Peggy’s memorial service will be held on Friday April 26th 10:00 a.m. at Hope United Methodist Church. The church address is 5101 South Dayton Street, Greenwood Village at the corner of Belleview Avenue and Dayton Street. A reception will follow the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: P.E.O. Chapter FQ, 7104 S. Hudson Circle, Centennial, CO 80122 Attn: Star Scholarship Fund.

Services

Memorial Service: April 26, 2019 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Hope United Methodist Church
5101 South Dayton Street
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

303-779-1040

Reception: April 26, 2019 11:00 am

Hope United Methodist Church
5101 South Dayton Street
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

303-779-1040

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  1. What a great tribute to a wonderful lady…a life so well lived and so filled with memories for her and all around her.

  2. Peggy was a joy in every way, and we miss her terribly already. Her smile lit up any room, and every heart. Her kindness and generosity touched everyone she knew. And boy, did she ever love a good party!

  3. One of my dearest friends since 2nd grade. We shared scouting, church group, lost and found loves, all the high school activities and then 6 years ago, my husband and I moved to Denver. Peggy and Dick supported Steve and I as we continued on Steve’s journey with Parkinson’s and Lewy Body Dementia. He and Peggy showed remarkable strength and courage with their struggles. I lost Steve a month ago and now sweet Peggy. Will always miss you, sweet friend.

    • Peggy was such a warm person. She always made family gatherings so special. She made a wonderful life for her whole family with lots of special traditions which I’m sure will always be cherished. I will always remember how genuinely nice she was to everyone-I am so sorry she has passed-She will be missed.

  4. Beth and I extend our deepest sympathy to you and the family during this difficult time of morning the loss of Peggy.

  5. Dick, I am so sorry to hear of Peggy’s passing. I am holding you and your family up in prayer at this difficult time.
    Patsy Johnson Bumpas

  6. Dear Dick, So sorry to hear about Peggy’s passing. You were a wonderful couple. Know completely what it is like to lose the love of your life as I lost mine. We just had that very fun conversation about the movie all of us saw while you were walking in the neighborhood the day before Peggy passed. It was so apparent, Peggy was a beautiful soul. Deepest condolences, Sherry Helmstaedter

  7. Dear Dick and Family,
    So sorry to hear of Peggy’s loss, but we know she is with the Lord in Heaven, where there is no sorrow, no pain, no infirmity; only joy!

  8. Peggy was my favorite cousin. So many wonderful memories over the years—holidays as children; week stay-overs as children putting on plays; Peg and Dick’s wedding; church camp in Saugatuck and in the last several years trips the three of us took exploring Colorado and Santa Fe. Her greatest joys and accomplishment were her family. Her face would light up with such joy when talking about them. Her smile and her kindness will always be remembered and cherished. My heartfelt sympathy goes to Dick, the girls and their families. She is now at peace.

  9. Peggy was such a beautiful person both inside and out. We are so saddened to have lost a good friend and neighbor. Just two days before she passed, Peggy brought a beautiful flower arrangement to me and today those flowers are still beautiful. We shared many “Happy Hours”, impromptu dinners and stories. She will be greatly missed. We send our prayers and loving thoughts to Dick and Peggy’s family.

  10. Peggy was such a beautiful person both inside and out. We are so saddened to have lost a good friend and neighbor. Just two days before she passed, Peggy brought a beautiful flower arrangement to me and today those flowers are still beautiful. We shared many “Happy Hours”, impromptu dinners and stories. She will be greatly missed.

  11. Our sympathy to you, Dick, and your family. May God comfort you with His peace and love. I always loved talking to the two of you when we would meet walking the neighborhood.

  12. Peggy was a very special lady. Thoughts and prayers from our family to yours, Dick. We know she will be missed by many.

  13. I am so sorry for your loss. Like Nora I knew Peggy from our days at Wirt, girl scouts and Marquette Park Methodist church. She always had a beautiful smile. We have many happy memories of life in Miller.

  14. My deepest condolences to the friends and family Peggy. May your treasured memories bring you joy, and may ‘the God of all comfort’ give you strength, along with a measure of peace for your grieving hearts at this most difficult time.
    2 Corinthians 1:3

  15. What a wonderful friend and always with the best smile. Always a lady and a good Christian person. Caring, kind and sharing. We were all blessed to have known her and she can be proud of the Mills family she and Dick raised.

  16. Dear Dick and family,
    We are lifting you up into the ‘Light’ of our Lord and Savior. May you feel His continual presence, his peace and his love. We loved Peggy and loved being in her presence. Gary and Barby Hahn

  17. Dear Dick and family,
    Peggy was always a bright light in church. We will remember her for her gracious demeanor but also for her strength in adversity. She will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her. Our hearts go out to you in love and sympathy for your great loss.
    Harry and Sylvia Postlethwait

  18. Peggy was one of my dearest friends. I am so sad that I won’t be able to talk to her again. She was a wonderful person and we enjoyed many family times together. Our prayers and condolences are with Dick, Pam and Herb, Debbie and Mark and their children. She was a loving Wife, Mother and Grandmother. She will be missed by all who loved her.
    Love,
    Dave and Sue Ruby

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