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Harry R. Mills Jr.

Feb 9, 2012 - Staff

Memorial services for Harry R. Mills Jr., 65, of Riverton, are at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Bryant Funeral Home in Worland. Inurnment follows at the Riverview Cemetery in Worland. Military honors will be by the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Mr. Mills died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at the Riverton Memorial Hospital.

Harry R. Mills Jr. was born June 15, 1946, in Basin the son of Harry R. Mills Sr. and Evelyn (Ellison) Mills. He grew up in Basin.

Mr. Mills served four years with the U.S. Air Force, including 13 months in Korea.

While home on leave, he married Sheryl Schneider on May 21, 1966, in Basin.

In 1967, the family moved to Riverton and purchased Wind River Implement. He later owned the former Heath Motel, now Jack Pine. Upon selling that business, he purchased Piazzons Pizza in Worland and also drove a truck for Black Hills Bentonite out of Worland.

He then worked as a chemical sales engineer for Petrolite.

The couple moved back to Riverton in the mid-1990s, with Mr. Mills managing Rushmore Homes. He became an outside sales representative for Bailey Enterprises and retired because of ill health.

Mr. Mills served on the Search and Rescue of Washakie County, on the Worland City Council and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Worland.

He was of the Baptist faith.

His family said that while his family was always his first priority, Mr. Mills enjoyed hunting, fishing, the outdoors, camping, woodworking and go-cart racing with his friends and family.

Survivors include his wife, Sheryl Mills of Riverton; son Harry Mills III and daughter-in-law Brandy Boltz of Worland and children Kylah Mills, Joshua Mills, Lexi Boltz, Madison Boltz and Ella Boltz; daughter Tanya Paxton of Worland and her children Bailey Shipley, MaKenzie Paxton and Kris Paxton; brother Tim Mills and his wife Anita of Shell; sister Donna Aagard and her husband Harold of Worland; a brother-in-law and three sisters-in-law.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Brandon Clay Mills, and a sister, Janie Mills.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home (www.theDavisFuneral

Home.com) of Riverton and the Bryant Funeral Home of Worland.

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