Obituary Harry Mills

Harry R. Mills Jr.

January 31, 2012

Harry R. Mills, Jr., of Riverton, died at the Riverton Memorial Hospital on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 31, 2012, at the age of 65.

Harry was born in Basin, Wyoming on June 15, 1946, the son of Harry R. Mills, Sr., and Evelyn (Ellison) Mills. He spent his childhood 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 owed the former Heath Motel (now Jack Pine). Upon selling that business he purchased Piazzons Pizza in Worland and also drove truck for Black Hills Bentonite out of Worland. He later worked as a chemical sales engineer for Petrolite.

The couple returned to Riverton in the mid 1990’s, with Mr. Mills managing Rushmore Homes. He became an outside sales representative for Bailey Enterprises, but was forced to retired due to 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; one 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.

Memorial services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2012 at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Kent Dempsey conducting the service.  Inurnment will follow at the Riverview Cemetery in Worland. Military honors will be by the Worland Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #44.

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