William Myers Mills

July 04, 1926 - May 24, 2011 

William Myers Mills

July 04, 1926 - May 24, 2011 

Obituary for William Myers Mills

William Myers Mills 84, completed his journey here on earth May 24, 2011. Born July 4, 1926 in Columbus, OH, he served in the Navy 1943 - 1945 aboard the U.S.S. Endymion ARL-9. He earned his Bachelor's degree from Ohio State University in three years and worked for Dun & Bradstreet ten years. Bill moved to Tucson in 1958 and began his career with the City of Tucson as an Admin Asst for the Public Works Dept. He received his Master's degree in Public Administration from the UofA in 1966. He worked in the City Manager's Office, Community Development Dept as supervisor and Asst Director of Administrative Services. He was Asst City Manager ten years until retirement in 1984. He then bought/refurbished several properties to sell/rent. Bill was a member of Elks BPO 385 many years, volunteered with Pre-Trial Services, Travelers Aid intake/board member, United Way and Friends of the Library. Life's lessons in discipline, responsibility, honor, courage and commitment were a permanent and positive factor of Bill's being. He was a great reader and true life-long learner. He was an avid bridge player, never missed a football or baseball game, could repair anything, gardener and protector of wildlife. Pre-deceased by parents, William F. and Angeline Myers Mills; brother, James E. Mills and nephew, Michael Morris. He leaves his wife of 50 years, Jan; daughters, Denise Angeline Mills, MD (Arnold Silva, MD) and Kathleen Markmiller; former wife, Ruthanne McLendon and daughters, Linda Mills and Karen Browning; his sister, Elinor Morris (Richard J.); grandchildren, Joshua Pobrislo, Jolene Pobrislo, Zak Mills, Casey Martin, Shannon Martin, Angeline Silva, Faith Silva; great-grandchildren, Ares Martin, Lyla June Pobrislo and Celeste Meeker, as well as nieces, nephews and extended family. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Pius X Church, 1800 N. Camino Pio Decimo, Saturday, June 4, 2011, 11:00 a.m. Reception immediately following in church hall. Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Dodge Chapel.

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