WYOMING-Thomas K. Mills, 75, of Douglas, WY and formally of Wilmington, passed away at University of Colorado Hospital on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013 from complications due to cancer.
He was born July 30, 1937 at St. Joseph Hospital in Joliet to Thomas and Helen (Kane) Mills. He attended St. Rose Catholic School and graduated from Wilmington High School Class of 1956. Tom was raised in Wilmington and worked for Caterpillar Tractor for 30 years until retiring in 1985.
He will be especially remembered for his love of hunting and fishing with several of his close buddies.
Survivors include his four children - Thomas Mills and Rick Mills, both of Douglas, WY, Cindi (Bill Bailey) Mills of Wilmington, and Jeff (Lyndsay) Mills of Morris. Fifteen grandchildren Nikki Mills of Douglas, WY, Becky Mills of Casper, WY and Tommy (June) Mills of Douglas, WY; Blake Mills and Cody Mills both of Douglas, WY; Jenny Mills of Wilmington, Josh Bailey and Jeremy Bailey both of Wilmington; Andrew and Nick Glastetter, Logan, Jayda, Ava and Abigail Mills all of Morris; 2 great grandchildren Jaylee Mills of Wilmington, and Lilly Bailey of Wilmington. He is also survived by his brother, Jerry (Kari) Mills of Gilbert, AZ, his nieces, Julie Mills of Tucson, AZ and Kelly (Mills) Cracraft of Tempe, AZ and his nephew, Theodore (Tina) Mills of Wilmington, and his former wife, Bonnie (Cooling) Mills of Wilmington.
He is preceded in death by both of his parents and one brother, Michael Mills.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
Arrangements are under the direction of Converse Funeral Home.