Norma Morine Mills, 89, passed away Tuesday November 24, 2009 in Ranger. Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, December 2, 2009, at the First United Methodist Church. Burial to follow at Evergreen Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.
Norma was born on August 23, 1920 in Ranger to E. Preston Mills and Mary (Langford) Mills. Norma lived in Ranger with her sister all her life. She graduated from Ranger High School in 1938 and attended Ranger Junior College. She was a member of the Ranger Chapter Gamma Beta Phi of the Beta Sigma Phi and an active member of the First United Methodist Church.
Norma worked with her sister (Eva Mills) in their father’s grocery store, Mills Groceries, at the corner of Rusk and Walnut Street. In June 1945 she went to work for the First State Bank in Ranger and after 40 years retired as a teller supervisor.
Norma and Eva traveled extensively through out their lives and went to such places as Alaska, Hawaii, Caribbean and many car trips to visit their brother in California.
Norma’s life in Ranger was blessed by a community of supportive friends. She was doubly blessed by the friendship of Roseatta Stephens.
Norma is preceded in death by her parents, brother Elvis Mills and sister Eva Mills.
She is survived by her brother Archie Mills of California, nephews Jim and Terry Mills of California and a niece Martha Clutius of Ft.Worth.
In lieu of flowers her family encourages donations in her memory to: First United Methodist Church, 417 Elm, Ranger, TX 76470 or Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 2141 Roseavans Ave. Suite 700, El Segundo, CA 90245. Note on Donation: Memory of Norma Mills.
Edwards Funeral Home
211 Pine St, Ranger, TX 254-647-1133