Drusilla Vivian McMillan
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Born April 5, 1929 to Donald and Clara Sutherland in Detroit, Michigan. Drue passed away March 12, 2010 at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, Colorado after a long and valiant struggle with cancer.
Drue married her high school sweetheart Ken (Big Mac) McMillan Jan. 21, 1950. Together they had three children: Linda (Denny) O’Brien, Rev. Cliff McMillan and Donald McMillan.
She worked for Sears in Muskegon, Michigan for over twenty-five years in the Parts Department. Later she spent five years taking care of her loving husband until he passed in 2004. After his death, she spent much of her time devoted to traveling between Michigan, Colorado and Mississippi to be with her children.
She was an active member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Muskegon, Michigan, and St. Stephen Catholic Church in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. In both parishes, she formed many close and cherished friendships.
Drue’s passions were games, puzzles, bowling and travel. Drue had a knack for taking on a true motherly role with whom she came in contact. She leaves behind so many dear friends and spiritual sons and daughters.
She is preceded in death by her brother, Robert, husband, mother and father. She is survived by her brother Albert (Joyce) Sutherland, her children, and her grandchildren, Robert (Larissa) and Christopher Swanson. Great grandchildren Adam and Cecilia Swanson. Step grandchild Jennifer (Chris) Yeager, and numerous other step grandchildren and great grandchildren, in-laws, nieces and nephews.
We are especially grateful for all the support offered to her and her family by the members of St. Stephen Catholic Church, the wonderful staff at Valley View Hospital and the staff of Hospice of the Valley. We would also like to acknowledge the wonderful care she received from so many physicians who tried desperately to help our mother.
There will be a Rosary at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 16 at St. Stephen Catholic Church; followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Her body will then be transported to Muskegon, Michigan where there will be a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary Catholic Church, Friday, March 19 at 10 a.m. The internment will follow at Laketon Township Cemetery.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made in her name to St. Stephen’s Catholic School, 1885 Blake Avenue, Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81601.
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