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Mildred S. Poss

Mildred S. Poss, nee Vantlander, passed away March 7, 2009, at her home in Glenwood Springs.

She was born July 7, 1921, in Newark, N.J. She grew up in Ridgewood, N.Y.

She married Bill Poss Dec. 7, 1941. They moved to Mineola, N.Y. in 1949, where they raised their two children. They opened and operated the Colonial Inn in Mineola before retiring to Ormond Beach, Fla., in 1973.



Millie worked part-time in the Pine Trail School lunchroom as a monitor and at her church nursery school.

She loved children; in 2006 they moved to Glenwood Springs to be near their family.



She is survived by her husband of 67 years; daughter Barbara Soho Bleich of Ormond Beach and Glenwood Springs; and son Bill (Jayne LaFountain) Jr. of Aspen; grandsons Nick (Jennifer Sands) Soho of Basalt, Bill Bleich of Fort Collins, Tate LaFountain of Aspen; granddaughter Page LaFountain (Chris) Parsons of Carbondale; and great-grandchildren Wade Soho, Lila Soho and Jack Parsons.

The family requests and donations be made to Hospice of the Valley, P.O. Box 3768, Basalt, CO 81622.

A celebration of her life will be held July 7, 2009.


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