Adeline Tedesko
B: 1923-07-26
D: 2019-01-12
View Details
Tedesko, Adeline
Raymond Janoski
B: 1928-09-30
D: 2019-01-04
View Details
Janoski, Raymond
Madelyn Lowman
B: 1927-11-01
D: 2019-01-03
View Details
Lowman, Madelyn
Payton Fleming
B: 2010-06-20
D: 2018-12-31
View Details
Fleming, Payton
Linda Tyler
B: 1943-01-17
D: 2018-12-29
View Details
Tyler, Linda
Frank Boben
B: 1935-07-08
D: 2018-12-23
View Details
Boben, Frank
Wanda Magnuson
B: 1932-01-10
D: 2018-12-23
View Details
Magnuson, Wanda
Mildred Erichsen
B: 1927-10-07
D: 2018-12-20
View Details
Erichsen, Mildred
Robert Smith
B: 1953-06-04
D: 2018-12-19
View Details
Smith, Robert
Brian Sasser
B: 1978-09-04
D: 2018-12-18
View Details
Sasser, Brian
Frank Cucinelli
B: 1939-08-07
D: 2018-12-17
View Details
Cucinelli, Frank
Dorothy DeHart
B: 1944-07-24
D: 2018-12-14
View Details
DeHart, Dorothy
Patrick Rush
B: 1937-03-30
D: 2018-12-11
View Details
Rush, Patrick
Michele Hetterley
B: 1963-05-08
D: 2018-12-11
View Details
Hetterley, Michele
Wayne Brite
B: 1931-05-29
D: 2018-12-07
View Details
Brite, Wayne
Betty King
B: 1943-05-20
D: 2018-12-04
View Details
King, Betty
Jeremiah Patton
B: 1995-02-25
D: 2018-12-02
View Details
Patton, Jeremiah
Cleo Day
B: 1929-01-17
D: 2018-12-01
View Details
Day, Cleo
Danny Jackson
B: 1947-11-10
D: 2018-11-24
View Details
Jackson, Danny
Paul Masar
B: 1928-02-03
D: 2018-11-21
View Details
Masar, Paul
Dorothy Williams
B: 1930-11-28
D: 2018-11-20
View Details
Williams, Dorothy


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
806 Macon Avenue
Canon City, CO 81212
Phone: 719-275-4113
Fax: 719-275-4136
Richard Mills Richard Mills Richard Mills Richard Mills Richard Mills Richard Mills Richard Mills Richard Mills
Memorial Candle Tribute From
Holt Family Funeral Home
"We are honored to provide this Book of Memories to the family."
View full message >>>

Obituary for Richard G. Mills

Richard G. Mills, 86, a resident of Florence passed away March 2, 2018. He was born in Richmond, Virginia on February 14, 1932 to the late Major Henry P. Mills and Sissie (Atkins) Mills.
Richard joined the U.S. Army at the age of 16 ½ where he eventually trained at Fort Bragg with the 82nd Airborne Division. He served three tours during the Korean War. He was part of the 187th Infantry Regiment (101st Airborne Division at the time) known as the “Rakkasans”. He fought in some of the hardest fought battles including the battle of Chosin Reservoir, soldiers under General Douglas McArthur were known as the “Chosen Frozen” because of the extreme fighting the soldiers endured during the coldest winter on record. Richard traveled the world during his time in the Army as well as being assigned to the US Embassy in Venezuela. He was given an honorable discharge in 1963 after receiving the Bronze star for valor and the Purple Heart for injuries he received during his service.
In 1962 while on tour in Germany for the Army, Richard was raised a Master Mason and would later transfer to be a member of the Fremont Lodge #97, where he served as worshipful master on two occasions as well as membership in Eureka Lodge #66 and Silvercliff Lodge #38, AF&AM as well as serving with the Fremont Shrine Club (Al Kaly Shriners), an appendant body of the Masonic Lodge.
After being discharged in 1963 he went to work for the Colorado State Hospital for 3 years then transferred to the Colorado Department of Corrections. During his career there he earned a Master’s Degree in both Sociology and Behavioral Health. He eventually worked his way to the position of Warden and retired from the Women’s Division of the Colorado State Prison.
After Retirement he was on a team of three hired by Bent County Commissioners to oversee all aspects of the Bent County Private Prison. He continued to work as a consultant for Bent County and Walsenburg Private Prisons until 2007.
Richard was an accomplished artist in wood working and stained glass. It seems that all of his artistic endeavors were prize winning quality.
Richard, simply known by his family as “Grandpa” was an honorable and kind hearted man. His love for life will be forever cherished.
Richard is survived by his wife, Mary Howard-Mills; children, Gary (Brenda) Howard, Vickie Howard and Kimberly Diethrich; special nephew, R.J.; nieces, Kim and Deidra; along with numerous grandchildren.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Maxine (Greenwood) Mills; and two sisters.
Funeral service, 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 9, Wilson Funeral Chapel, 1449 S. 9th Street, Canon City, Colorado 81212. Interment to follow at Mountain Vale Cemetery
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Fremont Shrine Club, 132 Mourning Dove Dr. Canon City, Colorado 81212
Services have been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.

To send flowers to the family of Richard G. Mills, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Order Flowers

Recently Shared Condolences

Recently Shared Stories