(Sept. 5, 1938 - Dec. 2, 2017)
Mildred Mae Paris died peacefully from natural causes on Dec. 2, 2017, at West Park Hospital Long Term Care Center. She was 79. Mildred is lovingly remembered by family and friends as Millie.
She was born Sept. 5, 1938, in Stafford, Kansas.
After earning her teaching credentials from the Bethany Nazarene College in Oklahoma, Millie began her teaching career in Casper. Over the years, she taught in Cody, Riverton, on the Wind River Reservation, as well as a Christian School in Nampa, Idaho.
Millie was an accomplished pianist teaching many children the basics of piano everywhere she lived and volunteered playing for her local church. Millie enjoyed and dedicated many hours to The Gideons along with the local Church of God ministries.
Millie met the love of her life, Walter Paris, and they married in 1974. For 34 years, they enjoyed each other’s company traveling to many places, playing card and board games with family and friends while sharing their devotion to God with others.
Millie is survived by her brother Clinton (Linda) Rock; sister Gayla (Roy) Meroniuk; and children Jeff (Tammy) Paris, Greg (Anna) Paris, Allen (Renae) Paris and Donna Paris. Millie was blessed with 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, seven nieces and nephews and numerous friends and church family.
Millie was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Paris, Jr., parents Clinton and Golda Rock and son Rodney Paris.
Memorial services will be held at the Mountain View Church of God in Cody at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6.
Memorials may be sent to the Mildred M. Paris Memorial account at Big Horn Federal Bank at 1701 Stampede Ave., Cody, WY 82414.