Cecilia W. Mills, age 88 years, made the journey home to be with her Lord on October 7, 2017. She was born on December 30, 1928 in Robstown, Texas.
She was the daughter of the late Lee Roy Wright and Isabela Bluntzer Wright. She graduated from Robstown High School and graduated from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas in 1949. She then moved to Rockport and worked as a lab biologist. It was there where she met her first husband, Vester Shults. Following his death, she moved to Alice and taught in the Alice Independent School District. Cecilia later met and married Gaston Mills. She eventually left teaching and together, Cecilia and Gaston managed the family ranch. Her life was devoted as a wonderful and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Cecilia is preceded in death by her parents Isabela and Lee Roy Wright, her husband Stanley “Vester” Shults, her husband Gaston Mills, a daughter, Sue Ann Shults, a brother, Pete Wright and a sister, Marcia Nauer, and one great-grandchild, Noah Turk.
Left to cherish their memories of her are her children, Sylvia Fuhrken and husband Darwin, Stanley Shults and wife Lynn, Sarah Turk and husband Garry, Steve Shults and wife Deborah, and Chisum Mills; as well as her brother, Mike Wright (Myrna), and her sisters, Mary Ann Prochaska and Esilla Lawley; fourteen grandchildren, Kristy Hausman (Brady), Courtney Fuhrken, Trevor Fuhrken (Stacie), Tyler Fuhrken (Sara), Lynley VanSingel (Eric), Sy Shults (Jessica), Mark Turk (Jenni), Kyle Turk (Sharon), Cody Turk (Sylvia), Travis Turk, Anniece Shults Reed, Dillon Shults (Lori), Casey Mills and Conor Mills; seventeen great-grandchildren, Tanner, Caden, Rylee, Devrie, Ryan, Wyatt, Kinsley, Cooper, Tyler, Stormy, Otis, Poppy, Syddah, Shooter, Ada, Hudson, and Dawson; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and many cherished friends.
Visitation will be held at Holmgreen Mortuary Chapel on Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with Holy Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 13, 2017, with Monsignor Leonard Pivonka as celebrant, at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church in Alice.
Graveside Service and Interment will be held at 3:00 p.m. at Rockport Cemetery in Rockport, Texas.