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Mildred Eugenie Girard

September 19, 1926 — June 13, 2023

Mildred "Millie" Eugenie Girard passed away on June 13, 2023. Millie was born on September 19, 1926, to Mina Pauline (Bodenhofer) & Fred Jon Huber, in Denver, Colorado. Her mother Mina died when Millie was three years old. Several years later Fred married Anna Borger who had a daughter Virginia.


Millie grew up in Denver, attending Alcott Elementary, Skinner Junior High, and North High School, which her future husband also attended. After high school she worked as a typist, then for the State Revenue Department.


She married Grant Dale Girard, June 9, 1950. Grant Dale was attending medical school at Colorado General Hospital and began his internship about eight months later. On January 1,1952 the couple had a daughter, Dale Ann Girard. On June 23, 1953, another daughter, Janet Lee Girard was born.


Unfortunately, on February 2, 1966, Grant Dale passed away at age 39 from a heart attack. Millie went to work for her father-in-law at the police department. After a few months she got a job with Denver Public Schools in the Music Department, which she enjoyed until her retirement.


After many years, Millie decided to move to Casa Del Sol in La Junta to be near Janet. After she fell and broke her ankle, she moved to Evergreen Gardens. She loved being a member of Beta Sigma Phi in Denver and joined the La Junta chapter when she moved. She was an avid fan of the Denver Broncos. She had many hobbies which included, crocheting, scrapbooking, Mod Podge plates, golf, exercise dance classes, as well as cross-stitching and calligraphy.  

 

Survivors include daughter, Janet Lee Miller; grandson, Zachary (Shanna) Miller; great-grandchildren, Avery Sophia and Callie Isabel Miller; nephews, Larry, Grant and Mark Girard; niece, Terry Muhn; cousin, Mary Ann Tucker; and son-in-law, Michael Shaft. Millie was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Mina Huber; stepmother, Anna Huber-Hack; stepsister, Virginia Moore; husband, Grant Dale Girard; daughter, Dale Ann (Girard) Shaft; and son-in-law Michael Earl Miller.


Celebration of Life will be held at Casa Del Sol Aspen Center on Thursday, June 29, 2023 at 1:00 pm. with Reverend Dr. MJ Romano of the First Church of La Junta officiating. A graveside service will be held at Olinger Crown Hill Cemetery, Wheatridge, CO on July 12, 2023 at 1:00 p.m..


Those wishing to do so may make a contribution to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or to a charity of choice.


Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home & Arkansas Valley Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


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Thursday, June 29, 2023

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Wednesday, July 12, 2023

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