Linda Jean Mills died at home on Nov. 6, 2019. She was born Dec. 1, 1947, to Vernon and Ernestine (Valentine) Wolfe at St. Joseph Hospital in Aberdeen. She married Ken Mills Sr. in March 5, 1966, at the Montesano Church of God. They celebrated more than 53 years of marriage together and raised their twins born March 19, 1967. Linda was very proud of her career as a special education bus driver for the Montesano School District, retiring after 21 years in 2001 to help watch her pride and joy grandson Carson Lewis.
Linda is survived by her husband at the family home, as well as her two children: Ken Mills (Leslie), Kynda Busz (Scott). She also leaves behind her siblings, Verna Meyer, Teresa Thomas, Tom (Mary) Wolfe of Montesano; Tina (Arie) Callaghan, Rod (Renée) Wolfe of Elma; Tim (Betty) Wolfe of Winlock, and Gary Wolfe of Lacey. She has five grandchildren, Breanne Antich (Jamie), Billie Cavalier (Sutton), Steven Busz (Kelsey), Carson Lewis, and Benjamin Busz and the apple of her eye great-granddaughter Ady Antich. She had a huge impact on the lives of her nieces and nephews as well with a special place in her heart for her cousin Louise Murphy and Aunt Ruthie Valentine, god-daughters Rugena Peterson (Jason) and Rumona Pehl, and great friend Jeanine Frafjord.
Linda was preceded in death by her sister Pamela in 1958, her parents Vernon in 1996 and Ernestine in 2019.
She loved and enjoyed all wildlife with great enthusiasm, especially watching, identifying and feeding the multitudes of various birds that flocked to her yard. She enjoyed teaching her grandchildren the names and kinds of each bird. She had a beautiful yard decorated with every flower of the region. She loved to tell stories and share her experiences from her perspective told with her great sense of humor. She dearly loved all of her family’s kids and they loved her back. She loved to watch her grandsons and had a special bond with Carson and Ben. Her smile lit up the room whenever they would visit. Her conversations with Ben were always epic, challenging, intelligent, witty, respectful, with love and admiration. She talked to Kynda almost every day as their morning routine, supporting each other, advising, sharing their passions and plans to save the world, as mother/daughter but also as best friends.
This amazing lady’s life will be celebrated on her 72nd birthday, Dec. 1, 2019, at her daughter Kynda’s house for family and friends. She will be missed immensely by all who knew her. There aren’t enough words to express what Linda meant to us all.
At this time the family would like to thank GHFD #2 for their valiant efforts in trying to save her life. We would also like to thank you all for the outpouring of comfort and condolence from her family, friends, and the community.