ST. DAVID – Ronald Lee Mills, 73, passed away peacefully March 15, 2012, after a prolonged stay at a Bangor hospital and a courageous battle. Ron was called home and welcomed into the kingdom of our Lord. Born June 1, 1938, in Bristol, Conn., he was the son of Charles Wilder Mills and Dorothy Ella (Purdy) Mills.
Ron was raised in Plainville, Conn. He was a retired construction truck driver after proudly serving his country in the U.S. Army. Ron was a humble man of many talents. He was a mechanic, a truck driver and he even owned and operated a restaurant at one point in his life. He was an amazing Bible teacher, reaching out to many. Ron never complained; he always had a smile and a positive attitude at all times no matter what he was going through during his illness. If one were to remember things about Ron it would include so many attributes, some of which are, his love for God and life overall, an incredible sense of humor, a sagacious wit, pure selfless generosity, a big heart … and his wise guy responses. These are just some of many things we will miss about him. And finally, his undying love for his bride, Dolores “Dee,” who brought him so much happiness, fun and love during their beautiful marriage.
Ron is survived by his wife of 19 years, Dolores (Beaulieu) Mills of St. David; sister-in-law, Judy Woodruff Mills; and three nieces, Laurie Mills Gonzalez and husband, Luis, Cindy Mills-Niedzwiecki and Lisa Mills Parkinson and husband, Sam. He was predeceased by his brother, Calvin Douglas Mills.
Per Ronald’s wishes, there will be no services. The private memorial service will be at a later date with immediate family members only, at which time they will share and celebrate his life and the happy times they had with him. He did not want people to weep, cry and be sad. Instead, he wants you to know he is happy and at peace and with the Lord. So we will honor and respect his wishes, and we know that you will understand and abide by them as well. Condolences may be sent to