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OBITUARY

GRACE MILLARD

September 7, 1936May 20, 2020
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Grace Millard was born on September 7, 1936 and passed away on May 20, 2020. She was 83 years of age. She is survived by her husband, two older brothers, two younger brothers, one younger sister, one daughter, three sons, six granddaughters, three grandsons, one great granddaughter, five great grandsons, and many extended family and friends. Our hearts are broken but we rejoice that she is at peace and that we will see her again in heaven ~

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Doug Dockter

May 30, 2020

When Debbie shared during the memorial service how Aunt Grace was always waving, so many more wonderful memories came rushing back! And the same when Cynthia shared how she’d almost without fail be outside to wave and enthusiastically greet us when we arrived. She always made you feel so special.

More memories came as Mark shared during the memorial service about the letters Aunt Grace would write to him when he was younger. And like most younger folk, how he appreciated the patience, wise counsel, and listening ears of his parents to help him navigate through those times. Uncle Paul and Aunt Grace were quite the dynamic duo who always extended this help to extended family members. Aunt Grace had this special gift of being able to help you dig down deep inside to your core and bring out your best, especially in moments of great distress, discouragement, and other setbacks.

Speaking of waving... I am especially fond of memories of the house in Fullerton and my cousin Paul’s car that Aunt Grace lovingly called The Pumpkin. I remember when we got to visit him at work at the restaurant. Carl’s.

Then there’s my cousin, Perry. I remember playing football and Debbie cheered. Actually, I believe Debbie was planted there as Aunt Grace’s stunt double. In addition to Uncle Paul, she needed to have an extra set of eyes on the ground for when the hairspray was a little too thick on the haystack hairdo which blocked her view of Perry’s comic shenanigans and daredevil acts when her back was turned.

Later, before my mother passed away, she awoke from a coma, she asked Aunt Grace to go with her to confession. They meet with the priest and after a few minutes my mother became upset because she couldn’t remember much other than she loved her kids and family. That moment of absolution was a special moment Aunt Grace cherished. I’m grateful that she was there for my mother to witness this days before her passing in December 1976.

Thank you, Aunt Grace. Rest. ❤️

Mary (Madrid) Miraglia

May 30, 2020

Aunt Grace you were loved and will be missed. Thank you for all of the love that you shared with us. One thing that I will always remember about you with love and fondness is the way that your eyes sparkled and that you had such a pretty smile. I love the devotion you had for our dear Blessed Mother. I loved listening to your stories about Medjugorje. I am sure that Our Lady walked hand in hand with you to Heaven. I’m happy for you that you are now able to be with your parents and other family and friends. Please give Grandma a kiss from me and tell her that I love and miss her. We”ll be seeing you soon! ❤️🌹

Inga Duranovic

May 29, 2020

Oh my dear Grace, it is very hard for me to accept that I will no longer see your beautiful face, but your generosity and your kindness and your love will live with me as long as I am alive. Those hard years of a war raging in my country would have been much more difficult for me and my mom should you and Paul not have been there for us. The memories of guiding your pilgrimage group to Medjugorje in the middle of the war, your faith and your support, emotional and financial, were indescribable in simple words. I will always remember and cherish how you and Paul brought the toys for the refugee kids at Christmas time to the refugee hotel where my mom and I were staying in Makarska. Taking your group from Makarska to Medjugorje every day and praying with you in all those special places will aways be with me, and even though I have done pilgrimages for 25 years now, nothing can top that experience with you - and your amazing faith in in Our Lady. I am forever grateful to you and Paul for opening your home to me my mother when we first moved as refugees from our war torn country to California. Furthermore, you organized a pilgrimage reunion asking all your pilgrims who I guided with you in Medjugorje to offer their donations of either furniture or dishes to me and my mom. Twenty five years have passed and I still have a couple of pieces of that furniture in my home to remind me of those years and your kindness. I will forever be grateful to you and your dear husband Paul, and I will always cherish those memories. Rest in peace...you are now safe with Our Lady. Please keep me in your prayers. Love, Inga

Ginny Ollis (formerly Millard)

May 29, 2020

Aunt Gracie & Uncle Paul are the only people in the world that always called me "Gin Gin".. I was as we all were all very special to them in our hearts. Always love shinning from their eyes and hearts. Always fun, and enouraging. When my daughter Desirae was small, we were at a family reunion and Aunt Gracie chuckled and said "Gin Gin she runs like you used to" She would also always have a prayer for you without hesitation. I will love & miss you forever Aunt Gracie

Sarah Madrid-Dlugoz

May 29, 2020

On one of our few visits to California to visit Aunt Grace and my Dad's family, I remember going to Disney or some other place with Aunt Grace and Uncle Paul. I remember loving Aunt Grace's lipstick. I asked her if I could wear some, and of course my mom said, "no" your too young (I was 5-7yo). So Aunt Grace applied her lipstick heavily then gave me a kiss right on the lips. She told me I could rub my lips together to spread it out. I was so happy to get to wear her lipstick! I don't have many memories, but the ones I do were filled with love and happiness.

Doug Dockter

May 29, 2020

There are only a handful of people in this world that can get away with calling me “Dougie” without me cringing like someone ran their fingernails on a chalkboard. Only The Millard’s have that freedom and a couple of my battle buddies that I served with through thick and thin in the military. Aunt Grace and Uncle Paul always seem to say it with a twinkle in their eye that melts the heart. As I have remembered Aunt Grace in my prayers and spontaneously throughout the days since her passing, I hear her clear as day saying excitedly as she always did, “Dougie! Oh how are you, Dougie? “ Always concerned. Always compassionate. All heart full of love, faith, charity, and...Grace with a capital G. Dougie. Calling me by that name as she always has is my fondest and will be the most enduring memory etched in my heart from hers. I love you! Thank you! Now rest peacefully in the bosom of God with Mary and all of the saints, angels, and our family and loved ones. And give ol’ Chooch a pet for me. lol

Dan Geisler

May 28, 2020

I still have the 2 Rosary’s that Gracy gave me, I have one on my motorcycle and one in my car. I believe they keep me safe.
Gracy always said kind things to me when we spoke at family gatherings. I will never forget her. She is in my prayers always.

Dan

Debbie Millard Silverstein

May 27, 2020

When my brothers and I were growing up my mom got the whole family to clean the house every Saturday, even if it meant cleaning before a little league game or a football game.
While we cleaned up she would play her Eydie Gorme record albums. I would walk around singing Amor, Amor, Amor or Y Tu, Y Tu, Y Tu. We may not have liked cleaning but the music was pretty good.

Debbie Millard Silverstein

May 27, 2020

I received this beautiful bouquet of lilies from Ann and John Stephens. They are the parents of my son's bride.
I love this couple very much. They are kind and loving and fun and sincere.
They also mailed a very lovely card to me to go with the flowers. ♥️

Michael Silverstein

May 27, 2020

To most she was Grace Madrid Millard, but to me she was grandma. She was a wonderful woman with a kind soul. She would always say she would pray for you, no matter who you were, no matter what, her belief in god is what made her so strong. Her faith was unbreakable and her love knew no bounds. Now she is at peace, enojying passed on family that awaited her in heaven. I'm sure shes watching over us.. but now she can listen and answer our prayers from the heavens. She loved her family and god so much. I remember she would lead tour groups to Medjugorje and show people where the vigin Mary had appeared to the public. I know she loved every minute of it as she was sharing love and god with others.
Ever since I was a kid she was around, I remember when we would visit she would always be outside waiting for us when we pulled up to her house and everytime we left she would stand outside waving goodbye as we drove down the street. I can still see her waiving us off. She always made sure we had a drink in our hands and there were plenty of chips and dip for everyone.
She taught me care and compassion, along with my mother, and made sure I was a good person. Although something tells me she would have loved me just as much if I wasnt. I will always love my grandmother for everything she gave to me, her family, and this world. With all my heart, I love you grandma.

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