Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home

3945 Fairview Drive, Carson City, NV


Betty Elaine McMillen

June 11, 1938May 31, 2019


Betty McMillen passed away on Friday, May 31, 2019 at 3:30 A.M.

Betty was the wife of 63 years of William (Bill) McMillen. They have 1 Daughter, Lois Ann Doll, 5 Grandchildren and 13 Great-Grandchildren.

Betty was born in Oakland, California on June 11, 1938 to Benjamin and Crystal McDonald.

Bill met Betty on kind of a ‘blind date’ in June 1956 and they were married in Woodland, California on September 7, 1956. Betty had a long and Happy Life. If it can be described in just a few words, it would be “As Close to a Perfect Life as Can Be.” Betty and Bill married, had a fantastic daughter, grand kids, great grandkids, moved all around the United States (Betty told the story that they "moved 5 times in 4 years.”) She traveled to exotic places, took cruises, made lifelong friends and left a legacy that can be envied.

With all of this, in later years Betty was diagnosed at first with dementia and then later Alzheimer’s. Bill was at her side when she finally went to sleep peacefully.

Betty will be buried at the Northern Nevada Veteran's Memorial Cemetery in Fernley, Nevada at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, June 10, 2019. There will be a memorial gathering at Lois Doll's home (Betty's daughter) located at 97 Deerfield CT. in Dayton, Nevada afterwards.

In lieu of flowers, donations can made too the Alzheimer's Association of Northern Nevada or your local Alzheimer's Association.

Please know that Betty is at peace now.


  • Graveside Memorial Monday, June 10, 2019


Betty Elaine McMillen

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Annie Arington

June 3, 2019

I met Betty and Bill at one of the USS Point Cruz Navy Ship Reunion in Portland, OR. Once we were introduced she never forgot my name and was always so kind to me. She and Bill became like family. I will forever remember you Betty. Prayers for comfort in this time of grief.