May 15, 1933 – July 10, 2018
Millie Aulick, 85, passed away on July 10, 2018 in Bayard NE. A celebration of her life will take place at 11 am, Thursday, July 19 at Calvary Memorial Church in Gering, NE with Pastor Gary Hashley officiating. A luncheon will follow and all are welcome. Burial will take place at East Lawn Cemetery, Minatare, NE at a later date. Arrangements by Gering Memorial Chapel in Gering, NE.
Millie was born May 15, 1933 in Perry County, Kentucky to Robin and Dora White. Her father died when Millie was 1 month old and she lost a brother and a sister to childhood diseases. Her mother was left to raise her and her 3 older brothers. Out of selfless love and wishing for her daughter to have a better education, her mother decided to send her to a Presbyterian orphanage in Buckhorn, KY at age 9. Though not without hardship, Millie adjusted and thrived in her new life. She became a mother figure to the little girls, learned to cook, worked in the dairy and sang in the church choir. She graduated and continued her education at Pikeville and Lee Colleges and received her teaching certificate. Over the next few years, she taught 2nd, 3rd and 8th grade. Millie met the love of her life, Jerry Aulick, through a pen pal service. They exchanged letters for a time and then Jerry invited her to Nebraska. They were married Thanksgiving weekend, November 24, 1962. They moved to Gering and started a family. Robin was born in 1963 and Sherri was born in 1966. Jerry opened a successful auto electric shop, “Jerry’s Electric” and Millie was a wonderful homemaker. After raising their children, Millie and Jerry enjoyed retirement with their granddaughters and traveling.
Millie will be greatly missed by her husband Jerry, daughter Sherri (Darwin) Carlson of Scottsbluff, NE, granddaughter Kirstyn (Travis) Eckland of Colorado Springs, CO, granddaughter Kylie Carlson of Colorado Springs, CO, sister-in-law Kathryn Weller of Pine Bluffs, WY, Bonnie Loy of Sarasota, FL and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers and sister, and her beloved son, Robin L. Aulick.
- Memorial Service Thursday, July 19, 2018