OBITUARY

Mildred K. Golden

October 7, 1935February 3, 2019
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On Sunday morning, February 3, 2019, Mildred (Millie) Kendrick Golden of Kingwood, Texas, passed away, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Hemphill, Texas on October 7, 1935, to Bulah and William Kendrick, who preceded her in death. She is survived by her beloved husband of 41 years, John T. (J.T.) Golden, son Scott Sandlin and wife Susan of Humble, Texas, and daughter Carol Sandlin Heathcock and husband John of Baytown, Texas, plus her husband's children - Elizabeth Golden Achorn, David Golden, Gretchen Golden Foley, and Judy Golden Jordan, and their children. She adored her numerous grandchildren - Krista Strange Moreman, Cullen Jackson, Courteney Jackson, Joey Sandlin, and Ben Sandlin, and eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her only sibling, her beloved sister Dixie Thompson and husband Danny, and their children, Ken, Leslie, and Michael. She was a member of Kingwood United Methodist Church.

Millie graduated from Shelbyville (Texas) High School in 1952 at the age of 16, worked at Liberty Mutual Insurance Company after graduation, and attended night school at the University of Houston.

Millie loved spending time with her family, reading, cooking, collecting cookbooks (which she read as novels), the theater, gardening (pre-arthritis), and administering "unwanted advice when she thought it necessary." She was an exemplary hostess and entertainer, who loved nothing more than gathering around a full table with friends for a great meal and conversation. She had a unique ability to make everyone feel at home, friends and newcomers alike. Mildred and J.T. spent much of the last twenty-plus years sharing special moments and raucous gatherings with their close friends in the Kingwood Wine Club. She was also engaged with many friends and family members in endless (and concurrent) Words With Friends games, and secretly took pride in thrashing nearly everyone who dared take on her challenge.

She loved flowers, but if you would prefer to make a donation in her honor, please give to the Cancer Research or Cancer Prevention programs at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, or the Salvation Army.

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • Cullen Jackson
  • Joey Sandlin
  • Ben Sandlin
  • Trace Moreman
  • Michael Thompson
  • Travis Achorn
  • Nathan Jordan
  • Christopher Jordan

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, February 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 7, 2019
REMEMBERING

Mildred K. Golden

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Carol Hunt

February 8, 2019

I was going to share this poem at the service but ended up only sharing with J.T., Scott, and a few others. Someone suggested I post it here to share with others who share many of the same memories.

Lynn Savarese

February 5, 2019

I remember Mildred even before she became my aunt. A little girl then, I think I had never seen a young woman more beautiful and poised, with eyes revealing such a deep well of kindness, and a little bit of mischief as well. Great geographical distances prevented me from seeing Mildred with any frequency over the years, but when our paths crossed, she was always the thoughtful, kind and beautiful woman I first knew her to be. I treasured her holiday cards, and our rare but wonderful get-togethers. My world is a smaller, darker place without her.

Mary Dooley

February 5, 2019

So sad to hear the news of my sweet cousin’s passing...
She was a sweet,beautiful lady and will be missed by many.
Although she was a few years older than me,she always treated me with love and spoke with me when my family visited Uncle Dick,my fathers brother,and Family...
She was a special lady and will be deeply missed.
Prayers for her family.
Rest In Peace...

Karen Martin

February 5, 2019

My thoughts go back to when Larry and I moved to Kingwood and first met Millie and JT. They immediately made us feel welcome and comfortable with ourselves. She became my friend and I learned so much from her. She spoke of her family with love and respect. I feel like I know each and every one of you. You know she loved you dearly. I am proud to say she will always be my friend and always in my heart. Please read this to JT as I know he can not hear well. I love him dearly too!

Larry King

February 4, 2019

I remember when I was in the Gulf War, I would get cared package and magazines from Mildred. I will always be thankful for her friendship. Carol your Mom will alway be remember. Rest In Peace my friend.
Master Sergeant Larry J. King USMC (Ret).

Holly Aldrich

February 4, 2019

I remember Mildred Golden as a kind , graceful, and loving woman. She was the mother to my best friend in high school (Carol). One day during our sophomore year, Carol and I decided to skip school. I called the school and pretended to be Carol’s mother, and she did the same for me pretending to be my step mom. Well, I guess Carol was more convincing then I was. The school called Mildred to let her know that Carol did not show up for school. Gig was up . .. . We were busted!! Mildred found us, and Carol made the excuse that it was. “Sophomore Skip Day”. Mildred went ahead and let us have our fun. Then Carol’s brother ratted us out by saying “There’s no such thing as Sophmore Skip Day Mom”!! Well, Carol got in trouble but Mildred never ratted me out to my own parents even though she knew them. I couldn’t believe it!! Rest in paradise Mildred. With much love to your family who is grieving your loss.

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