Mildred “Milly” Short passed away October 26, 2022, in Centralia, Washington, her home of 16 years. She was born January 28, 1927, to Pearl Adams and Charles Burgess in Mineral, Washington. Over the years, she also resided in the Washington cities of Tenino, Rainier, and Morton.
Milly was the valedictorian of her 1941 graduating class at Mineral School. Her professional career was as supervisor/key punch operator for Washington State departments. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Grand Chapter, and Worthy Matron of Yelm Chapter 186 (1976-1977).
Millly was a very special, strong lady, independent, kind, beautiful, successful, and sweet. She always put her family first, and had a love of animals, including strays. She also loved crafts, Rummi and other card games, gardening, walks, shopping, and traveling with family and best friend, Ginger Lawton.
Milly is survived by her sons, Charles Heupel and Terry Heupel; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Luther Burgess; and sisters, Martha Stiltner and Adeline Ledbetter. She was predeceased by her parents; and grandparents, Woodrow Adams, Mary Francis, Silas Francis, and Susie Amburgy.
Services will be held Friday, December 2, 2022, 1:00 p.m. at South Sound Manor, 455 North St. SE, Tumwater, WA 98501.
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