Robert Mills

Former area resident Robert “Gene” Mills died Nov. 18, 2015, after struggling with diabetes.

He was born June 18, 1941, to Otha and Cepha (Varnum) Mills. He grew up in the Enumclaw area and married Jean Paulson in May 1965. They moved to Washington’s Columbia Basin in January 1971. He did many things but spent most of his working years doing automotive repair and driving truck. He enjoyed time with his children and grandchildren when he was not working.

He is survived by his wife, Jean; children Dennis (Terry) Mills, Lynne (Jim) Perrie and Lynda (Scott) Powell; six grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings.

In lieu of flowers, friends and family are encouraged to make a donation to the American Diabetes Association.

No services are planned.

All may sign the online guest book or leave a note for the family at Arrangements are by of Kayser’s Chapel and Crematory.