Millie Prather was born to Ralph and Minnie Pientok on April 24, 1948 in Georgia. Millie and her family moved to La Crosse, WI, where they owned and operated a farm and dairy ranch. As a young adult Millie moved to California and then to Boise, ID, where she worked as a nurse, housekeeper and cared for a quadriplegic. Millie also actively worked for John Hancock Insurance Company.
Millie met her loving husband Lewis R. Prather in July 1982 and they were wed on Aug. 12, 1983 in Glenns Ferry, ID. Millie continued to work as a caregiver and insurance adjuster until she was blessed with her first son, Tyrell Lewis Prather, on April 2, 1985. Two years later Millie was blessed with another son Justin Clyde Prather on May 24, 1987.
In 1992 Millie and her family moved to American Falls, ID, where she continued working at various jobs as a convenience store cashier, a trucking dispatcher for Transystems, and a cook at Hilltop Café.
Millie loved fishing, hiking, gardening and odd jobs in and around the house. Millie quit working to be a full-time homemaker while her husband continued employment with the Union Pacific Railroad as a maintenance-of-way foreman.
She was preceded in death by her father Ralph, her mother Minnie, and her brother Paul. She is survived by her husband Lewis, two sons Tyrell, Mountain Home, ID, and Justin (Miranda), Pocatello, ID, two stepchildren Kevin (Amy) Prather, IN, and Kathy (Jay) Lindsey, Pahrump, NV, and numerous friends.
Millie was a wonderful woman full of love and compassion. She also had many talents and was very diversified. She was enthusiastic to teach and to learn and willingly passed along her traits to her children and companions. Millie made many friends wherever she went. To Millie a stranger was another friend that she hadn’t met yet. She will be loved and missed by all.
A celebration of life will be held between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Eagles Hall, in Salmon, ID. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.davisrosemortuary.com.
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