Beloved Wife, Mother, Sister, and Friend….
Mildred (Millie) Spock/Rider was born on January 25th, 1947, and peacefully went home to her loving Lord on September 17th, 2017. She was surrounded by loved ones, and was without any pain.
Millie is predeceased by her first husband Frank Spock who died in 1995, and survived by her new husband of 3 months, Bill Rider. She also has a daughter: Pamela Spock/Oliveira, a son: Frank Spock, and two beloved grandsons: Max and Spencer Spock.
Millie was born in Rochester, N.Y., adopted by Mildred and Leo Saxe, and raised as an only child. When she was approximately 55 years old, however, a friend helped her locate her actual birth family, which included 9 brothers and sisters she didn’t know she had! The mother’s name was Jeannette Coyer. Millie was able to enjoy getting to know most of her new siblings over the following years.
Millie had many adventures in this life, including living in Aurora (Denver) Colorado for a few years, traveling cross-country in a motor home, running a gift/craft shop in Bristol N.Y., volunteering for the Red Cross, going to Ethiopia on a short-term mission trip, owning a campground, and having a small antique business. Her interests included collecting fossils and minerals, garage sales, but most of all, being with her children and grandsons.
Millie will be buried on Saturday September 23rd, 2017 at 1 p.m. at the Evergreen Cemetery located at: 7177 County Road Two, Bloomfield NY 14469. The short burial will be followed by a Celebration of Life sharing food and memories at the nearby church hall.
In lieu of other flowers and contributions, please consider planting a fruit tree or bush in Millie’s honor.
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For a more formal obituary, please see: www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com.
Thank you! xoxo