Leota McMillan, age 91, died peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, December 21, 2015 at North Valley Extended Care in Tonasket, Washington.
She was born August 2, 1924 at National, Washington. Leota was the fourth of 11 children born to Edgar and Cynthia Michels. The family moved to the Pine Creek area and later to the Loomis area. Leota graduated from Tonasket High School in 1943.
She married Larry McMillan on November 9, 1944. They had four children. Larry and Leota lived above Spectacle Lake, where they ranched, farmed and later planted an orchard. Leota lived on the ranch until 2007, when she moved to North Valley Assisted Living in Tonasket, Washington.
She is survived by her children: Joanne (Dal) Dagnon, Mike McMillan (Gretchen), Pat McMillan, Jeff McMillan (Marva), all of the Tonasket area; siblings Harvey Michels, Gene Michels, Mary Hammons and Paula Cain; grandchildren Joe Dagnon, Jana Symonds, Larry Dagnon, John McMillan, Mark McMillan, Nicole McMillan, Whitney McMillan, Meagan McMillan and Doug McMillan and several great grandchildren.
Leota was preceded in death by husband Larry McMillan in 1970, parents Edgar and Cynthia Michels, her brothers Chuck Michels and Don Michels, and sisters Marion Heitz, Vivian Sutton, Joyce Spence and Erma Swinger.
The family is very appreciative of the care and comfort Leota was given while living at North Valley Extended Care.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Loomis Mt. View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation, Box 5371, Seattle, WA 98145.
Bergh Funeral Service in charge of arrangements.