Mildred Ann Garoutte was born in Eden Valley Minnesota to John and Hildegard Schmidt on October 3, 1931.
She had three older siblings, Richard ,Gilbert and Marie and one younger sister Kathleen who all preceded her in death. She is survived by her five children Galen Garoutte and Joesph Garoutte, both of Tonasket, Wash.; William Garoutte of Bulverde, Texas; Leslie Garoutte of Demming, Wash. and Mary Cass of Oceanside, Calif. and six grandchildren.
Millie, as she was called by her friends, left Minnesota for California to follow her dream of becoming an actress. Shortly after she arrived in California she met and married the love of her life Galen W. Garoutte and they started their family. Millie had a heart of gold and was always helping other people. She never gave up on her love of singing and the stage and entertained people with her theatrical performances as she was active in small theater groups and her church choir. Millie passed away on November 18th in Frazee, Minn., she was 82. She leaves behind many friends in many locations as Millie liked to travel and always made new friends wherever she was. She will be missed by many.
A family memorial will be held in the spring of 2014.