1930 – 2013

RUMFORD — Dorothy Jean Mills, 83, of Elm Street, Andover, died Saturday, May 4, at the Rumford Hospital.

She was born in Rumford on Feb. 15, 1930, the daughter of Philip and Margaret (Thomas) Learned, and graduated from Andover High School, Class of 1947.

She was a member of the Andover Congregational Church and the Andover Friday Club, the Andover Women’s Club, Andover Grange, Mollyockett Mixers Square Dance Club and the Andover Pythian Sisters.

She enjoyed working in her flower and vegetable gardens, knitting, square dancing, baking and spending time with her family and “Annie.” She also enjoyed the outings at camp at Roxbury Pond and Flat Rock. She enjoyed sitting on her front porch and those last-minute daylong shopping trips with her family and friends and finding new restaurants.

She also owned and operated Mills Market with her husband for many years.

She was married on Dec. 4, 1946, in Portland to Roger H. Mills Jr. of Andover, who survives. Other survivors include her sons, Roger Mills III and wife, Lucille, of Windsor, Philip Mills and wife, Paula, of Rumford, Michael Mills and wife, Peggy, of Roxbury, Christopher Mills and wife, Sheila, of South Portland, Richard Mills and wife, “Charlie,” of Andover, and Brian Mills and wife, Susan, of Andover; daughters, Karen Vachon and husband, Bob, of Brookfield, N.H., Margaret Madigan and husband, Joe, of Andover, Leslie Jamison and husband, Charlie, of Mexico, Melinda Averill and husband, Doug, of Andover, and Patricia Cox and husband, Bruce, of West Peru; 40 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; brothers, Philip Learned and wife, Mary, of Andover, and Russell Learned and wife, Donna, of Tacoma, Wash.; and sister-in-law, Sally Wilson and husband, Keith, of Salem, N.H.

Friends are invited to sign the family guest book and share their thoughts, condolences and memories online at www.meaderandson.com.


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