16 June 2016

In Memoriam: Mildred Pearson Vander Hoeven

Mildred (Millie) Pearson Vander Hoeven
17 Aug 1918 - 29 May 2016

Obituary printed for her Memorial Service, held June 13, 2016
Mildred Lucille Pearson Dabney Vander Hoeven

Mildred Lucille Pearson was born 17 August, 1918 at Washtucna, Washington to Robert Pearson and Mallie Rodgers. She first married Billie D. Dabney in 1941, then divorced him and married John Vander Hoeven on 21 February, 1946 in Carson City, Nevada. John died in 1989 and Millie, as we called her, lived alone for the last 27 years.

She had one son, Terry Vander Hoeven.

Millie was very proud of her heritage and belonged to many heritage groups including: Daughters of the American Revolution Los Angeles-Eschscholtzia Chapter, Colonial Dames XVII Century Plymouth Chapter, US Daughters 1812 Francis Scott Key Chapter, Southern Dames of America Rose City Chapter, New England Women Poppy Colony, Colonial Daughters of the XVII Century Spanish Mission Chapter, Colonial Dames of America, Dames of the Court of Honor, Daughters of the Indian Wars Shalawa Meadow Chapter, Daughters of Colonial Wars California State Society, Daughters of the American Colonists Governor John Winthrop Chapter, Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims California Branch, and the Mayflower Society Los Angeles Colony.  She usually held an office and was treasurer in many.

She had 12 approved supplementals in Colonial Dames XVII Century alone.

Millie was a tiny lady with a big heart and she will be missed greatly.

The Southern California Genealogical Society extends its deepest sympathy to Millie's family and friends. We will miss her smile, sharp wit, infectious sense of humor, and of course her key lime pie.

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