Debra (Eldred) Mill

The Lewiston Tribune, May 3rd, 2010,

Debra J. Mill, 57, Lewiston

Debra Jean Mill, 57, of Lewiston, passed away Thursday, April 29, 2010, after a five-year battle with cancer. She and her twin sister, Dawn Thorpe, were born June 19, 1952, in Minot, N.D., to Grace and Jim Eldred.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jim Eldred, and her brother-in-law, Bob Street. She is survived by her mother, Grace Eldred, and her siblings: twin sisters Judy and Roger Baker, and Joan Street; brothers Ken and Marsha Eldred, and Terry and Theresa Eldred; and sisters Dawn and Dennis Thorpe, and Kelly and Mike Vig.

Debbie grew up in Lewiston and graduated from Lewiston High School in 1970. Following high school, she was employed at the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center pathology laboratory. She then worked at Marketime Drug for a number of years. In 1980, she was employed at the Wonder Bread Hostess store in Lewiston, where she worked for nearly 25 years. In 1972, she married Paul Rhodes in Lewiston, and is survived by their three children: son Jeremy Rhodes and wife Shannon and grandchildren Austin, Taylor, and Tucker; daughter Melanie Hayes and husband Aaron and grandchildren Mikaela and Kiera; and daughter Amy Fleury and husband Justin and grandchildren Treven and Kylon.

In 1992, she married her husband, Monte Mill of Lewiston, who survives her at their home. She is also survived by her stepson, Jason Mill, and grandchild J.T.

The highlight of her life was being a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother and grammie! She enjoyed being around family and friends. She was very caring and always put others first. She was known for her famous dishes: seven-layer dip, marvelous mashed potatoes and veggie pinwheels loved by all! She also enjoyed camping, putting pictures together of the family and befriending all people alike. Any stranger out there was just a person she never met.

A memorial will be conducted 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church, at Sixth Street and Burrell Avenue in Lewiston. There will be a celebration of life and covered-dish dinner immediately following at the Floch Hall in Asotin. Please bring your favorite dish.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Popham and the entire staff at the oncology center. They also would like to thank Dr. Mountjoy, Susan and staff. We also thank St. Joseph Hospital and all their very special angels for all their care and support, in addition to Malcom's Brower-Wann Funeral Home in Lewiston for help in arranging the memorial.

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