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William Boyd McMillan

Posted 2020-06-24 by mhenderson
Published in Today's News Herald on Jun. 24, 2020 -
Lake Havasu City, Arizona -

William Boyd McMillan passed away June 12, 2020 at age 81 from
leukemia and heart failure. He was born in Sycamore, DeKalb County,
Illinois on Aug. 19, 1938 to William Harland McMillan and Florence
Tresa Draskowski McMillan but was raised in a Catholic orphanage from
the age of 2 until he was a teenager and was proud of how he was
raised by the Catholic church.

Bill and his wife, Helga, having been together since 1988, were wed in
Tombstone in the fall of 1992. They lived in Escondido, California
from 1988 to 1997 prior to establishing permanent residency here in
Lake Havasu City.

Bill devoted 30 years to Western Emulsions, Inc in Tucson. Originally,
he worked as a truck driver all across the country and then on road
construction spreading oil and then as an area manager for sales of
emulsions in Arizona and California. He retired in 2017.

Bill enjoyed RV camping, off-roading and traveling. He loved to tell
jokes and stories of his past. He was a member of the Lake Havasu
Sportsman Club and loved target shooting. Every year during Helldorado
Days in Tombstone, he and Helga would celebrate their wedding
anniversary. He was a life member of the NRA. He was a founder of the
Whittington Center in Raton, New Mexico. He also was a member of the
Eagles, Elks and Moose here locally.

William was a loving and kind soul and is survived by his wife of 32
years, Helga McMillan; his three sons, Daniel McMillan, David McMillan
and Michael McMillan, as well as one grandson, David McMillan Jr.

Services were entrusted to the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home.
Thoughts and condolences can be sent to the family at www.lietz-
frazefuneralhome.com.






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