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Millie G. Grimm
May 14, 1924 ~ January 5, 2024 (age 99) 99 Years Old
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Mildred (Millie) G. Grimm, age 99, of Salado, TX, passed away January 5, 2024, at Will-O-Bell Nursing Home.
Born May 14, 1924, in Canton OH., she was the daughter of the late Finas and Bertha Reynolds. She grew up in Canton and met her husband, Harley L. Grimm, at McKinley High School. She always said she would never go out with him because he wolf whistled at her in the school library. They married on May 17, 1942.
Millie spent the next 32 years as a USAF wife/mother traveling the country. Her travels to different locations and the joy of meeting new people taught her many things that stayed with her throughout her life. She didn’t know how to boil water when she married but evolved into an excellent chef through the years. Many of her recipes have been shared across the country. She also became an outstanding social butterfly, par none. She loved a good party and dancing until dawn, if it weren’t for having to pay the babysitter! And her Bridge Club ladies in Salado were very near and dear to her heart.
Her great solace in her later years after her husband died was feeding the parade of deer, bucks, and fawns that passed through her yard. She did this daily and spent hours chopping apples, carrots, melons to put out with the corn and feed. She also took it upon herself to feed 2 feral cats, which inevitably became a menagerie of cats, possums, and raccoons. When Salado passed an ordinance against feeding the deer, she decided to become a rebel and continued, surreptitiously, to take care of “her animals.” It wasn’t “politically or legally” correct – it was “Millie” correct.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Harley L. Grimm, her son, Harley (Hank) L. Grimm II of Pflugerville, TX; and her brother, Jack Reynolds of Canton, OH.
She is survived by her daughter, Gayla Grimm-Fogle and husband, Michael, of Los Alamos, NM; two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. We must make special mention of our extended “adopted” family members: Gene/Jo Joplin and their wonderful family, Nadine Gidley and her family, the Daniels family and their wonderful kids who watched out for Mom and sang Christmas carols to her in her home, and Peggi Wilson who made her look and feel like a queen. Without them, her last years would not have been in Salado and for that we are forever grateful.
We are deeply appreciative of the loving care she received from Will-O-Bell staff and Amedysis Hospice staff. Your many kindnesses and the loving care you gave Mom will never be forgotten. Mom enjoyed and loved all of you – even on her cranky days! You are unsung heroes and angels of mercy – there are no words to express your gifts to all of us.
The family will have private funeral services at Salado Cemetery. Millie and Harley - dancing together forever at last. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Will-O-Bell Nursing Home, P.O. Box 107, Bartlett, TX 76511-0107 or the National MS Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York, NY 10163.
Services are in the care of Broecker Funeral Home, Salado.