Daniel Glenn Mills passed on Monday, Apri1 4, 2005. He was valiant in his acceptance of his metastatic pancreatic cancer while receiving hospice and palliative care in his home and at Rocky Mountain Care Center, Tooele.
Daniel was born to William Grady Mills and Eleanor Darlene Weston on March 28, 1967, in Monterrey, Calif. His mother, Eleanor, his father William and his stepmother Norma Mills, raised him in Salinas, Calif. He lived in Salinas until joining the U.S. Navy, which ultimately took him to the east coast.
After Daniel’s Navy tenure he moved to sunny San Diego where he met his sweetheart, Alda G. Gillett-Mills, originally from Magna, Utah. Daniel and Alda were married in La Jolla, Calif. and lived in Pacific Beach, Calif. until his employment relocated them to Salt Lake City.
Daniel loved learning and received a bachelor’s degree while working full-time, and supporting his wife and family. He was enrolled in a Master’s Program until his diagnosis in May 1994.
He loved the outdoors and spent time in the California mountains backpacking and fishing. He enjoyed mountain biking in Northern and Southern Utah; and fishing on the Salt River in Wyoming. Danny was always practicing and playing his trumpet, acoustic and electric guitars.
Daniel has three children, Scarlett D. Mills of Texas, and Corey S. Mills and Nathan G. Mills of Tooele. His brothers are James (Caryn) Redwine of Washington, William Jr. (Claudette) Mills of California, Paul Mills of Arizona and his sisters, Nancy Redwine of California, Cher (Kenneth) Shields of California. Daniel’s viewing will be held on Thursday, April 7, from 6-8 p.m. at Tate Mortuary —110 S. Main Street, Tooele, Utah 84074.
Funeral Services will be located at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1025 W. Utah Avenue, Tooele, on Friday, April 8, 2005, at 11 a.m., with prior viewing 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church. Daniel’s body will be donated for research purposes, therefore, there will be no graveside services.
Special thank you to Curt Dustin, CNP, for your thorough and constant care of Daniel. Kent DiFiore, M.D. and staff at Utah Cancer Center, SLC. The tender care received from Harmony Hospice and while at the Rocky Mountain Care Center, Tooele. Especially to our mom, Leatha Garfield. We could not have done it without your service, love and support!