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June 24, 1934 - April 30, 2013 OKLAHOMA CITY Thomas Orrin Mills, 78, of Oklahoma City, OK, passed away April 30, 2013. He was born June 24, 1934, to Orrin and Doris Mills in Des Moines, IA. Thomas was a member of St. Andrew The Apostle Catholic Church. He enjoyed golfing and fishing. He also enjoyed ballroom dancing and at one time was also a ballroom dance instructor. Tom was instrumental in bringing the Vietnamese Refugees to this dioceses. Tom heard his country's call and enlisted in the United States Air Force, where he served in both Korea and Vietnam before retiring after 20 years of service. Tom also had 18 years in the oil-field equipment industry. Tom had three principles: God, Family, Country. He is survived by his wife, Beth, of the home; four children, Doris Mills, of OKC; Thomas Mills, Jr., of OKC; Mark Mills and wife Donna, of OKC; and Gregory Mills and wife Laurie, of Utah; seven grandchildren, Thomas Matthew Mills, Joshua Matanane, Katie Keen, Allie Mills, Amanda Paige McRee, Vanessa Brammer, and Anthony Ochoa; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Joyce Allen and Margaret Conn, both of Des Moines, IA; and one brother, James Mills, of Des Moines, IA. Services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, May 3, 2013, at St. Andrew The Apostle Catholic Church, Moore, OK, Interment to follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens, OKC, OK. Services are under the direction of John M. Ireland Funeral Home and Chapel, Moore, OK.

Published in The Oklahoman on May 2, 2013
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