DOWNEY - Clifford C. Mills, a DUSD teacher and longtime member of Downey Kiwanis, died peacefully at home on April 14. He was 92.Mills was born in Compton on March 11, 1917 to Samuel Mills and Ruth Heninger. He graduated from Compton High School and then from Chico State College, where he met his wife, Lois Eaton, to whom he was married for 67 years. Mills received his master's degree in Business/Education from USC. During World War II, he served with the Army Reserve's field artillery unity, and retired as a lieutenant colonel. A former Eagle Scout, Mills worked as a teacher and business manager for the Downey Unified School District. He joined Downey Kiwanis in 1954 and had more than 50 years of perfect attendance. He resided in Buena Park for 44 years. Mills is survived by his wife, Lois; two daughters, Sheryl Mills McCamey and Denise Mills; grandchildren, Kelli, Cary, Randy, Marisa and Nicholas; and five great-grandchildren.
********** Published: April 24, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 1