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Obituary for Sharon Loy Millay (Holmes)

Sharon Loy Millay (Holmes)
Sharon Millay went to be with the Lord as she passed away peacefully surrounded by family on December 31 2017, at the Sundance hospital after bravely battling cancer.

Sharon Loy (Holmes) Millay was born July 15, 1936 in Murdo, South Dakota, the oldest of three children born to Richard and Daisy (Wheeler) Holmes. She spent her early years in Westover, South Dakota, with time also spent in Rapid City, and Illinois. She graduated from Murdo High School in 1954, and attended nursing school in Mitchell, South Dakota for a short time.

Sharon married the love of her life, James Millay, on July 8th, 1956. They were blessed with the birth of their three children Robert, Douglas, and Lisa. During the early years of marriage they shared time between Kadoka, South Dakota where Jim taught school, and Murdo, South Dakota where Jim helped with the family farm. They spent over 30 years in Kadoka before moving back to Murdo, South Dakota where Jim took a job with West Central Electric. Sharon moved to Moorcroft, Wyoming after the death of her husband to be close to her daughter and grandchildren.

Sharon always kept busy assisting with community projects and causes. Over the years she was very active with band parents, PTA, Kadoka Presbyterian Church, Murdo Methodist Church, and the Book and Thimble Club. She loved to cook and maintain her yard, and was very proud of her Master Gardner designation. She also was an avid reader and usually had two or three books going all the time. Sharon loved to travel and visited much of the United States before her illness. Sharon also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and attended as many of their many activities as she could. She was a member of the Moorcroft Presbyterian Church.

Blessed to share her life are her three children Robert Millay and his wife Linda of Riverton, Utah, Douglas Millay and his wife Peggy of Gering, Nebraska, and Lisa Good and her husband Rick of Moorcroft, Wyoming; seven grandchildren Dee Davis of Twin Falls, Idaho, Darcy (Korey) Hillyard of Cedar City, Utah, Elizabeth Millay of Spearfish, South Dakota, Madeline Millay of Gering, Nebraska, Alaina Millay of Gering, Nebraska, Kaydee (Ronnie) Stewart of Dayton, Wyoming and Kaylor Good of Moorcroft, Wyoming; five great grandchild Ian Davis of Twin Falls, Idaho, Shantele Davis of Salt Lake City, Utah, Drayton Hillyard of Cedar City, Utah, Kayson Hillyard of Cedar City, Utah, and Chap Stewart of Dayton, Wyoming; brothers Larry (Janine) Holmes of Valentine, Nebraska, and Terry (Debbie) Holmes of Pierre, South Dakota.

Sharon was preceded in death by her loving husband James Millay, her parents, a sister-in-law and numerous aunts and uncles.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 8th at the Murdo Methodist Church.
Interment will be at the Murdo Cemetery.
There will also be a celebration of life service at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 9th at the First Presbyterian Church in Moorcroft, Wyoming.

A memorial has been established to the Sundance Hospital to establish palliative care within the hospital. Sharon loved the staff at Sundance Hospital and was very appreciative of the care she received there.
Cards and memorials mail be sent to P.O. Box 381, Moorcroft, Wyoming 82721.
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402-376-2840
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402-376-2840
321 N Wood St
Valentine, NE 69201
Fax: 402-376-2847
Email: karlanne@holmesfh.com
402-376-2840
321 N Wood St
Valentine, NE 69201
Fax: 402-376-2847
Email: karlanne@holmesfh.com
402-376-2840
321 N Wood St
Valentine, NE 69201
Fax: 402-376-2847
Email: karlanne@holmesfh.com
402-376-2840
321 N Wood St
Valentine, NE 69201
Fax: 402-376-2847
Email: karlanne@holmesfh.com