Lonnette Miner Millican-Villarreal, 72, passed away on February 12, 2021 in Mesa, Arizona. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she held many callings over her lifetime. She was preceded in death by her husband James Robert “Bob” Millican. She is survived by her four children Karson (Patrick) Neel, Cory (Christina), Timothy (Kim) and Philip (Jessica). She also leaves behind a posterity of 17 grandchildren: Ashley, Erica, Amber, Aubrey, Cambria, Colby, Caden, Cecily, Claire, Charlie, Christopher, Jordan, Cameron, Kaylin, Cassidy, Macy, Kylie and 17 great-grandchildren: Jason, Kyle, Ruby, Sophie, Hank, Oliver, Archer, Vienne, Jude, Maxwell, Charlotte, Timmy, Harper, Jack, Dean, Maddux and Everett.; brother: Donald Miner & sister: Peggy Turley.
Lonnette accomplished many things in her lifetime. She had a love of creating, often making her children’s clothing when they were little. She continued this creativeness in making her grandchildren and great-grandchildren quilts when they were born. She loved to learn and went to school to become a nurse and graduated in 1984. After working several years as a nurse, she continued her education by getting her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Nursing and continuing on in the medical field as a director over hospice before she retired in 2011 to spend more time with Bob.
After Bob passed away, Lonnette met Art Villarreal. She knew Art previously from high school in Buckeye, AZ. They were married in May of 2012. They loved to travel and do adventurous things such as a hot air balloon ride and going on an Alaskan cruise. As Lonnette’s health began to decline in recent years, Art took loving care of her by taking her to doctor’s appointments and taking care of her at home. She was the love of his life and he was such a blessing in her life.
Funeral services are February 27, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building located at 1500 E. 6th Avenue, Mesa, AZ 85204. A visitation will be the night before on February 26th from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Bunker’s University Chapel, 3529 E. University Dr., Mesa, AZ.
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