Mildred Hipwell LaMoure passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 14, 2011.
She was born in Ogden, Utah, on Nov. 12, 1933, to John and Dagmar Hipwell. Millie, as her friends and family called her, was the youngest of seven children.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Clifton LaMoure, and her four children: Mitch LaMoure of Squim, Wash.; Ben LaMoure of Dallas, Texas; Jennie (LaMoure) Slater of The Woodlands, Texas; and Sam LaMoure of Roseville. Millie has 10 grandchildren.
Millie graduated from Brigham Young University in 1955. She and her husband, Clif, raised their four children in Davis, where she taught elementary school for many years. In 1980, the couple moved to Penn Valley, where they owned and operated The Shoe Tree in downtown Grass Valley. Later she returned to teaching at Nevada Union High School, where she was the independent study teacher until she retired. Millie was an avid and extremely talented quilter and a very active member in her church.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 30, at the LDS Church on 615 Hollow Way in Nevada City. All who loved her are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the Breast Cancer Fund at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 1810, Grass Valley, CA 95945.