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Obituary for Mildred Lila Eller

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Mildred Lila Eller

March 26, 1919 - February 4, 2018

Mildred L Eller – “Grandma Midgee”- age 98 – of Ogden, Utah returned to her heavenly home on February 4, 2018.  She was born on March 26, 1919 in Bozeman, Montana to Ernest P and Arta Marie Carolus Milliron.  She graduated from Gallatin High School also in Bozeman, Montana.

She married Charles H Wilson in Butte, Montana.  They had two children, Carol and Donald.  They later divorced.

She later met Arylus Brian Eller (ABE) and they were married January 24, 1953.   He passed away on October 19, 1964.   They had one daughter, Deborah.

Midge  enjoyed working and her favorite was at Smith’s Food King where she was the supervisor in accounting and worked there for 14 years.  After her retirement, she went to work part time at the McKay Dee Hospital Gift Shop until she was 83 years old.

When Midge was younger she loved to go dancing.  She was a talented seamstress, she made a lot of her own clothes and at one time made over 100 blankets and donated them to the local hospital newborn center.   She was also an amazing cook and was known for her deviled eggs, clam dip, red slush, and homemade gravy.

Midgee was full of spunk.  She had an amazing sense of humor, even down to her last days.  Several nurses would say when they were having a bad day they would go sit with Midgee because she would cheer them up.   She would light up the room the minute she walked in.  We will miss her funny sayings like “you little worm”, “well that’s the shits”, “you sure look sexy”, “God love her’, “Penny…..penny for your thoughts”,  “leave a quarter”, “here comes trouble”, and many others.

She had a very special relationship with her daughter, Debbie.   Midge lost her husband early in life, so she and Debbie had an inseparable bond.  Midge served Debbie for years taking care of her four children while she worked.  Debbie also gave many years of selfless service back to Midge.  For many years there wasn’t a day that went by that she didn’t go over and check on her and make sure her every need was met.

Midge was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  She joined the church when she was 80 years old.

Midge is survived by her daughter, Debbie (Ferrin) of South Weber, son-in-law, Robert Heidecker (Carol- deceased) of Bozeman Montana; her grandchildren, Ron (Marie) Wilson, Kim Wilson, Casey (Brad) Wood, Mandi (Steve) Turner, Darci (Nick) Bangerter, and Brodie (Laura) Calder; 17 Great Grandchildren and one Great-Great Grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Abe; daughter, Carol Heidecker; son, Donald Wilson; grandchildren:   Brenda Heidecker, Jason Heidecker and Porter Wood.

The family would like to thank the loving care provided by the staff at Fairfield Village Assisted Living and her hospice nurses.   A special thanks to “Marsha” whom took such great care of Midge.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, February 9, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Leavitt’s Mortuary , 836 -36th St, Ogden.   A viewing will be held Thursday evening from 6-8pm at Leavitt’s Mortuary and Friday morning from 10-10:45 am prior to the Funeral Service.

Interment at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park.

Please send condolences to the family at:  www.leavittsmortuary.





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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Family will also greet friends from 10:00 – 10:45 am on Friday, 2/9/2018 prior to the Funeral Service.

Service Information

Date: Friday, February 9, 2018

Time: 11:00 am -

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, February 9, 2018

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 - 36th St., , Ogden, UT, 84403

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Born: March 26, 1919
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Emily posted on 2/9/18

I am very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you in this difficult time. I know it’s hard to go through this pain, but I hope you may find comfort in knowing that God cares about how you feel and that He promises that “there is going to be a resurrection.” (Acts 24:15) (1 Peter 5:7) Won’t that be wonderful to see our loved ones again! If you would like to learn more about this hope, feel free to visit


Nate Dalebout posted on 2/8/18

Condolences to the family. I didn't know Midge personally but heard great things from Mandi and Brodie. Sounds like you lost a great lady.