Former County Commissioner Norma McMillin Dies

Norma N. McMillin, 81, of Rose Lodge, died June 12, 2003, in Newport. She was born Feb. 24, 1922, in Portland to Anna Mae (McDonald) and August Peterson. She married Homer McMillin in Portland. He preceded her in death in 1976.

She worked as a tour guide in the Portland and Columbia Gorge areas in 1962. She was a resident of Portland for 58 years. She graduated from Portland State University in 1972.

She was a soil resource specialist with the Outdoor School program, and in 1978 was director of the Lincoln County Soil and Water Conservation District. She was a substitute teacher in Portland schools and for the Lincoln County School District. She served as a Lincoln County commissioner from 1987 to 1991.

She was a member of the Salmon River Grange, AARP, American Geophysical Union, Taft Business and Professional Women's Club, Democratic Women's Club, Democratic Central Committee, Elected Women of Oregon, League of Women Voters, Council in Aging, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, Lincoln County Historical Society, Friends of the North Lincoln County Museum, and the National Association of Female Executives.

Survivors include a daughter, Charlotte Holt of Portland; two brothers, Mentor Peterson of Missouri and Alan Peterson of Washington; three grandchildren, Lisa Darr, Bruce Darr, and Brian Darr; and six great-grandchildren, Nicole, Nick, Chenele, Kelley, Kayla, and Cindy.

A memorial celebration and potluck is set for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at her home, 379 N. Bear Creek Road, Otis. People should bring chairs. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to a senior center in Lincoln County. Bateman Funeral Home of Newport is handling arrangements.

Newport News-Times, Friday, June 20, 2003
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