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Mildred “Millie” Loraine Schiro
March 25, 1930 – March 30, 2018
A funeral service will be held for Mildred L. Schiro, 88, of Coos Bay, on Saturday, April 7th at 1:00 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1290 Thompson Road, with pastor Jon Strasman presiding. A luncheon will follow in the Fellowship Hall. A graveside committal will be held at 3:30 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, 63060 Millington Frontage Road in Coos Bay. A visitation will take place on Friday, April 6th from 11-5 p.m. at the North Bend Chapel, 2014 McPherson Avenue.
Millie was born on March 25, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois to Roy A. Hamby and Myrtle L. ( Clayton ) Hamby. She passed away peacefully on March 30, 2018 in Coos Bay.
Millie moved from Chicago to Rupert, Idaho, where she fell in love and married her first husband, Austin “Lyle” Firkins. She stayed at home to raise her beautiful family of eight children. As years went by, she relocated to Lakeside, Oregon and from there moved to Coos Bay, where she met and married Wyman Schiro. They tied the knot in April 1973 and were happily married for over 40 years prior to his passing in 2013.
Millie was very quick witted and had a beautiful smile and laugh. She cherished spending time with her family close and far as they loved to visit Grandma and the ocean shores. In her younger years, she enjoyed doing ceramics. Later in life she enjoyed spending time with her friends at the senior center, going out to eat, flowers, watching her deer and wildlife, the ocean, and looking forward to seeing the Christmas lights every season. She also had a lot of fun camping with family and going on trips out of town. She loved to dance and loved her dog, Zeke, also affectionately called “Bigs”. Millie’s greatest joy came from spending time with her children and growing posterity. She was full of wisdom and was quick to offer her advice.
Millie attended Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. She was a wonderful mother, a cherished grandmother, a beloved great-grandmother and blessed to be a great-great grandmother. She will be greatly missed and her life and memories will be cherished forever.
Millie is survived by her 6 children; Dila Carson of Medford; Sharon Belcher of Coos Bay; Dan Firkins of Rupert, ID; Anthony “Tony” Firkins of Rupert, ID; Cindy Firkins of Coos Bay; and Bonnie Carl Melton of Grand Junction, CO; 23 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; and 28 great-great grandchildren.
Millie was preceded in death by her husband, Wyman Schiro; son, Larry Albert Firkins; son, Eugene Firkins; granddaughter, Amanda L. Carl; grandson, Anthony Firkins; her parents, Roy and Myrtle Hamby; and son-in-laws, Jim Carson and John Carl.
Friends and family are encouraged to sign the online guestbook at www.coosbayareafunerals.com and www.theworldlink.com. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.