Helene Rita Mills

South Ryegate, VT – He­lene Rita Mills, 69, died at her home on Bar Drive, following a brief and cou­rageous battle with can­cer.

Helene was born in Manchester, NH on April 21, 1946, to Albert and Claire (St. Ger­main) Brouillard . She graduated from high school in Havelock, NC. Eventually she re­ceived her Asso­ciate’s Degree from New Hampshire College. She married Kenneth Mills on August 22, 1966.

For 28 years, Helene was employed as an ex­ecutive secretary for Sanders Associates in Nashua, NH prior to it becoming Lockheed Mar­tin and eventually Martin Marietta.

She played golf and en­joyed fishing. Helene was happiest at home on her land with her hands in the dirt, the wind on her face and the sun warming her entire being.

She is survived by her husband of over 49 years, Kenneth Mills of South Ryegate; a daughter, Les­lie Ann Ornstein and husband Da­vid and family, Jacob and Nicole Ornstein of Monu­ment, CO; a son, Michael Mills and wife Michelle and family, Colton and Clare Mills of Saucier, MS; and a broth­er, Raymond of North Car­olina.

A service is being planned for November in the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen, NH.

For more information or to offer an online con­dolence, please visit www. rickerfh.com

Ricker Funeral Home & Cremation Care of Woods­ville is assisting the fam­ily with arrangements.