Gates, Mildred “Millie”; of Clarkston; passed away at home on November 1, 2014, from leukemia; at age 83. Loving wife of James for 66 years; mother of Joseph Gates and his fiancee Vicky Mick; grandmother of Nick (Nicole) Hill and surrogate grandson, Brendan Fortinberry; sister of Don (June) Guye; sister-in-law of Joy (Rudy) Mazza and Donna (the late John) Shedlowsky; special aunt of Ron (Jackie) Guye and Roger Guye and of many more nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Ted and Ilahbel Guye; sister, Sandy Irons; and daughter, Carole Hill. Millie was incredibly creative and loved painting birds and birdhouses, crocheting miniature doll furniture, and writing faithfully in the diary she had kept since childhood. She was deeply loved by all who knew her throughout the years because of her gentle, generous, and selfless nature. She will be missed especially by her many friends in the Whipple Lake neighborhood, where she had been matriarch since 1960. A Celebration of Millie’s Life will be held at St. Anne Parish in Ortonville on a date to be announced. Memorials are appreciated to Almost Home - No Kill Shelter at 25503 Clara Lane in Southfield, Michigan 48034.Published in Daily Tribune on Nov. 9, 2014+Read More Share Listen to Obituary Remember Share a message, photo, or video below View guest book "With deepest sympathy.. Wishing you the comfort of knowing..." Add a memory or condolence to the guest book Add Message Please add or record a video for the family of Mildred Gates Add a video + Please add a photo and share in the life story for Mildred Gates Add a photo +