ETHEL LENORE BLAINE (1915 - 2005)
Ethel 'Sally' Millett, age 90, passed on Tuesday, March 8, 2005 in San Antonio, TX. She was born in Bible Grove, Missouri on February 19, 1915. Sally was the 10th of 13 children.
She graduated from nursing school in San Diego and was an Army Nurse in the Philippines when WWII began. Sally was one of 86 Angels of Bataan and was captured and held as a POW for over 30 months. She received numerous decorations including a Bronze Star.
Upon reassignment to Florida, Capt. Blaine met her future husband, Col. Millett, a commander of a Paratroop Regiment during the Normandy Invasion, and also a POW in Germany. Col. Millett was a military Attach 5/8 in Beirut, Lebanon and Ammon, Jordon where Sally assisted him with the diplomatic community for the US government until her husband's death in 1955.
She then spent the next 20 years raising her two sons who later joined the military service to continue Sally's legacy. Sally was a member of numerous military service organizations including the American Legion, VFW, and Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor. She was honored and recognized on numerous occasions by the Army Nurse Corps.
Sally will be sadly missed by her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Col George V. Millett, Jr. Sally is survived by sons, George V. Millett, III, DDS and wife, Ann of San Antonio, TX, and William M. Millett and wife, Marisa of Clinton, MD; step daughter, Nancy V. Zellanick and husband, Robert of Escondido, CA; grandchildren, Shay Castilla, Ryan Millett, Angela, Antionette and Mario Millett and Rebecca Griswald; brothers and sisters, Verlee Blaine, Millard Blaine, Madeline Phillips and Maxine Brewer; 4 step grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will receive friends on Saturday from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 P.M. at Porter Loring Mortuary North. SERVICE SATURDAY 1:00 P.M. PORTER LORING NORTH CHAPEL the Rev. John Beebe officiating. Interment will follow at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Women's Memorial, Dept. 560, Washington, D.C. 20042-0560
You are invited to sign the guestbook at www.porterloring.com Arrangements with Porter Loring Mortuary North.
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