ORMAN EDWIN MILLIKIN

Born: Fri., Sep. 22, 1916
Died: Sun., Dec. 23, 2012


Visitation

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Thu., Dec. 27, 2012
Location: Gorman Funeral Home - Platte Chapel


Funeral Service

2:00 PM Fri., Dec. 28, 2012
Location: Glendo High School Gymnasium


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A funeral service for Orman Edwin Millikin, 96, will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, December 28, 2012 at the Glendo High School Gymnasium in Glendo, Wyoming with Jim Wilson officiating and Tim Millikin as the eulogist.
Orman, a resident of Hartville, Wyoming, died Sunday, December 23, 2012 at the Platte County Memorial Nursing Home in Wheatland, Wyoming of natural causes, with his family at his side.
He was born September 22, 1916 in Manville, Wyoming the son of Charles Edward and Nina Mae (Gill) Millikin.
Orman was raised on the ranch at Glendo. He went to school in Midwest, Wyoming, where most of his education took place.  He came back to the ranch in Glendo in 1934, and he worked for CF&I Steel Corporation from 1936 to 1943. He married Donna A. Martin on August 1, 1936 in Edgerton, Wyoming.  They lived on the ranch east of Glendo until they retired and moved to Hartville in 1997.  In 2009 he moved to the Country Club Living in Wheatland then to the Platte County Memorial Nursing Home.  His hobbies were hunting with his dogs, boating, leather working making saddles and bridles, team roping, rebuilding old wagons, and participating in wagon trains.  Orman always had a project, loved to sing, play the guitar and harmonica and was always busy with his hands.
He is survived by his children, Clarence (Darlene) Millikin of Fort Laramie, Wyoming, Nina (Bill) Walker of Hartville, Wyoming, and Ron “Butch” (Bonnie) Millikin of Glendo; thirteen grandchildren; thirty-three great grandchildren, and nine great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles “Ed” and Nina; wife, Donna, on April 2,1998; brother, L.J. Millikin on June 29, 1987; and granddaughters, Wilma Suzette Millikin-Golden on September 12, 1976 and Gail Marie Millikin on July 1, 1982.
Serving as pallbearers will be Tim Millikin, Mark Walker, Kevin Walker, Jonathan Karnes, Clay Jackson, and Levi Millikin.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be all that rode the trail with him and all of his many friends.
A memorial may be made to the Platte County Memorial Nursing Home, P.O. Box 1148, Wheatland, Wyoming 82201 or Services for Seniors Guernsey Center, P.O. Box 765, Guernsey, Wyoming 82214 and would be appreciated by the family.
Arrangements are under the direction of Gorman Funeral Homes – Platte Chapel of Wheatland.

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Alexanders
   Posted Thu December 27, 2012
Im so sorry for your loss. May Jehovah give you strength and comfort at this most difficult time.

DeeDee Loomer
   Posted Thu December 27, 2012
So sorry for your loss. Orman was a great person. He will greatly missed by all that knew him. Bobbie and Jamie said they would always think of him when they are working the cows and roping. He taught them alot and they loved it when he would give them a story. Grandpa will always have a special place in ourhearts. DeeDee and Jim Loomer. Bobbie and George and Brea Chas andJamie ,Maggie and Abbie Forbes.

The Cook's in North Carolina
   Posted Fri December 28, 2012
We are so sorry. We loved Orman, and Donna, and will never forget them! They are probably sitting by a campfire in heaven with my Dad (Bub) and so many from NC, that knew them, knew their kindness, and loved their company! I'm sure they are sharing many stories and laughing at the funny things that happened during the trips out West! Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Forever...when I think of Wyoming, I will think of Orman and Donna.

The Cook's in North Carolina
   Posted Fri December 28, 2012
We are so sorry. We loved Orman, and Donna, and will never forget them! They are probably sitting by a campfire in heaven with my Dad (Bub) and so many from NC, that knew them, knew their kindness, and loved their company! I'm sure they are sharing many stories and laughing at the funny things that happened during the trips out West! I loved his dogs, and I think that he respected me a little because I was a girl from NC that could ride...He let me ride his best cutting horse Red for the whole two weeks we were there! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love from Betty, Robin, and me (Angie)

Forever...when I think of Wyoming, I will think of Orman and Donna.

Don Jones (Tennessee Family)
   Posted Sun December 30, 2012
It was a very sad moment in history and my life when I heard of the passing of my good friend Mr. Orman Millikin. I immediately felt a void in my heart that can never be filled. My wife Margie, who loved Orman dearly, stated the same feeling.
Orman and Donna became my Wyoming family in the early 80's on one of the most memorable trips I have stored in my mind. The Tennessee Bunch, as they referred to us, came into their lives and were welcomed as family, and we felt the same. We southerners talk about southern hospitality and got a good dose of Wyoming hospitality that was just as great. As the years passed and I spent more time with this complex man, he taught me so much about life that it just amazed me. He was a kind man who could lift you up with a gentle word or who could put you in your place just as soon. He was one of the most intelligent men I ever knew. A humble man of integrity. An honest man who expected and demanded the same. An American ICON in every sense of the word. He and Ms. Donna loved one another dearly and that was very evident from both. She was a dear sweet LADY who we also loved so much and miss so much.
I will miss Mr & Mrs Millikin so much. I treasure and cherish the memories I have of both and have been blessed having known them through the years. I will never forget them and look forward to seeing them again on the other side of Jordan.
I look forward to visiting with the family soon.

Sincerely
Don Jones

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