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Deena Marie (Livingston) Mills


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Deena Marie (Livingston) Mills Obituary
Deena Marie (Livingston) Mills of Colorado Springs, CO, passed away on Dec. 21, 2017, in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, following an 11 1/2-year battle with breast cancer.

Born on Nov. 29, 1957, to George and Doreen Livingston in Garden Grove, CA, she grew up in Cortez, CO, and graduated from Montezuma-Cortez High School in 1976. She married her husband, Dean, on Dec. 30, 1983, and they had four children together.

Though she had an early career as a dental assistant and receptionist, Deena's true passion was to love and serve God and those He put in her life. In particular, she fiercely loved and supported her husband, Dean, and their children and grandchildren on a daily basis. Dean's Air Force career took them around the U.S. and even to England and Australia before his retirement as a Lt. Col. in Colorado Springs.

Deena and Dean have been members of Woodmen Valley Chapel for 26 years. They served together on the Officers Christian Fellowship (OCF) ministry team and on both the board and staff of the Association of Christian Conferences, Teaching and Service (ACCTS).

Deena will be remembered by her husband, Dean S. Mills; daughter Jessica (Kevin) Vandagriff and grandchildren Spencer and Amelia (Altus, OK); daughter Melissa (David) Taylor (Mt. Pleasant, SC; son Zachary (Nadia) Mills and grandchildren Graceyn and Caleb (Jacksonville, NC); son Joshua (Kaitlin) Chambers-Mills and granddaughter Charlotte (Riverside, OH); sister Denise Livingston (Peyton, CO), and sister Georjean (Mike Lewis) Livingston (Cortez, CO & St. Maries, ID). She was preceded in death by her parents; brother Douglas Livingston; and her first husband, USAF Capt. Francisco Pineiro.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Deena's name to the following charities or a : ACCTS (accts.org); or to support the work of Dr. Elena Shagisultanova at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, please send your gift to: University of Colorado Foundation, PO Box 17126, Denver, CO 80217, and make checks payable to the CU Foundation with "Deena Mills breast cancer research fund" on the memo line. Gifts may also be made online at www.giving.cu.edu/deenamills.
Published in The Journal on Jan. 9, 2018
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