"Out of thorns emerges a beautiful and fragrant flower, the rose." Anne Ward McMillin, 28, went home to her Heavenly Father August 22, 1996 as the result of a courageous fight with Acute Myeloblastic Monocytic Leukemia.
Anne was born in Fairfield, California, March 28, 1968 to Jon Quayle and Margo McMurdie Ward. Married R. Scott McMillin in the Salt Lake LDS Temple, March 18, 1988. Anne attended Hillcrest High and the U. of U. Graduated from Westminster College of Nursing, Magna Cum Laude. A member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Worked at St. Marks Hospital in the newborn nursery. Anne loved the outdoors. She was a ski instructor at Brighton. Loved fly fishing at Mack's Inn on the Snake River and water skiing at Lake Powell. Enjoyed gardening, cooking, crocheting and being with her family. She was very involved in her callings as a Primary, Relief Society, Sunday School teacher, and counselor in the Young Women, for the LDS Church. Her highest calling was that of a Mother for her precious daughter Nicole, age 3.Anne had many wonderful traits. She brought happiness everywhere she went. She was a peacemaker, teacher and friend to all she came in contact with. Her sweet countenance left all of us better people for knowing her. Anne, we all love you forever and admire you for your love, courage and faith.
Survived by her husband, R. Scott McMillin and daughter, Nicole Anne; parents, Jon Q. and Margo Ward; sisters, Kim Davis (Jaren), Heidi Harmon (Robert), Lisa Nicole, Johanna, brother, Joshua Quayle; grandmother, Grace Cannon Ward; loving in-laws, Ron and Karen McMillin; sisters-in-law, Lisa Johnson (Jess), Kristi Lipscomb (Matt) and numerous extended family.
The family would like to thank all doctors, nurses and medical staff in the CCU and Oncology Units at LDS Hospital for their loving care and concern during this painful time.
Funeral service Monday, August 26, 1996, 12 noon, Cottonwood Creek Stake Center, 1535 East Creek Road (7800 South). Friends may call Larkin Sunset Lawn, 2350 East 1300 South, Sunday 6-8 p.m. and at the Stake Center on Monday 11-11:45 a.m. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.
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