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Obituary: LAKE, MILDRED

Mildred Reta LakeNov. 8. 1934 ~ April 4, 2013Delta, UTMildred MerReta Sproule Lake (also known as Reta), was born Nov 8, 1934 in Heber City. One of 8 children born to Emmett George and Erma Alberta Mair Sproule. Returned to Heavenly Father, Apr 4, 2013 at 78. Her 3 surviving children were at her side.Grew up in Park City, and attended Park City High School. Met the love of her life, Leo Bud Lake in 1952 and they were married in Reno, NV on Feb 28, 1954. Marriage was solemnized in Salt Lake Temple on May 3, 1961. All 4 of their children were sealed to them at that time: Wanda, Richard, Janice and David. Married life began for the newlyweds in various cities in Northern California. When her husband Leo was Honorably Discharged from US Navy, they moved to Whittier, in Southern California, where they spent the next 40-45 years before moving back home to Utah and the city of Delta. During this time, Mildred spent her life raising her 4 children and staying involved in their education and church activities.Enjoyed traveling, especially on cruises which included trips to The Caribbean, Panama Canal, Alaska, Florida and London aboard the Queen Mary II. Enjoyed camping and watching old western movies especially John Wayne. She and her husband were long time fans of the Duke. During last few years, she enjoyed living between Delta and her 2nd home in Las Vegas, where she could easily meet up with family members there and in California. Also enjoyed her "other kids" her dogs: Buffy, Misty and Ladybug. The dogs will surely miss their "mom".Survived by children: Wanda (Mitch); Richard (Debbie); Janice (Kelly); and daughter-in-law, Karen. Preceded in death by husband, Leo; youngest son, David. ALso survived by 7 grandchildren: Darlene (Rhonie), Erik, Richard, Brian, Robert (Cyndi), McKenzie and Katie; 2 great-grandchildren: Laila and Aiden; and two brothers: Neal and Gary.For her family, her biggest accomplishment in her life has been her commitment and never ending devotion to her husband and her commitment and love for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her now adult children, all know that their mom was very proud of each of them. They too are very proud to call her mom and are forever blessed with the wonderful memories they will always have of her and our family.Funeral: Saturday April 13, 11 AM, Gunnison Bend LDS Ward in Hinckley. Viewings: Friday evening at Nickle Mortuary, Delta, 7-8 PM; Saturday morning at church, 9:30-10:40 AM. Burial Delta Cemetery. Online condolences www.nicklemortuary.com