Millie was born and raised in Oakland, CA to parents John and Edna (Potter) Monk. She graduated from Oakland High School, class of 1942, and in 1943 enlisted in the US Navy Waves for the duration of WW II.
In 1949 Millie met and married Robert Hoffman of Watsonville, CA. This began her 63 years of residence in Watsonville. She was a very active, enthusiastic member of the community. Millie worked at PG&E in customer support for many years. She was a member of Soroptimist International, worked as a Pink Lady at Watsonville Community Hospital, and was a docent at the Santa Cruz County Fair. She traveled to Europe several times with the Watsonville Marching Band. She and Bob always had horses; Bob rode in local rodeos and Millie would ride in show events.
After Bob’s death, Millie took up golf and with her friends joined several golfing groups and played with enthusiasm and more importantly, lots of fun. Her friends meant a lot to her and together they celebrated life fully. There were trips to San Francisco, Palm Springs, Tahoe or Ashland, OR. Keeping busy and involved was never a problem. She had such a “can do” spirit, a smile and laugh that you felt it was special to be a part of her life.
Millie leaves her brother, Lewis Monk, sister-in-law, Helen Hoffman, many nieces and nephews and dear friends. She will be greatly missed.
Services are private. Donations may be directed to Soroptimist Scholarship Fund, PO Box 442, Watsonville, CA 95077.
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