Mildred Milby Smith Schlien, 99, of Spokane Valley and a former
Sunnyside resident died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007.
She was born Feb. 2, 1908, in Moriarty, Territory of New Mexico to
Arthur and Effie (Fisher) Milby. In 1934, she married Lloyd F. Smith. She
married Chester K. Schlien of Mabton in 1968.
She is survived by her family, Vergie Ellen Smith Lougheed of Milwaukie,
Ore., Roberta Smith (John R.) Sahr of Veradale, Wa., Thomas (Mary Ellen) Smith
of Spokane, Nayda Schlien (Greg) Littlefield of Moses Lake, and Marlys Schlien
(Kirk) Williams of Richland. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren; and
numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her two husbands; a daughter, Carolyn
Schlien Quantriller; two brothers, Harold and Cranston Milby; and one sister,
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made in Mrs.
Schlien’s name to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, a P.E.O. Chapter of your
choice, or any music program of a community, college, or university.
Services will be held at Saturday, March 3, 2007, at 1 p.m. at Holy
Trinity Episcopal Church in Sunnyside. A private family inurnment will follow
at a later date. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.