Mildred May Good Eusted – Sept. 10, 1926 – April 24, 2019
Mildred May Good Eusted, born Sept. 10, 1926 in Knuckles County, Nelson, Neb., died April 24, 2019 in Creswell, Ore.
Mildred was born to Frank Burdette Good and May Ellen Koken Good, the youngest of eight and the apple of all of their eyes.
She loved life on the farm in Nebraska before moving to Oregon due to her father’s health in 1938. The family was close and she had a special bond with each of her siblings and she and her brother, Jiggs, seemed to be joined at the hip throughout their lives, like twins.
Mildred was a high achiever in academics and was the valedictorian of her graduating class of 1944 from Creswell Union High School. After college at the University of Oregon, she became a legal secretary.
Her career started in 1946 until her retirement in 1988. Forty-two years as a legal secretary, with one year at Creswell Community Bank. Highly respected in her field for shorthand and accuracy and speed typing, she was often requested to record depositions by attorneys.
Upon World War II ending and soldiers coming home, she married her one and only love, Douglas Dean Eusted in Santa Clara July 18, 1947. They were excited to welcome their children Karen Jones (Neal) in 1949, Kathleen Jackson (Steve) in 1953 and David Eusted (Lesa) in 1960.
Family, church, friends and her work were most important in her life. Mildred and her family became members in July 1941 of the Creswell Church of Christ. She was a very active member and touched many lives with her love of Jesus and her testimony. She was a member of the church for 77 years.
In retirement, Mildred and Dean traveled extensively, golfed, supported grandchildren’s sports and activities, were snowbirds in Arizona and enjoyed family and friends until dad’s passing in 2003.
Mildred was a lifelong blood donor of her precious and rare AB-negative blood, something she was extremely proud of.
With her love of family, genealogy, friends and quick wit, her greatest joy were her grandchildren: Kim, Chris, Misti, Jill, Luke, Joey, Kaelene, Shelbi and Madisen; her many great-grandchildren; and her great-great grandchildren.
A special thanks to Sherry Lutje Foster Care and staff in her last few years of life.
Until we meet again Mom! Thank you for always being our biggest fan and the best to all of us.
Services were held on April 27 at Creswell Church of Christ. Contributions may be made in her memory to Creswell Church of Christ Church Camp Scholarship Fund, 380 Kings Row, Creswell, Ore., 97426.