Molly Mills, an active member of the VI Republican Party and member of the Territorial Committee died last month unexpectedly . Molly was a delegate to GOP National Conventions and known best for her activism in the protection of Carib Indians and their culture. She is survived by her adopted daughter who was a Carib from Dominica and attended GOP conventions with Molly. Her noble endeavors and bright spirit will be remembered by all who knew her. I have attached below a picture taken when she visited with President George Bush in the White House along with our National Committeewoman Liliana Belardo de O’Neal. Please join the other members of our party by sending condolences to her family with thanks for her many years of service to the Virgin Islands as a true crusader for valuable causes that other leaders had ignored.
Molly Mills Murdock
Molly Mills Murdock
Services will be Saturday for Molly Mills Murdock, 69, who died at her home on St. Thomas on March 21, 2012.
The viewing will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel on Weymouth Rhymer Highway, with services following at 10 a.m.
Molly was born June 15, 1942, in Jackson, Tenn., to Joe Cody Mills and Alice Casey Mills. Her father died when she was very young, as did her sister, Andrea Casey Mills. In 1999, Molly adopted her lovely daughter, Amoret Darroux, then 19 years old.
Molly is survived by her husband, Clair N. Murdock, and his family; two half-sisters, Jo Hartline and Cody Ellis; and her adopted daughter, Amoret (Ed) Foerstel.
Molly spent many years teaching in public and private secondary schools. She trained flight attendants and was instrumental in helping many through substance abuse counseling. Her degrees include a Bachelor of Arts in Teaching the Mentally Retarded, a Master of Arts in Teaching the Physically Handicapped and a Specialist in Education in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling. Molly was a friend to all, old and young, regardless of their age, culture or affiliations. Molly was very active in the Republican Party and the Rotary Club, along with many other local and international causes. Molly was part Cherokee and was very proud of her heritage.
She joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she met her husband, Clair. They were married in the Ogden, Utah, Temple on March 23, 2010. Molly and Clair were very active in the church and eventually became missionaries. Recently, Molly spent the winter in Utah with Clair’s family, Michael and Lisa Stevens, and their children and grandchildren, where she was welcomed with love and affection. Molly became very close to them, especially to her twin great-grandbabies, Carter and Camille, who have red hair “in honor of their Grandma Molly,” as she often said.
Molly was much loved and will be sadly missed by all.
Arrangements are by Davis Funeral Home.
– Obituary written by the family.