John George Mills
JAN 3, 1962 – SEPT 2, 2019
John George Mills left this world on the evening of September 2nd, surrounded by his loving family and friends. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
John lived a big life…always game for fun and adventure. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved surfing, riding motorcycles and snowmobiles, snowboarding, wakeboarding, boating and camping at Stampede Reservoir.
The man had toys for every occasion. He was a world traveler, but home was Truckee, CA.
His surf spot in Mexico was his special escape, The Baja 1000 a favorite annual event. His friends at the Sonoma Raceway treated him to VIP Privileges for NASCAR and drag racing. He loved it! A huge SF Giants fan, he was a Junior Giant growing up.
From hang gliding in Rio De Janeiro to surfing in Tahiti, to the thrill of riding in a P51 fighter jet at the Truckee Air Show…the world was his playground.
When he had to work, John was a man of many talents, from Journeyman plumber to electrician, to building the beautiful Mountain Home Center where he worked and was a partner. He wore many hats.
John was born in San Mateo, CA to Beverly and James Mills. He attended Hillsdale High School where he met many of his lifelong friends. He moved to Truckee in 1998 where he met and married his soul mate Karen and gained a stepson, Hansen as a bonus! They had a wonderful family life together for 20 years. John’s Blue Heeler dogs were his pride and joy. They
were constant companions, loyal and true.
John was preceded in death by his mother Beverly. He leaves a father
James Mills, brother Rob and Aunt Susan Coyne. He also leaves a loving wife, Karen, stepson Hansen LeClair, sister-in-law Holly Mack, and in-laws Pam and Jeff Harger and many, many friends. Dear John, you will live in our hearts forever.
Please join the family in a celebration of life for John on Friday, October 11th from 6 pm – 10 pm at the Blue Coyote, Truckee, CA.
Donations may be made in John’s name to Surfrider Foundation
or Truckee Dirt Riders https://www.truckeedirtriders.com/donate
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