on September 8th 2013, at Puget Sound Healthcare Center in Olympia. In the days and hours preceding his death, staff and family lovingly tended him.
Roy was a native son of Raymond, where lived his entire life, with the exception of his tour of duty in the Army during World War II and the three months in Olympia prior to his passing. Even to the end, he was hoping to get strong enough to return home.
Roy is preceded in death by his loving and beautiful wife of 62 years, Patricia (Kostouros) Millican. He was never quite the same once she left his side.
Roy is survived by his two daughters, Maureen (Gerald) Oar, and Marleen Boone, a son, Gary (Shirley) Millican, grandchildren Amber (James) Ulvenes, Caleb (Nicole) Oar, Seth (Catherine) Boone, great grandchildren, Clara, Clyde, Hazel Ulvenes and Julian Boone, as well as many nieces and nephews from near and far.
The Band of Brothers was a TV program, but at the age of 17, Roy lived through it while serving in the invasion of Normandy, Northern France, and fighting in the frozen forests of the Adriennes in the historic Battle of the Bulge.
Roy loved local sports, hunting, fishing and clam digging when we were younger, and picking wild blackberries, so that Pat could make her famous blackberry pie.
A member of many local organizations, The Elks, The VFW, American Legion, and more.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday October 5, 2 p.m. at The Raymond Elks.
Memorial Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.