August 21, 2012
Dec. 19, 1933 — Aug. 11, 2012
The beautiful, talented and lively Jill Valerie Milns was born Dec. 19, 1933, in Leicester, England, to Doris and Phillip Delves.
A graduate of Newarke Girls High School, she became a computer keypunch operator for the Leicestershire County Council. Whilst in Leicester, she met her future husband, Peter Milns, in 1954 and emigrated to the United States for their wedding and a new life in Wichita, Kan., in 1958.
She worked as a computer programmer for a local bank in Wichita until the arrival of her daughter, Katharine, in 1961. A year later, the family moved to Issaquah, where Jill and Peter became longtime members of Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church. She volunteered for 25 years at Virginia Mason Hospital at the surgical desk and worked for Gilman Village books for many years.