Anita Milliken passed away peacefully March 7 surrounded by family at Memorial Hospital of Carbon County. She was born in Hanna on March 15, 1942, to Stanley and Mildred Crank. Her father was killed in an accident prior to her birth. Her mother single handedly raised Anita and her older brother, Dale, while working in the school cafeteria.

Anita married Kenneth McCartney in Hanna and the couple became parents to one son, Kenneth Dale McCartney. She later married Robert Terry Milliken and added Tammy Kay, Tad Sutton and Rod Lee Milliken to complete the family. They made their home in Sinclair.

Anita attended Denver Business College and obtained a degree in business. After graduation, she began a 43-year career at Sinclair Refinery.

Anita enjoyed spending time at the family cabin, cooking for family and friends, and she was an avid fan of basketball and football. She loved being surrounded by family during all the holidays.

Preceding her in death were her parents; brother, Dale Crank; and her husband, Robert Milliken in 2010.

Surviving to honor her memory are her children: Kenneth Dale (Suzy) McCartney, Tammy (Troy) Mortensen, Tad Milliken and Rod Milliken. She had eight grandchildren: April and Quinn McCartney, Justin and Cody Whitson, Tyler and Sean Mortensen, Kody, Jordan and Ashley Milliken, and DeShan Milliken. Also surviving are numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be March 12 in the Jacoby Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in the Rawlins Cemetery.

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