Mildred Kivett

August 9, 1927 - September 10, 2012
Mildred Kivett

Mildred C. Kivett, age 85, passed Monday September 10, 2012 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter.

She was born August 9, 1927. Mildred spent her childhood years at the Methodist Children’s Home in Winston Salem NC, which she loved dearly, and the majority of her adult life in Greensboro, NC. She retired to Holden Beach with her dearly loved husband of 63 years, Rossie.

Mildred worked as a switchboard operator and was known as the “Voice of Guilford County”. She was a longtime member of Glenwood UMC and the homemakers club at Rehobeth UMC. She was also a leader for both Cub Scout and Girl Scout troops.

Mildred was well known in her Holden Beach Community as a loving neighbor, passionate fisher-woman and avid sports fan. She was often seen walking with her best buddy and loyal companion, dog “Rylee”.

Mildred was preceded in death by the love of her life Ross Kivett and their beloved daughter Sharon Martin. Survivors include son Steven Melton Kivett and son Douglas Ross Kivett and his wife Janice, five grandchildren and 7 great grand children.

A memorial service will be held at the Holden Beach Chapel, 107 Rothschild St., Holden Beach at 2 pm on Friday, September 14th. The family will receive friends afterward at the home of her son Doug at 140 Tuna Drive, Holden Beach.

Memorials may be sent to The Children’s Home, 1001 Reynolda Rd. Winston Salem, NC 27401.

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  • September 12, 2012
    Cindy Allred Guida says:
    Remembering your Mom from my childhood Sundays at Glenwood UM Church...She was always a kind beautiful Lady and an example of what one would like to be when we grew up. May you see her face and smile through your children..and their children...and know she is still watching over you. My thoughts, and those of my family, are with you and yours.

  • September 13, 2012
    Alan and Kaye Davis says:
    Dear Doug and Janice, We send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. My mom was just bragging about what a wonderful woman your mother was! We love you!

  • September 12, 2012
    Nancy Short says:
    To Mildred's family, I was so saddened to read of Mildred's passing. She was a lovely, caring person who I knew through the Sumner Homemakers Club. She loved life, loved her family and friends and was an inspiration to all who knew her. You are in my prayers. May God bless you and give you peace. Nancy Short

  • September 17, 2012
    Nancy Morton Wade says:
    Dear Doug - I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. I will always remember her wonderful smile, laugh and great cooking on our camping trips. Remember all the plays we would put on in your basement? We all still laugh about those. Your family holds a special place in the hearts of all the Morton family.

  • September 15, 2012
    Mike Morton says:
    Dear Doug, It's been so many years but I always think of you and your family and all the great times we had. Your Mom was always one of my favorite people in this world. We never could slip anything by her as kids. She had that sixth sense and always knew when we were up to no good!! I'm so sorry for your loss. She was one in a billion-that's for sure. Mom and Dad always thought the world of your folks. Give my best to Steve and I hope one day we can connect and catch up. With my deepest sympathies, Mike Morton