- November 19, 1926 - January 22, 2009
- Anchorage, Alaska
of Theodore's Passing
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Former Alaska resident Theodore "Ted" Millette Jr., 82, died Jan. 22, 2009, in Panama. He was born Nov. 19, 1926, in San Francisco.Ted served in the military in the 1940s, stationed in Nagasaki, Japan. A flag service, with military honors by the VFW, was held in Panama City.In 1963,
Ted moved to Anchorage in 1963 & worked for Brady's Floor Covering for 25 years, retiring as sales manager in 1990, then found a job (and hobby) at the Antique Gallery in Anchorage.
Ted was a TV personality, representing Brady's on the Norma Goodman show, Theda Comstock's programs, and created commercials for Brady's. An excellent ballroom dancer, he appeared in the local production of the "Nutcracker."
He was one of the first "Alaska Men" featured in Alaska Men Magazine. He represented "Alaska Men" on the Oprah Winfrey Show. When flight attendant Linda Sheppard saw him on "Oprah", she packed her bags and flew from Georgia to meet & then marry Ted in Hawaii in 1991. They were avid gardeners and regulars on Anchorage's Tour of Gardens.
In 2008, Ted moved to Panama. Plans for retirement received a blow when Ted was diagnosed with myeloid leukemia and Jan. 22, he passed away.
Ted was preceded in death by his eldest son, Ted Stewart Millette; and his parents, Helen (Rollo) and Theodore Millette Sr.
Ted leaves his wife, Linda Sheppard Millette; daughter, Patrice, her husband Robin Adair, and their children: Michael, Jennifer, James and Michelle in Washington State; son, Jeffrey Millette, his wife Carla, and their daughter Lara Rose, of Wasilla; daughter, Theresa Marye, her husband David Paul John Hawksworth, and their children: Stephan Lee and Sierra Hawke Skura of Palmer; and brothers, Rollo Millette and Robert Millette, and their families of the Lower 48.