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Amelia "Millie" Congdon

Sunday, January 1, 1933
Saturday, April 30, 2022
Jersey City, NJ

Amelia Congdon was born of immigrant parents, John and Pauline Szupiany, in Jersey City, New Jersey.  She was the youngest of six children.  She graduated from Lincoln High School in Jersey City in 1951.  

Millie worked at Kenworth Motor Truck in Seattle for 43 years, starting as a secretary and working her way up to a Sales Coordinator.  She lived in Bow Lake Mobile Home Park in Sea-Tac from 1963 to 2019 where she was very active in the community.  Millie was on the residents’ board in many capacities over the years and in charge of various committees in the park. She could be counted on to organize community events such as the monthly pancake breakfast and bingo nights.  She also started a Red Hat Ladies group there.  She attended All Saints Lutheran Church in Auburn for many years.  

Millie was a friend to many in her community, driving neighbors to the grocery store, doctor appointments, and to church.  Although she was somewhat reluctant to retire, once she did she found that she was always busy with helping people, church activities, the senior center, and doing fun things with friends.

The last three years of her life, Millie moved to Bellingham to be closer to her family.  She was a member of Christ the Servant Lutheran Church in Bellingham where her son and daughter-in-law attended church.  

Millie was preceded in death by her parents, her siblings, and her husband Willard “Bill” Congdon.  She is survived by her son Rick (wife Janet), and granddaughters Deanna (husband Tim), and Leah (husband Brent), and two great-grandsons.  

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Submitted by Yvonne Pullar on

My sincere condolences, Rick, on the loss of your mother, & Janet on the loss of your mother-in-law.  It was interesting reading about her.

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