In Loving Memory of Holly Gae Proeschold-Millar

Holly Gae Proeschold-Millar

December 16, 1957 – October 1, 2022


Holly Gae Proeschold-Millar passed away October 1, 2022 much too soon at the age of 64. She was born on December 16, 1957 in Ottumwa, Iowa to Ruth Ella and Glen Arthur Proeschold. She grew up in Colorado Springs and graduated from Wasson High School. Holly later attended Secretary School and eventually made a career doing something she loved, being creative as a cake decorator. She met her husband, Gary Millar, in Colorado Springs and the two were married on June 1, 2003.

Holly was known for her kind heart and beautiful smile. Always described as sweet and polite, the only curse words you would hear from her were “holy buckets! and Oh brother!” Holly fiercely loved her children and was supportive of them in all their endeavors. She was grateful for a loving and devoted husband who she enjoyed spending her life with. Holly was secure in her faith and left a legacy of devotion and strong morals. In her free time, Holly enjoyed crafting and baking, as well as getting outside to go on a hike, camping, or just walking along the beach. She also loved the simpler things in life, which included visiting with family and friends or simply relaxing watching her favorite TV shows. With a huge loving heart, she would often tear up over the little things. Holly was resilient in life and bravely fought her illness until her last breath. She is now hugging her son, Aaron, who she went home to be with.

Holly is preceded in death by her son, Aaron Swanson and her father, Glen Proeschold. She is survived by her husband, Gary Millar; daughter, Amanda Carroll and son-in-law Noah; stepdaughter’s, Sarah Farrantine (Jeff) and Rachel Millar; grandchildren, Grey Swanson, Ryan Swanson and Lincoln Carroll; mother, Ruth Proeschold; sister, Darby Miller (Tim); brother, Scott Proescholdbell (Rae Jean); nieces, Karissa Miller, Rachel Miller, and Zamaria Proescholdbell; and nephew, Anderson Proescholdbell.

Holly’s family has requested any donations be made to The Family of Christ Lutheran Church or to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association.