Carolynn Louise Milks Ehninger

On June 25, in Gulfport, Mississippi at the age of 66 Carolynn Louise Milks Ehninger (Milks) was called home. Born and raised in Hawthorne, she was a fourth generation Nevadan. She was born December 3, 1951 to Harry and Avis Milks. She attended Babbitt Elementary and would graduate from Mineral County High School; she would later go on to attend UNR. She married her best friend of 33 years Bob Ehninger. She would go to work for DZB being the first female to write the “Standard Operating Procedure” in the 1980’s for their new “D-Mil Facility.”

She loved exploring the desert with her father Harry; they dug up more than one buried treasure. She enjoyed gardening as she always had flowers or vegetables. She loved all kinds of dancing and belonged to the Pair-O-Dice square dancers in Hawthorne. She was great at foos-ball and she learned quickly to love crawfish and Mardi Gras after moving to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. She would go fishing every chance she had. Most important she was always helping others as much as she could. She did many good works after surviving hurricane Katrina. She offered foster care to children and later to animals. Most loved was her granddaughter Scarlet. She’s in God’s hands now but will be dearly missed.

Carolynn is survived by her sons, Vance Q. Reeves and Jon E. Reeves; daughter-in-law Cindy Watts and granddaughter Scarlet Kathleen Reeves. She will be proceeded in death by her parents Harry W. Milks and Avis Milks; brothers’ Gary (GW) Milks and David E. Milks.

In lieu of services or flowers please make donations to the National Lyme Disease Foundation.