Gwendolyn Wilson Milener died in the morning on August 30, 2018, in Naples FL, at the age of 83. Her husband Gene and daughter Lee were holding her hands as she passed. Gwen was born Denver CO October 7, 1934, as the third of six girls. Gwen grew up in Whittier CA. After high school, while working for the FBI, Gwen volunteered to transfer to Manhattan in 1954. She married Eugene Darden Milener III on June 1, 1957. Together they had a cheerful marriage of 61 years.
Gwen stayed at home to raise their children Eugene IV, Lee, and Scott in Oneonta NY after moving there in 1961. All the children are in their 50's and are doing well. Gwen has five granddaughters. Gwen was a wonderful, loving mother and grandmother. After her youngest was old enough, Gwen began a career in real estate that ran from 1971-1995. Gwen rose to be the owner of DeMulder Better Homes & Gardens Realty, the largest real estate office in Otsego County NY, having 16 associates. Gwen and her daughter Lee worked together for 10 years before Gwen retired.
Gwen was exceptionally athletic at swimming, golfing, and snow and water skiing. She won several tennis tournaments. Gwen also stunned her kids when she bought a piano and started playing long classical pieces. Who knew Gwen had ever played the piano!
As a loving spouse Gwen was also a first class helpmate. Gwen and Gene enjoyed life immensely, including many retirement years of world travel. Gwen's passing marks the end of an era as the family transitions to the changes of life. While we in her loving family miss Gwen, we enjoy reminiscing about the many good times we all had together.