Former Juneau resident Millie Brandt, 99, died Feb. 6, 2004, in Seaside, Ore.
She was born March 31, 1904, in Harbin, China, to Victor Newell and Stephanie "Helen" Kuhn. She was the oldest of six siblings. Along with her husband, Bob Brandt, former territorial police superintendent, she was an Alaska pioneer for 40 years. She was a bank teller in Juneau at B.M. Behrends Bank for a number of years. She was a resident of Seaside, Ore., since 1986. Coming to the United States at the age of five, she traveled the world for the rest of her life. There was a reunion in August 2003 of five generations of her family. Her hobby for many years was belly dancing.
Her family said she felt the Oregon beach was the next best thing to heaven, with the best air and sightseeing in the world. They said she loved walking the Prom in Seaside, and she loved the ocean.
She is survived by her daughter, Patty; grandchildren, Rick, Pam and Terry; great-grandchildren, Scott, Ryan, Ginger, Trisha, Brad and Brett; great-great-grandchildren, Bryce, Haley and Megan; and her brother, Anton.