She was born June 28, 1920, in San Sabastian, Puerto Rico, to Nicodemo and Elisa (Soto) Cardona. Millie met and married Robert Stroup in 1942 in Puerto Rico. She and her family traveled, living in numerous states and overseas while in the Air Force before settling in Ashland in 1962.
She devoted her life to raising her children. She enjoyed traveling with her husband during their retirement years, spending winters in Arizona and summers at Hyatt Lake, well as frequent trips to Reno. She loved to play cards. She is best remembered for her hospitality, especially when she prepared her bread pudding, chicken rice and friend chicken..
She is survived by her children, Alice (Michael) Neill, Nancy (Leland) Roberts, Robert (Lorrie) Stroup and Patrick (Teresa) Stroup; sisters, Elisa Cardona Soto, Consuelo Cardona Soto, Blanca Cardona, Ofelia Cardona, Teresa Cardona and Carmen Cordona of Puerto Rica; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by husband of 48 years, Robert Stroup; brothers, Luis and Jose Cardona, sister, Lucy Cardona and grandson, Joshua Stroup.
A private service was held at Eagle Point National Cemetery.