“The entire UCF family mourns the loss of our first First Lady, Frances Millican. She brought grace, class and style to everything she touched,” said UCF President John Hitt. “UCF has lost an icon, and Martha and I have lost a cherished friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with Charlie and their family.”
A treasured university supporter known for her passion, dedication and devotion to her husband and UCF, Mrs. Frances Hilliard Millican died Dec. 28 at age 82.
Mrs. Millican was UCF’s first lady until her husband retired as president in 1978. After her time as UCF’s first lady ended, Mrs. Millican devoted herself to helping advance the work of philanthropy at UCF and frequently attended university events.
In his memoirs, Dr. Millican described his wife as “a lovely and an elegant lady, hard-working and supportive, patient and a tireless partner, who has never once complained during our 60 plus years of marriage.”
Mrs. Millican was a member of College Park Baptist Church, and a founding member of the UCF Women’s Club and UCF Town and Gown Council, as well as a member of The Country Club of Orlando. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced at a later date.
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