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- Published on 15 December 2010
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A memorial mass for Irene D. Miller, age 90 of Dallas, was at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 13 at St. Rita’s Catholic Community in Dallas.
Mrs. Miller was born July 23, 1920 near Longdale, Okla. She grew up on a small farm, and attended a one-room schoolhouse. At sixteen, she left home to pursue a bachelor’s degree in education at Northwestern Oklahoma State College in Alva. Upon completing her degree and obtaining her teaching credentials, she taught school in Oklahoma and Iowa, then in Lebanon, Oregon and Lodi, Calif. She taught at a Catholic school in San Diego before accepting a teaching position at the public elementary school in Greenfield, Calif., where she met fellow teacher Douglas J. Miller. They were married in 1956, and Mrs. Miller retired from teaching to raise a family.
After a year in Palo Alto, the couple moved to Watsonville, Calif., where they raised four children and lived for 42 years. Mrs. Miller was a regular parishioner and choir member at the Catholic church in Watsonville. In 1999, she and her husband moved to Dallas.
She died Tuesday, Dec. 7 in Dallas.
She is survived by her husband and their children: Madeline Crist of Falls Church, Va., John Miller of Kent, Wash.: Rose Roeder of Wayne, Pa., and Mark Miller of Mount Vernon and Dallas. She is also survived by five grandchildren and her siblings, Dean Hall of Enid, Okla., Roger Hall of Kingfisher, Okla., and Marjorie McKinney of Lewis, Kans.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the nursing home outreach of Mount Vernon Music, P.O. Box 719, Mount Vernon, Tex., 75457, or online at http://mountvernonmusic.org