2017-10-12 / Obits



MILLER, 80, of Walled

Lake since 2014

(formerly lifetime

Lapeer resident), died

Saturday August 26,


She was born June 2, 1937, in Lapeer, to parents Floyd and Bessie (Weston) Davis.

Patricia attended her beloved Alma College, but finished her bachelor’s degree through Central University. She married Donald E. Miller in 1957, in Flint. Pat was a recreation therapist at the Lapeer Oakdale Center for 32 years, she was literally one of the last few staff there. She really loved all animals; even adopting wild animals for a stretch. Mrs. Miller enjoyed making teddy bears, being notably crafty and artistic and a collector of Santas. For many years, she wrote and mailed out the local State retirees newsletter, SERA. Her family defined her as proficient in genealogy; tracking her mom’s family back to the pilgrim’s time and beyond. She used that knowledge as a volunteer at the Lapeer Historical Society. Pat had a “wicked sense of humor and didn’t mince words.”

Mrs. Miller is survived by her daughters, Carol (Eric Hyde) Miller of Walled Lake and Julie (J. Tito) Coronado of Wixom; grandchildren, Grant Hyde, Austen Bradford and Noah Miller; and cousin, Margaret Haglund.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Don Miller (8/1/16); and her parents.

Memorial contributions may be made to Paradise Animal Rescue, 2266 N. Lapeer Rd., Lapeer, MI 48446.

A memorial service to honor Patricia’s life will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, October 14, 2017, at Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Lapeer. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. The celebration of Patricia’s life will continue with food and fellowship from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, October 14, 2017, at Calvelli’s Eatery, 44 W. Park St, Lapeer, MI 48446. Family has entrusted cremation to Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer.

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