Marilyn Louise Miller - Rising Star

Marilyn Louise Miller, age 78, passed away on December 30, 2009, at Valley View Healthcare Center in Eastland, Texas. Funeral Services were held on Saturday, January 2, 2010 at the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Cisco. Interment followed at Romney Lutheran Cemetery in Eastland County.

She was born March 9, 1931, at home in the Romney community, to Michael Christian and Dorothy Ann Cochran Miller.

She attended school in Cisco and graduated from Cisco High School in 1948. Because of her love for caring for others, Marilyn returned to school in the early 1960s to acquire her LVN license. Over the years, she worked in many area hospitals, nursing homes and health-care institutions. She particularly loved caring for the elderly and disabled.

Upon her retirement, Marilyn returned to her home place in Romney to live, as she had many fond memories of her childhood there and the years spent with her parents, grandmother and siblings.

Marilyn is survived by 2 daughters: Pat (Rudy) Frost of Payson, AZ and Josie (Danny) Hughes of Rising Star, TX; and 1 son, Stan Wende of Olden, TX. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren: Wende Frost of Alexandria, VA; Lafe Frost of Payson, AZ; Robert Griggs (Wendi) of Chesapeake, VA; Casey Griggs of Belton, TX; Cassie Griggs of Katy, TX; Christy Hughes of Pasadena, TX; Stephen Hughes of Fort Worth, TX; Daniel Dean of Austin, TX; Lonnie (Shelia) Wende of Hawley, TX; and Amber (Andy) Nelson of Renton, WA; 12 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Marilyn has 1 surviving sister, Shirley Akers, and 1 nephew, Doug Akers, both of Clyde, TX.

Proceeding her in death were her parents; 2 brothers: Edward and James Lee; 2 sisters: Patsy Virginia and Christina; and 1 daughter, Marjorie Talaga.

Memorial donations may be made to the Redeemer Lutheran Cemetery Association, 1711 Conrad Hilton, Cisco, TX 76437.

The family extends a special thank-you to the staff of Lighthouse Hospice, Valley View Healthcare Center, Dr. Alan Mickish, Vicar Eric Stinnette and all who cared for Marilyn with their prayers and visits. It was greatly appreciated.