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Miller, Wilma H.

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March 21, 1929 - July 9, 2018

Miller, Wilma H.

Wilma H. Miller went to be with the Lord on July 9, 2018. She was born March 21, 1929 in Houston, Texas to parents Edna and Sims B. Hoke.  Growing up, Wilma attended Camp Waldemar during the summers and graduated from Lamar High School. She attended the University of Texas at Austin where she graduated with a B.S. Degree in Home Economics/Child Development. While at the University of Texas, Wilma was on the Cactus staff and a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.  After graduation, she had a brief teaching career and later worked for Tennessee Gas Company.  She married Ed Miller in 1953 and settled in Ft. Worth.  While there, she helped establish the Theta Chapter at TCU, acting as Rush Chairman. Wilma enjoyed being a homemaker and volunteer while raising her children in both Marshall and Dallas, Texas. She was a talented seamstress whose hobbies included cross-stitching and applique.  Wilma later found her passion in needlepointing.  She always had a project or two in the works. She stitched at home, but loved going to a needlepoint store and stitching with friends. Wilma continued her involvement in Kappa Alpha Theta as a longtime member of the Dallas Alumnae Chapter.  She served in many leadership roles and was recognized as a Twin Star recipient for her loyalty, commitment, participation and leadership in the Alumnae Chapter. Wilma was an avid Longhorn fan. She could be seen either in person at the game or in front of her TV cheering on the Longhorns during fall football season.  She cheered for Longhorns in many sports but her favorite thing to see or listen to was the Longhorn Band.  She especially loved the Longhorn Alumnae Band. Wilma was a foodie and enjoyed trying new and different restaurants in the cities she visited. She also enjoyed the comradery in eating out with friends at Theta Lunch Bunch, at The Women’s Club luncheons, and after church. Wilma attended North Highlands Bible Church where she enjoyed the company of many friends. She adored and was proud of her grandchildren and their accomplishments. She also enjoyed stepping in as substitute grandmother and great-grandmother to her late sister’s family. Wilma loved being around people, but she also loved her Yorkshire terriers throughout her life, especially her newest puppy, Bodie, who was her loyal sidekick for the past 2-1/2 years. Wilma is preceded in death by her husband, Edmund H. Miller her parents, Edna and Sims B. Hoke; and her sister, Nadine Guthrie. She is survived by her son, Edmund “Hollis” Miller, Jr. of Dallas, TX, daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Peter Carlson, of Katy, TX, grandchildren Matthew and Claire Carlson, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service/Celebration of Life is scheduled for Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 10:30am at North Highlands Bible Church, 9626 Church Rd., Dallas, TX 75238.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making gifts in Wilma’s memory to her beloved Theta house in Austin, TX. All gifts will be earmarked for future recognition of the Wilma H. Miller Memorial Fund at the Alpha Theta house in Austin. (Gifts may be paid by check to Kappa Alpha Theta Building Association and mailed to P.O. Box 162702, Austin, TX 78716.  Please note ‘Wilma H. Miller Memorial’ in the check memo). Please note this is a gift and not a tax deductible donation; or to the TAG (Totally About God) Retreat Scholarship Fund (Donations may be made by check to North Highlands Bible Church, 9626 Church Rd., Dallas, TX 75238. Please note ‘Wilma Miller Memorial for TAG Retreat’ in the check memo).

“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you.  Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful. “   John 14:27

“The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”  Deuteronomy 31:8

A Signature Service under the direction of:
Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home
10116 E. Northwest Highway
Dallas, Texas 75238

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Mary Ellen Savage

July 20, 2018 3:15PM

I am so sorry for your loss.
I remember the day I met Wilma at a Dallas Theta Alum gathering. She always reached out to newcomers. Wilma fit in with all age groups. So much fun! I am so glad I got to know her.

Patricia W. Kinney

July 20, 2018 10:53AM

With sadness I just mailed my Theta tribute for dear Wilma. Such a dear friend, parent, and granny! I shall miss her. All the Kinney’s send their love and deepest sympathies.

Dinah H McClymonds

July 17, 2018 12:37PM

Wilma was such fun...I have great memories of her while I lived in Dallas and we were both active in the Theta alumnae chapter. So imagine my surprise when I discovered that Mary is her daughter (we met at Theta Convention), and Lyda is her niece (I just read this in Lyda's comments on this site). Of makes perfect sense! My condolences to all of you. She was a great lady.

Lyda G Akin

July 16, 2018 11:34PM

We're mourning the loss of a very special lady, my Aunt and Godmother, sweet Wilma Miller. She was so much more than an aunt; she was a second mother/grandmother to us, a lifelong devoted Theta "sister" to me and I'll miss our weekly chats so much. Wilma was smart, spunky and generous, and had an incredible memory. She remembered everything about everyone and was our source of family history. She created the most beautiful needlepoint. She's in a better place, and I know she's catching up with her big sister, my mother, in Heaven.....Laughing, crying, cooking, drinking and worrying about all of us. I continue to pray for strength and comfort for my sweet cousins, Mary Miller Carlson and Hollis Miller, and her beloved grandchildren, Mathew and Claire, as we all prepare for life without this special lady.

Mary Bates Bentsen

July 15, 2018 9:31PM

I have so many lovely memories of the time Wilma and I were together at the Theta house.
Love and sympathy to Hollis and Mary.
Mary Bentsen

Sally Schuster

July 15, 2018 12:27AM

Your sweet, loving, generous mother will always hold a special place in my heart. She was so kind and authentically beautiful inside and out. I know you were greatly blessed by your mother. She was also greatly blessed by you, Mary, her devoted and loving daughter. My arms are around you, As you mourn your dear mother’s parting from this world, I pray that you take comfort in knowing that she is now in the loving arms of our Heavenly Father. Love you, Mary!

rose mumme

July 13, 2018 7:07AM

Miss Wilma always sent a card wishing A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. She would also send notes asking how the children were doing. Our family will miss her good wishes, love and concerns. Blessings and prayers.

Dorothy Whaley

July 12, 2018 9:28PM

Hollis and Mary you are in my thoughts. Loved Wilma and Ed and will always remember the. Great times we had together. Love you both.