Pat Miller, a long-time resident of Orange, recently died in the Atlanta area.
A Time of Remembrance to honor both Pat and her late husband, Jesse R. Miller, will be Sunday, Sept. 4 at 10:00 a.m., with a reception time beginning at 9:30 a.m., in the Education Building (ground floor) of the 1st Presbyterian Church.
Named Vida Richard at birth in Jennings, LA., in 1919, she attended USL in Lafayette before graduating with a B.A. in Education from LSU in 1939. Renamed ‘Pat’ by Jesse before they were married in 1940, the Millers lived in Wilmington, Delaware until moving to Orange in 1946 with DuPont, Sabine River Works.
Orange was considered home for Pat and Jess – his career at DuPont, her bridge clubs, serving at 1st Presbyterian Church, membership at Sunset Country Club and raising their children, Patricia and Brady, through Jones, Carr and Stark schools.
Most memorable, perhaps, will be the miles walked on the streets of Orange by both Pat and Jess – long before ’walking’ was promoted for health benefits!
In 2004, the Millers moved to a retirement community near Atlanta, close to the families of Patricia and Brady. Jesse died in Dec., 2008.
Memorial gifts may be made to 1st Presbyterian Church, 902 Green Ave., Orange, Texas 77630.