Lorna G. Miller
Lorna G. Miller, 80, passed away July 3, 2006, in her Glenwood Springs home.Lorna was born April 5, 1926, in Muskegon, Mich., to Arthur and Sadie (DeVries) Teichthesen. She graduated from Muskegon High School in 1944. In July 1947, she married Jim Robinson and they moved to Iowa City, where he attended the University of Iowa. After his graduation, they moved to Madison, Wis., where she helped photograph and develop prints for the local newspaper. In 1952, they moved to Midland, Mich. Later the family moved to Golden, where her husband was an assistant to the president of the Colorado School of Mines. They divorced in 1962.Lorna accepted a secretarial position with the Arapaho National Forest in Golden. She met Charles Miller, an engineer for the U.S. Forest Service. They were married June 19, 1966, at the First United Methodist Church in Delta. Lorna continued to work for a few months before leaving to become a full-time mother and housewife.Shortly after her husband was transferred to Glenwood Springs, Lorna’s father suffered a debilitating stroke in Michigan. Lorna cared for him temporarily in Michigan before transferring him to Glen Valley Nursing Home in Glenwood and made arrangements for her mother to live in Glenwood as well so she could care for both of them. Charlie’s mother was moved to Glenwood so Lorna could care for her as well.Lorna found little time to pursue her hobbies, which were primarily artistic. She was an avid fisherman and enjoyed camping. Another favorite outdoor activity led her to hike and climb 19 of Colorado’s fourteeners.She sang in several church choirs and was a charter member of the Del Rose Chapter of the Sweet Adelines. Lorna sang with the Glenwood Methodist choir, the Quarter Notes, and the Aspen-Glenwood choral Society for “The Messiah” and other programs.Perhaps her greatest love was china painting, winning several ribbons at the New Mexico State Fair and the Delta County Fair.Lorna is survived by her husband; daughters Anne (Eric) Flint, Kathy Rubalcaba, Jill Erin (Ken) Wiencek, Jody (Al) Walker; sons Mike Robinson Miller, Bob Miller and Harold (Paula) Miller; and eight grandchildren.Visitation is planned from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, at Farnum-Holt Funeral Home in Glenwood Springs.A reception is scheduled for noon, Wednesday, July 12, at the First United Methodist Church in Glenwood Springs. The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m.
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