March 21, 1929 - July 9, 2018
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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