Feb. 19, 1934 – May 14, 2019
In the early afternoon on May 14, 2019 Edith E. Miller passed away peacefully at Beehive Assisted Living Facility. Edith was born in Helena, Montana on February 19,1934 to Clarence and May Humphrey. She was the middle child of seven children. She grew up in Helena and graduated from Helena High School in 1952.
On December 22, 1952, she married Anthony J. Miller. Soon after Edith and Tony were married, they moved to Marysville, California, so Tony could finish up his military commitment. Upon his discharge, they moved back to Helena where they enjoyed 54 years of marriage.
Together they had two children, John (Theresa) Miller and Joan (Bryan) Lewis. They were also blessed with six grandchildren: Angela (Sean) Kovalchick, Lara Miller, Anna (Brandon) Willis, Emily (Rob) Dill, Toni (Chancey) Ballard, Breanne Bergan and Seth Bergan. Twelve great-grandchildren-Colby, Savannah, Cameron, Raegann, Hailey, Alec, Max, Morgan, Elin, Madison, Hayden, Bannack were also very special to the Miller family.
Edith was a loyal wife and a hard worker who kept an impeccable home. After her marriage to Tony, she started working at the Fort Harrison hospital as a secretary with a group of military doctors. They created life-long friendships. When these doctors decided to start their own practice, because of her careful attention to detail, they took Edith with her to manage their practice. When Tony retired, she decided it was time to move onto another career. She went back to her medical secretary roots and worked for St. Peter’s hospital as medical secretary transcriptionist. She became one of the first employees to work remotely doing dictation from the doctors via the “new” Internet method.
She was always a go-getter. There are numerous pictures of her working on a truck, riding a horse, feeding goats, or playfully horsing around with family and friends. Being the constant adventurer of the family, she introduced her family to snow skiing, which allowed them to travel. Skiing trips around the northwestern United States and all over central Europe created wonderful memories for all. As the family grew, she persuaded Tony to purchase a cabin at Canyon Ferry. The time spent with family and friends at the lake enjoying boating, barbecues, and parties will always be remembered.
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Edith was very creative and meticulous when it came to crafting, particularly with knitting and sewing. The entire family were beneficiaries of mittens, sweaters and dolls she created for them. She was also very handy when someone needed alterations and also enjoyed teaching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren how to sew and knit.
Edith loved Jehovah and all creation around her (except for snakes, which she feared a great deal). Her faith was of great importance to her and she had a strong hope found in the Bible in Revelation 21:4, “And he (God) will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”
Family was also very important to Edith. The grandchildren and great grandchildren have wonderful and fond memories of great grandma (GG).
She was preceded in death by Tony her husband, a sister, Lisa and her parents.
A memorial service will be held in July at the local Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Please visit www.retzfuneralhome.com to offer condolences or share a memory of Edith.