Dr. Carol Miller
Sept. 29, 1945 – May 2, 2013
Dr. Carol Miller, age 67, of Arlington, Tex. and formerly of Monticello, died Thursday, May 2, 2013 in Arlington, Tex. following a brief illness.
A memorial gathering and service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday morning, May 25, 2013 at the Oakwood Cemetery, Monticello. Rev. Jean Sullivan will officiate at the services. Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello is in charge of the arrangements.
Carol J. Miller was born Sept. 29, 1945 at the John McDonald Hospital, Monticello, Iowa. She was the daughter of Roy and Ruth Aubrey Peck, Miller. Her family lived in Earlville at the time where her parents had the International Harvester farm equipment dealership. The family moved to Monticello in 1949 after Roy and Ruth built a new International Harvester store and an adjoining ranch style home. Carol graduated from the Monticello Community Schools with the class of 1963. She remained close with a group of high school friends who were in cheerleading and band with her.
Carol started college at Drake University in Des Moines, and later transferred to Northeast Missouri State, (now Truman St. University) in Kirksville, Missouri. Following her graduation in 1968 she taught Physical Education in Montgomery City, Missouri. She moved back to Iowa and taught at West High School in Waterloo for 2 years.
Carol then moved to Denton, Tex. to obtain her Masters Degree from Texas Women’s University. In 1972 she began teaching at the Tarrant County Junior College, now TCC, in Fort Worth. While teaching she obtained her doctorate from TWC in 1981. She retired from teaching in 2002 but continued teaching a class through distant learning for another five years.
Carol enjoyed outside yard work, swimming, racquetball, golf, crossword puzzles and traveling, especially in the Southwest. She devoted a considerable amount of time caring for her good friend, Sharon.
Surviving are her sister, Linda (Bill) Ballou, Manchester, three nieces, Kathryn (Jerry) Benson, Lorilee Andreini, Margo Ballou, and nephew, Mark (Jennifer) Ballou, her great nieces, Haley and Sydney Ballou, her great-nephews, Anthony, Jordan and Taylor Andreini. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn and Jim Robinson.
Memorials may be made to the Community Hospice of Texas 6100 Western Place Suite 500 Fort Worth, Texas 76107 or to a charity of choice. Thoughts, memories and condolences may be left at goettschonline.com