Judy Mae Miller QUITAQUE - Judy Mae Miller, age 63, passed away at the family home on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013. A family visitation will begin at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. Arrangements are under the care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Quitique. Judy was born on March 7, 1950, to Gwan Henry and Mary Alice (Peterson) Wilkinson in Clarendon, Texas. She married Steve Edward Miller on June 10, 1968, in Silverton. They lived in Tulia for a short period before moving back to Silverton. Judy attended Clarendon College to become a licensed vocational nurse. While working for the Floydada Hospital as an LVN, she attended Amarillo College and completed schooling as a registered nurse. After the Floydada Hospital closed, she found her "extended family" at W.J. Mangold Memorial Hospital in Lockney. Her nursing career spanned 28 years as an LVN and RN. Judy was a gifted nurse and caregiver for thousands of patients in the South Plains area. Her compassion wouldn't stop with her own family. She was passionate about her job, the patients and "extended family" at W.J. Mangold Memorial Hospital. Her passion didn't stop there. She was an avid quilter who enjoyed her fellow quilters in Floydada and Plainview. They would share ideas and stories and show off their quilts. When she wasn't quilting or working, she loved to spend time tending to her flowers with Eudean. The Miller Garden has been used as the setting for many photographs. The highlight of her days was to come home from a hard day's work and sit with Steve by the fishpond to feed their fish. Jaws, their koi, was her favorite. Judy was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Durwood Wilkinson. Judy is survived by her husband, Steve; a daughter, Tonnette Perkins and husband Scott; a son, Terry Miller and wife Leslie, all of Silverton; five grandchildren, Zakkary David Perkins of Spangdahlem AFB, Germany, Johnathan Michael Floyd Perkins of Dyess AFB, Abilene, Whitney Elizabeth Perkins of Canyon, Hayden Lee Miller and Jennifer Lynn Miller, both of Silverton; a brother, Gwan Lane Wilkinson and wife Tiffany of Hedley; a sister, Sheila Brooks and friend Larry Edwards of Silverton, and a sister-in-law, Peggie Wilkinson of Sulphur Springs, Texas; and her special family friend, Eudean Crow of Silverton; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to your favorite breast cancer charity.
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Published in Plainview Daily Herald from Dec. 31, 2013 to Jan. 1, 2014