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Wingo, Laura Edith Miller Died 28 April 2010 in Carrollton, Texas. She was born 9 November 1917 in Ballinger, Texas, the oldest of four children of Julia Lena von Rosenberg Miller (1896-1996) and Quincy Victor Miller (1890-1954). She was of pioneer West Texas German stock, a direct descendant of Peter Carl Johannes von Rosenberg of LaGrange, Texas, formerly of East Prussia, a veteran of Waterloo and a pioneer of Texas. She earned degrees in German and Spanish from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. She was married for more than 50 years to William Jacob Wingo (1918-1993), Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Alabama Medical School, Birmingham. After raising a family, she taught German, Spanish, and other subjects for 17 years in Birmingham, Alabama high schools. She returned to Texas from Alabama in 1994, settling in Farmers Branch. She maintained an independent lifestyle until the onset of her final illness, touring Iceland, Australia, and many points between. She played bridge from the age of six, becoming a Life Master in the American Contract Bridge League, and directing ACBL duplicate bridge tournaments. She was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Carrollton, Texas. She leaves a son and daughter-in-law, William Howard Wingo and Reba Kay Wright Wingo of Farmers Branch, Texas; a daughter and son-in-law, Julia Wingo Shinnick and Thomas Loren Shinnick of Kyle, Texas; a step-grandson and great-granddaughter, John Edward Hurst and Brenna Carol Hurst of Surprise, Arizona; and two brothers, Robert von Rosenberg Miller of Ballinger, Texas, and John Stonewall Miller of Los Angeles, California. Burial will be in Ballinger, Texas. Memorial services at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1700 S. Josey Lane, Carrollton, Texas, Monday, 10 May at 1:00 PM.

Published in Dallas Morning News on May 1, 2010
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