Marty (Martha) Miller was born in Centerville, Iowa on August 6, 1924 to Charles and Anna King.
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She is survived by her husband of over 70 years, Clair Miller; her son, Terry Miller; her granddaughter, Chris McKenzie; her sister, Beverly Armstrong; and her brothers, John Roland (Ronnie) and Robert (Bob) King.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters, Mildred (Midget), Virginia (Genni), and Barbara Jean (Barbie Jean); and her brothers, Edward (Eddie) and Jerry King.
She met her husband, Clair, in the Five and Dime in Centerville, where she worked at the candy counter. She followed him to Colorado Springs when he was stationed at Camp Carson and they were married by the Justice of the Peace in the El Paso County Court House (now the Pioneers Museum).
She worked for 20 years at the Alexander Film Company and was very active in the community. She was a member of OWN - Our Westside Neighbors, a Raggedy Ann Clown (where she walked in parades and visited children in area hospitals), a member of the Flutterwheels Square Dance Group which was started in the basement of their church, and a Goodwill volunteer.
She and her husband were inducted into the Southeast Area Square Dance Council Hall of Fame and were officers in the council. She was also an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church since she came to Colorado Springs.
When you hear the song "God Bless America," think a thought of Marty.
Per Marty's request, no services will be held.
Published in The Gazette on Mar. 12, 2014