Dorothy Miller

MERCER ISLAND, Wash. Dorothy (Urquhart) Miller, 82, of Mercer Island, Wash., died after a long illness Monday, Feb. 11, in Bellevue, Wash.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Hillcrest Lawn Memorial Chapel, with burial at Highland Cemetery. Schnider Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Dorothy "Dodie" (Urquhart) Miller was born on Sept. 19, 1930, in Great Falls to Charles and Stella (Bowman) Urquhart of Salem. Dorothy graduated from Great Falls High School in 1947. She received a bachelor's degree from the University of Montana in 1951, and was a member of the Sigma Kappa sorority. Dorothy was a stewardess for Northwest Airlines from 1951 to 1956, flying out of Minneapolis, Portland and Seattle.

Dorothy and Rudolph Miller were married in 1956, and made their home in Seattle, Wash. They later divorced in 1977, and Rudy died in 1995.

In her younger years, Dorothy played tennis and golf. She was a skier and an original member of the Forelaufer Ski Club. Dorothy was an avid bowler, participating in several leagues over the years and many tournaments. Dorothy was a sports fan, she especially enjoying baseball.

Dorothy is survived by her son, Hugh (Donna) Miller of Mercer Island, Wash.; daughter, Elizabeth (Patrick) Wilson of Redmond, Wash.; grandchildren, Samuel Wilson, Quinton Miller and Nicholas Miller; sister-in-law, Mary Urquhart; and many nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was a wonderful mother and grandmother and was very proud of each of her children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Charles Jr. (Barbara) and Duane Urquhart.

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Published in Great Falls Tribune on Feb. 24, 2013