MILLER, Lois Srb
Lois Srb Miller passed away peacefully at the Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, California on March 20, 2014 surrounded by her family.
Lois was born in Dodge, Nebraska on March 23, 1933 to Hugo and Grace Srb. She was the third among five siblings and is survived only by her sister Sarah Keating of Easton Maryland. She is survived by her husband of fifty seven years Charles (Chuck), three children, Steve, Mark and Catherine (Meek), and seven grandchildren Michael, Perry, Andrew, Amy, Patrick, Parker and Claire.
The family home was Lincoln, Nebraska where she attended the local schools. She was graduated from the University of Nebraska at age 20 and participated in many college activities including the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and particularly enjoyed working summers on Cape Cod with college friends.
Teaching sixth grade in Denver was her first job after college. Teaching mathematics in Jordan Junior High School in Palo Alto, California was her next job. She met and married Chuck who was a graduate student at Stanford in Palo Alto.
Her early married life was devoted to raising her family. She was completely involved in church and PTA activities first in Pasadena and then in San Marino since 1964. She believed that you gave back to your community and was involved on many boards such as Cystic Fibrosis, Girls Club, San Marino Chamber of Commerce, DaZe Thrift Shop, PanHellenic, Theta alumni, East Pasadena Republican Women's Club as well as many P.E.O. groups. Lois was always known as an enthusiastic and creative leader.
A 37 year member of Lake Avenue Church, her Faith was very important to her and a guiding force in her daily life.
In later years she decided to play Bridge. She studied diligently and became an accomplished player. She loved the challenge of the game and played in many groups and would substitute in others. Some of these would play at her beloved Town Club and others throughout the San Gabriel Valley. Many years ago she formed the P.E.O. Bridge Marathon as a fund raiser for the P.E. O. Retirement Home. Over 60 chapters were involved in the fifteen years she ran this with the aid of her husband. In recent years she and Chuck were able to take many cruises with bridge always as the focal point.
Lois loved a party and the details that made it special. She became a great organizer and party giver. This trait was perhaps best exemplified by the twenty two years of Fourth of July parties at her home where three generations learned about our Independence Day. One of the highlights of the party was a nine foot sandwich prepared by the guests.
Music made Lois' heart sing and she played the piano almost every evening. She will be missed greatly by her family and many friends.
There will be a memorial service at 11 am at the Lake Avenue Church Chapel, 393 N. Lake Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101 on April 26.
In lieu of flowers or gifts, please make a donation to one of the following; Huntington Memorial Hospital (H.E. A.R.T), 100 West California, Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105, or Lake Avenue Church, 393 N. Lake Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101. Cabot and Sons, Pasadena
Cabot & Sons Funeral Directors
27 Chestnut St Pasadena, CA 91103
Published in Pasadena Star-News on Apr. 17, 2014