Ernie-Lee Miller
1931 - 2020
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Ernie-Lee Miller

La Luz - Ernie-Lee Miller, 89, better known as "Ma" to those who love her most, passed away surrounded by family and friends on September 3, 2020. She was born January 27, 1931 in Duro, NM.

She was a true Otero County Pioneer Women whose love for this community is shown by the works she has done for Alamogordo Founders Park, which are not only beautiful artistically but are also based on the appreciation and understanding of the people and the history of the Tularosa Basin. Ernie-Lee was a renowned artist whose amazing artwork hangs in homes and businesses throughout New Mexico and the world.

She was met in heaven by her husband, Don and her two sons, Don Lee and Scott.

She is survived by her daughter Tonya WilliamSon, her husband Rick and their children Levi and Shyla WilliamSon and Tim and Amber Carroll. She is also survived by Scott's wife, Donna Miller and their children Lacy and Fawna Miller and Shannon and Chelsea Miller. She treasured her loving great grandchildren, Tayler, Conner and Kaylee WilliamSon, and Aubrey and Zane Carroll.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate Ernie-Lee's life on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 10:00 am at the Miller home, 110 Griffin Road, La Luz. Please bring a covered dish and join the family after the celebration, for an old-fashioned country reception.

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Tularosa Basin Historical Society.

The Miller family has entrusted the cremation arrangements to PCS. To sign the register book, please visit www.cremation-pcs.com




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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Sep. 4 to Sep. 6, 2020.
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September 11, 2020
Thank you Ernie for inspiring me in being a artist.... you will be missed and treasured by your friends and family
Tina Beltran
Friend
September 8, 2020
Thoughts and prayers to the family.
Billy and Ashley Mcdaniel
Friend
September 7, 2020
Always remember, not only was Ma loved, she was love. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief that will ease into a lifetime of loving memories.
Lynda Landers
Friend
September 7, 2020
She was such an amazing person! My heartfelt prayers to the family.
Denise Klump-Hobson
Friend
September 7, 2020
Such an amazing talented artist and kind genuine lady. She was a long time client of my former boss. I loved discussing art with her when she came into the office. She will be greatly missed. My deepest condolence to her family and friends. You are all in my prayers.
Michele Foster Colvin
Acquaintance
September 5, 2020
So sorry to hear this. The entire miller family have always been my friends and always will be. The lord has a wonderful family with him. God bless.
Don Reece
Friend
September 5, 2020
My heart goes out all of Ernie Lee's family. My earliest memories of her and my mother Lucy I shall cherish
forever . The beautiful painting she did of my mom and my younger brother Patrick is still displayed and admired by all who visit our childhood home, also known as the old Grampa Billy Mauldin house. She was a true friend to my mom through their motherly duties volunteering at the old La Luz Elementary School while their boys attended there. Although La Luz has lost a Grand Lady, Heaven has gained another pillar and great artist. I'm sure gorgeous sunsets are soon to appear.
With my deepest regards, Michael Flores
Friend
September 5, 2020
Such a beautiful soul inside and out. We shared the love of art and the love of grandchildren. She was encouraging and loving. She made you feel like you had a special place in her heart for you. Her passing has brought back such special memories and tears of joy and sorrow. God Bless her family.
Dawndee Webb
Friend
September 5, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Ernie-Lee was an amazing woman and will be greatly missed. The family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Tristan (Bednorz) Nielsen
Friend
September 5, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
John & Toots Green
Friend
September 5, 2020
Tonya we are so saddened to hear of the passing of this beautiful woman. She loved everyone and everyone loved her. She will be truly missed but will always be in your hearts. God bless you all
Jaime & Mary Helen Anderson
Friend
September 5, 2020
Amy and I were blessed to have known Mrs. Miller. She, along with rest of her amazing family, are true examples of what it really means to be a “family”- unconditional love for each other! She will be dearly missed, but her legacy continues through her family and those she touched. May our Dear God provide all her family and friends special comfort during this difficult time. GOD BLESS! Sincerely, Vic and Amy Gonzales
Víctor S. Gonzales
September 4, 2020
Truly beautiful woman! Loved by all. Tanya her beauty lives on through you. May God surround your family with comfort. Love to all
Laura Stadjuhar
Family
September 4, 2020
So sorry to hear this news. I know there is a big party going on in heaven! We were so happy to have been able to come to the reunion in 2014 and see everyone...Aunt Ernie was so special in Wilma's life. All our love to everyone.
Mike and Barbara Sokolofsky
Barbara Sokolofsky
September 4, 2020
I will miss Ernie Lee she is the one who first sparked my interest art when she did many paintings of my grandfather. Condolences to Tanya and the whole family
Pennie Strawbridge-Espiritu
Friend
September 4, 2020
Tonya, Amber and all of the Miller family. Our hearts are broken to hear the news of Ernie’s death. Such a tremendous loss for you all and the community that Ernie loved and contributed so much to. What a legacy she left. Everywhere you look you see Ernie’s touch. I can’t remember a time that she wasn’t involved in our lives. We will miss her spunk. She will live on in all our hearts. I am so honored to have the wedding painting she did of John and I. Please know that your family is always in our hearts. We love you all.
Stephanie (SKY) Yates
Friend
September 4, 2020
I am so sorry to hear this news. It was a pleasure to have met Ernie! Her art hangs in my home and is treasured by my whole family.
Staci Wagner
Family
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