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Rita M. Miller, at the age of 93, was called home to our Heavenly Father October 16, 2016 surrounded by her son and daughter in Torrance, California.

She was born on April 13, 1923 to Emil and Caroline Eby at home in Monroe, Michigan where she lived until she moved to California in 1948 to escape the Michigan winters. She initially lived in Los Angeles and subsequently Inglewood. For the last 44 years, she resided in Rancho Palos Verdes.

Rita graduated from St. Mary's Academy in Monroe in 1941 at which time she started as an operator at the Michigan Bell Telephone Co. When she moved to California she became a Service Observer and then a Supervisor with the phone company.

She met her husband, John, at a Catholic singles club. They were married in 1954. She retired from the phone company in 1955 to become a full-time housewife and mother. However, that did not stop her from working tirelessly as a volunteer at church, school, scouts and in later years for Little Sisters of the Poor in San Pedro. She had over 35 years of service with LSP when it finally became too much for her.

Rita is survived by son, Michael (Amy); daughter, Carol Lopez (Nick), and six grandchildren, Brian (Lilia), Brendan, Kirsten, Joshua, Kevin and Elizabeth. She was preceded in death by her husband, John in 2012.

She will be greatly missed. A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, November 26, 2016, at 11am at St. John Fisher Parish with a reception to follow at her daughter's home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Little Sisters of The Poor, 2100 S. Western Ave. San Pedro, CA 90732. Please sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on Nov. 17, 2016
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