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Ruth Adams Miller


1926 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Ruth Adams Miller Obituary
January 15, 1926 - February 4, 2016 Longtime Whittier resident, Ruth Adams Miller passed away February 4, 2016, at her home from natural causes. She will be remembered most for her lifetime love of gardening, reading mysteries, antiques, traveling the world and opening her home to family and many foreign students while teaching at Whittier College. Ruth was born January 15, 1926 in Albany, NY to Katherine Oberholtzer Adams & John Quincy Adams. She was married for 37 years to Keith W. Miller the former Whittier Mayor and Councilman (1962-1974) who preceded her in death in 1986. She graduated from Vassar College (BS); Yale University School of Nursing (MSN); University of Southern California (JD). She was employed as a Public Health Nurse with Los Angeles County; a Political Science and Government faculty member at Whittier College (1959-1971) and as Dean of Women Whittier College. Ruth was active in a broad range of community activities including Child Guidance Board Whittier Presbyterian Church Women's Auxiliary Board at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital Friendly Hills Women's Club Board AAUW Red Cross The Girl Scouts of America Survivors: daughters-Kitty Miller Shulman (Bob), Betsy Miller Angevine (Mark) and Maggie Miller Bernal (Tom Baccaro); grandchildren-Emma Angevine Narvaez (Alex), Frances Angevine, Ben Bernal and Kacie Bernal; great grandchildren-Teddy Narvaez and Madeline Narvaez. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to: The Soroptimist of Whittier Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 468, Whittier, CA 90608-0468 or the Whittier branch of the American Association of University Women Myra Long Fund, P.O. Box 5333, Whittier, CA 90607-5333 A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Feb. 17, 2016
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