Margaret M. "Meg" Miller
1949 - 2021
BORN
1949
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Evergreen Mortuary Cemetery Crematory
3015 North Oracle Road
Tucson, AZ
MILLER, Margaret "Meg" M.

died on April 26, 2021 at her home and in her family's arms. Meg was born on August 5, 1949 in Akron, Ohio and is survived by her husband, Thomas "Tom" P. Miller, M.D.; her daughter, Sarah A. Logan; her son, William J. Miller and her granddaughter, Colette S. Logan.

Meg earned her both her B.A. and M.D. at The Ohio State University. Her post-doctoral training was at the University of Illinois and Northwestern University (Internal Medicine) in Chicago and at the University of Arizona (Rheumatology) in Tucson. She joined the faculty of the University of Arizona in the division of Rheumatology in 1980 and became the Director of Infusion Services at the University of Arizona Cancer Center while continuing her rheumatology practice. Meg was beloved by her patients, the clinic staff, and the fellows who she taught and mentored through her part-time teaching position with the University of Arizona's fellowship program. Her deep compassion for her patients, coupled with her persistent desire to help them achieve a quality of life, free of pain and suffering, was her driving force. Meg is remembered for her courage, strength, and grit. She battled cancer on three separate occasions. Her sense of humor and selflessness persisted through her dying days. Her dream was to grow old with Tom in the cabin they built on their beloved property in the San Juan mountains of Colorado. Her spirit will be felt when the wind blows through the aspens of Hasting's Mesa. A Celebration of Meg's Life for her relatives, friends, and former patients will be scheduled later this year. Arrangements by EVERGREEN MORTUARY.





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Published by Arizona Daily Star on May 2, 2021.
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My dear friend Tom I can´t find the words to your lost.I am so sorry to you and your family. I have thought of you in the last few years and have wished you peace.
Tamara burkhead
May 18, 2021
Meg was a great physician, mentor and friend. It was an honor to have had the opportunity to know her. I will always remember her for her courage and will miss seeing her at the ACR conventions. My sincere condolences to the Miller family during this difficult time.
Deb Doud
May 11, 2021
Deb Doud
May 11, 2021
So very sorry to read about your Mom, Sara and William. She was a favorite Mother. God Bless, XO. Ms. O
Mrs. O' Leary
May 8, 2021
Very sorry to read this obituary. I recall seeing Meg in the infusion area of the Cancer Center. My family and my best thoughts to her family.
Pete Reisinger
May 6, 2021
William Brooks
May 5, 2021
Meg was a wonderful physician and colleague. I will miss her! Blessings to her family.
William Brooks
May 5, 2021
It was an honor to have known Meg. She was wonderful and courageous person. She will be missed.
William Johnson
May 5, 2021
I´m so sad to learn of Meg´s passing. She was a wonderful & caring doctor. A truly first class rheumatologist. I feel so blessed to have known her. Thoughts & prayers are with her family & loved ones.
Nancy Carlstrom
May 2, 2021
I am so very sorry to hear this! What a loss to have to endure. A very special lady who will be greatly missed! The mold was broken when she entered this world! I still have the beautiful shot glasses she gave me for my wedding 11 years ago and they will be raised with something sweet inside, because that is how she made everyone feel! Hugs from Texas!
Agnes Yahl
May 2, 2021
I think of Meg as the person who (metaphorically) absolutely saved my life. When I was 33-years-old I was diagnosed with lupus by a rheumatologist in Alaska who advised me that lupus was a progressive disease with not much in the way of treatment and definitely no cure, that I would not be able to continue the independent life in Alaska that I had created and loved, and that I should make plans to move back to Arizona to be near my family so they would be able to take care of me. I was devastated. I went to the University Medical Center Department of Rheumatology to get a "second opinion" and had the random luck of meeting a young, smart woman doctor with a mind and a heart that were wide open. The first thing she told me was that the doctor in Alaska had done me "a terrible disservice". That there was all kinds of exciting new research and innovative thinking going on around the treatment of lupus. It was from her that I received the gift of renewed hope that I would be able to live the life I wanted. She always listened to me with a presence that is very rare in doctors and treated me, not as a patient who should just do as the doctor says, but as a respected "colleague" in the managing of my own disease. Over the next 35 years, we shared many personal stories and became friends, meeting for patio lunches several times and keeping up with each other's lives. I never met Tom but knew from Meg what a good doctor he was and of his joy and enthusiasm for building their little cabin in Colorado. I never met her son or daughter but we shared many of the ups and downs and the pride and the worries that come with being moms. I still have her cell phone number, and during this pandemic year had resolved that once the restaurants opened up again I would call her and try to make a plan for another patio catching-up lunch. I´m very sorry that won´t be able to happen now, because I always have wanted her to know what a huge effect HER life had on mine. I loved Meg's charming, gentle sense of humor. She was a one-of-a-kind, perceptive, compassionate, and powerful woman.
Kate McKelvey
May 2, 2021
Thank you to Meg´s family for sharing her with us infusion nurses for so many wonderful years! Her kindness, wit, and the awesomeness that she was will always be in my heart. She was so very wonderful and she is terribly missed. I pray God is near all of your hearts.
Elyse Martinez
May 2, 2021
We are so very saddened by the news of Meg´s death She will be sorely missed by many Her contributions to medical care at university Hospital will be her legacy Please know we send our deepest condolences Tom , Sarah and Willie Prayers to all Priscilla She´s
Priscilla and Jim Dalrn
May 2, 2021
I have always considered Meg a role model as well as a friend and colleague. She was the best Rheumatogist. It was with shock and sadness I read of her death today. My deepest sympathy to her family.
Linda Karl
May 2, 2021
Meg was so important to the nursing staff in Infusion that we anointed her "Honorary Nurse", a title never before, or after , bestowed upon any physician. Loved her updates on " Mr" Dr Miller, her kids and granddaughter. She will be deeply missed.
Fern Quigg
May 2, 2021
Meg was a wonderful friend and neighbor who will be missed by many friends, co workers , patients and of course, her family. Our family extends our condolences to Tom, Sarah and Will in this difficult time.
Robert J. Hunter
May 1, 2021
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