Margaret D. Miller, 68, administrative assistant

February 28, 2004

Margaret D. Miller, a retired administrative assistant and homemaker, died of a heart attack Feb. 21 at her Glenelg home. She was 68.

Margaret Dolores Henson was born and raised in Laurel and graduated from Laurel High School. In 1956, she married Lee D. Miller Jr., an engineering draftsman. He survives her.

Mrs. Miller was an executive secretary at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Beltsville for several years until leaving to raise her family. In the mid-1980s, she returned to work as administrative assistant to the headmaster of Glenelg Country School. She retired in 2000.

Mrs. Miller was an accomplished cook and baker who enjoyed entertaining.

"She liked home-style cooking, and every time there was a family gathering she was asked to prepare her special potato salad," said a son, Keith D. Miller of Mount Airy.

She was an avid collector of silver bells, collecting more than 100, family members said. She also collected silver teaspoons.

Services were held Thursday.

In addition to her husband and son, Mrs. Miller is survived by four other sons, Michael Lee Miller of Glenelg, Bruce E. Miller of West Friendship, Kenneth W. Miller of Sykesville and Paul D. Miller of Street; three daughters, Linda Joyce Reed of Thornburg, Va., Janice Lorraine Miller of Ellicott City and Marjorie Lynn Leonard of Silver Spring; three brothers, Alvah Henson and George Henson, both of Laurel, and Phillip Henson of Glen Burnie; three sisters, Shirley Lanning of Laurel, Lillian Long of Waldorf and Minerva Montour of Baltimore; and six grandchildren.

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