Jeanette M. Miller, 80, psychiatric social worker

August 04, 2004

Jeanette M. Miller, a retired psychiatric social worker and former Baltimore resident, died of cancer Friday at a nursing home in Washington. She was 80 and had been a longtime resident of the District of Columbia.

Born Jeanette Martick in Baltimore, and raised above Martick's Tavern at 214 W. Mulberry St., which her parents owned and operated, she was a 1942 graduate of Forest Park High School.

During World War II, she worked at the former Glenn L. Martin Co. plant in Middle River, building B-26 Marauder bombers.

She earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland in 1948 and a master's in social work from Smith College in Northampton, Mass., in 1954. She subsequently held jobs at the former Spring Grove State Hospital in Catonsville and with Jewish Social Services of the District of Columbia.

In 1962, she married Nathan Miller, a reporter for The Sun who became a historian and author. While her husband was the newspaper's bureau chief in Rio de Janeiro, Mrs. Miller was a consultant to the Brazil State Child Guidance Clinic.

She was a mental health counselor with Family and Child Services of Washington for 29 years until retiring in 1999, and also maintained a private practice that aided low-income alcoholics, mentally disabled parents and the terminally ill.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Gawler's Funeral Home in Washington.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two brothers, Morris Martick and Alexander Martick, and a sister, Rose Martick, all of Baltimore.

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