Portia E. Miller, 101, Westinghouse worker

September 27, 2004

Portia E. Miller, a retired Westinghouse worker and longtime resident of the Wesley Home in Mount Washington, died Tuesday of acute renal failure at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care in Towson. She was 101.

Born Portia Elizabeth King, she grew up in the Maryland Line area and in New Freedom, Pa. She moved to the Baltimore area to live with her daughter, Jacquelyn Shipman, who died in 2001.

Mrs. Miller worked for Westinghouse Electric Corp.'s manufacturing operations division in Baltimore from 1952 until she retired in 1968.

After several trips to Las Vegas, Mrs. Miller decided to move there, and she lived in Nevada for several years. In 1979, she moved into the Wesley Home in Baltimore.

There, she took up several hobbies, including caning chairs. She enjoyed drives in the country to visit friends and family.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 9 at the Wesley Home at 2211 W. Rogers Ave.

She is survived by three grandchildren, Douglas Williams of Centreville, Portia Sykes of Westminster and Robyn Anderson of Parkton; eight great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

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