Jo Anne T. Miller, 71, volunteer

August 27, 2006

Jo Anne T. Miller, a homemaker and volunteer, died of cancer Aug. 20 at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The former Baltimore resident who lived in St. Michaels was 71.

She was born Jo Anne Trice in Washington and raised in Culpeper, Va. She attended Stephens College and the University of Maryland.

From 1956 to 1961, she worked as a dental assistant and head dental assistant for several Washington dentists.

In 1971, Mrs. Miller moved to Ridgewood Road in Roland Park, just a few months after her husband, James R. Miller Jr., had been appointed to the U.S. District Court by President Richard M. Nixon.

While living in Baltimore, she had been active with the Girl Scouts, served as chairman of the Roland Park Country School Holiday Bazaar and was youth program coordinator at First English Lutheran Church, where she was a member.

In 1986, she moved to Bozman, and since 2000 had lived in St. Michaels, where she served on the board of the Community Center and established Santa's Wonderland, a feature of the Eastern Shore town's annual Christmas celebration.

Mrs. Miller enjoyed doing crafts and entertaining family and friends.

She was a member of Bozman United Methodist Church in Bozman, where a memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Sept. 16.

Surviving are her husband of 49 years; two sons, James R. Miller III of Catonsville and Andrew C. Miller of Baltimore; two daughters, Merrie H. DeLauder of Easton and Katherine T. Goldberg of Greenwich, Conn.; a brother, Frasia D. Trice Jr. of Southport, N.C.; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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