Juanita B. Millican, SSA analyst, gardener

March 03, 2010|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

Juanita B. Millican, a retired Social Security Administration analyst and a gardener, died Sunday of lung cancer at her Ten Hills home. She was 79.

Juanita Brown, the daughter of farmers, was born in Ragland, Ala., and graduated from Woodlawn High School in Birmingham, Ala.

She attended the University of Maryland, College Park, and worked as an SSA analyst from 1969 until retiring in 1996.

An avid gardener, Mrs. Millican was president of the Ten Hills Garden Club at her death and was a member of the Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland, where she established its Web site and also edited Gardenews, the organization's newsletter.

She was also an active member of the Baltimore chapter of Ikebana International, a cultural organization that promoted the Japanese art of flower arranging.

Mrs. Millican was a longtime communicant of St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church, where she served as a member of its garden guild.

In addition to her interest in gardening, Mrs. Millican enjoyed travel.

Her husband of 33 years, James E. Millican, who was an SSA management analyst, died in 1984.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at her church, 4711 Edmondson Ave.

Surviving are a son, George J. Millican of Columbia; four grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Her daughter, Margaret Millican Lyker, died in 1989.

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