Theza L. Miller, 92, of Cedar Rapids, died June 23, 2019 at Cottage Grove Place in Cedar Rapids. A family memorial service was held in her honor. Friends are invited to join the family at Cottage Grove Place in Sedlacek Hall on Saturday, June 29th anytime from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm to celebrate her life.
Tee is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth M. Bergeron and her husband, Alan Bergeron of North Liberty; two sons, Robert Scott Miller Jr. and his wife, Dyan, of Boston and John M. Miller and his wife, Dana, of Cedar Rapids. She is also survived by four grandchildren; Robert Miller and his wife Jillian, Katherine Grandgeorge and her husband Curt, Andrew Miller and his fiancé Kiersten Boudreaux, and Michele Miller; her sister in law, Dorothy Brecunier of Thousand Oaks, California, three great-grandchildren; Jack and William Grandgeorge and Olivia Miller, and eight nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Bob Miller, and her parents, Flora Blasker Lichtman and Henry Lichtman.
Tee was born on January 25, 1927 in New York City. She moved to Carmi, Illinois as a child and graduated from Carleton College in Northfield, Minn., as a chemistry major and math minor in 1949. She then moved to Minneapolis and worked as a food chemist at General Mills. She married Robert Miller in Carmi, lllinois, on June 12, 1954, and they returned to Minneapolis, where their three children were born. In 1960, the family moved back to Cedar Rapids, where Bob assumed the management of Martin's Dry Goods.
Nothing brought Tee more pleasure than spending time with family and friends. Her warm heart, intellect, grace, and generous nature will be greatly missed by those who knew her. She led a full life raising three children and was actively engaged in community organizations for decades, primarily supporting the arts. Tee’s ever-curious mind fed her love of travel and she believed it was vital for her children and grandchildren to greater appreciate the world through experiencing it directly. She was also a member of the Cedar Rapids Country Club and enjoyed participating in several social groups.
The family would like to thank Cottage Grove, Mercy Hospice, and Synergy Health for their compassionate care.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Tee’s name to the charity of your choice.