Dorothy Frances Miller Davis of Leander was born April 29, 1930, at home in Verona, N.Y. She was the oldest daughter of nine children born to Frances Loveland Miller and Raymond R. Miller.
She was preceded in death by her husband “Bud” by two weeks; her parents; brother, Raymond Miller; sister, Louise Marie Miller; daughter, Sandra Leigh Davis; and possibly a sister, Arvilla May Miller who is still missing at this time.
She is survived by her children, Dee Szewcyk and husband Joe of Oklahoma, Tena Jones and husband Ron of New York, Alice Torian and husband Gary of Brownwood; and grandchildren, Dena Torian of Brownwood, Shriena Ghazzagh and husband John of Waco, Chappell Torian of Spring; by her sisters, Flora “Sue” Gillar of Austin, Janet Vanerworker of New York; brother, William Miller of North Carolina, Leroy Miller of Delaware; numerous nieces and nephews; and a special daughter, Lee Clemens.
. She was very excited and looking forward to being a great-grandmother this fall.
Dorothy was a loving wife of 63 years to Bud, a good mother and a very musically gifted woman who even in ICU on breathing treatments yodeled for staff and with her sister. She played multiple instruments as well. She was a member for life of the meat cutter union from her earlier career at the “Super Duper” grocery store of Camden, N.Y. When they moved to Leander, Texas, in 1973 she worked her way from Nurse’s Aide to Office Secretary, and then Activities Director of a nursing home. Always working with her family through the years. She then worked as head baker of Service America at IBM of Austin until she retired early due to lung disease. She was very well known as the best baker, due to baking and for the biggest, best cream puffs. She was requested by many high level folks of Austin to do the baking and catering. When she retired she spent many happy years enjoying Bud’s and her beautiful flowers and garden. Dorothy and Bud have lived the past few years in Brownwood with family, She loved her church family and always supported them and attended when she could. She was loved by all the hospital staff and tried to show them love back for her good care by most until the end. She loved her doctor A. Tindol telling all that she did. She will be greatly missed.
Dorothy will be cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later date.