Monday, December 10, 2007

Obituary: Arlene L. (Williams) Miller

MADISON - Arlene L. Miller, age 92, passed away on Saturday morning, Dec. 8, 2007, at St. Mary's Hospital. She was born on Sept. 23, 1915, in St. Paul, Minn., to Roy and Carrie Williams. She came with her family to live in Madison as a teen. She graduated from Central High School, worked as a clerk for United States Arm Force Institute and became an Electrocardiograph Technician at the V.A. Hospital in Madison. She was the last living founder of the Blessed Martin House, now the St. Martin House on Beld Street. She taught sewing there for many years and was the director for a number of years. In November., 2004 she was presented a Lifetime Achievement Award. On May 28, 1998 in recognition of faithful service to the people of the community she was presented a Volunteer Award from the Madison Urban Ministry. She is survived by her three sons, Richard, Gerald (June), and Tom (Carol); six grandchildren; and her 10 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, William; her brother, Richard Williams; and her sister, Loraine Gothard. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at HOLY REDEEMER CATHOLIC CHURCH, 120 W. Johnson St., Madison, on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007, at 10:30 a.m. Msgr. Kevin Holmes will officiate with burial in Resurrection Cemetery. Friends and relatives may call from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the JOYCE-RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 5701 Odana Road, on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007, and also at the church after 9:30 a.m. on Thursday until the time of services. Joyce-Ryan Funeral Home and Cremation Services 5701 Odana Road (608) 274-1000

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on December 10, 2007

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