Alma L. Miller

May 16, 2013

CARTHAGE, N.Y.  —  Alma L. Miller, 71, of 36547 Jackson II Road, died early Thursday morning, May 16, at her home, under the care of her famiy and Hospice of Jefferson County. She had fought a courageous battle with cancer for the past three and a half years.

Born Nov. 15, 1941, in Canton, the daughter of Andrew & Flora Taylor Caswell, she was a 1959 graduate of Canton High School and a 1961 graduate of Canton ATC. 

She married Richard L. Miller on Sept. 17, 1961, at the Canton First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. James Bower officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Miller operated dairy farms in Copenhagen and on the Martin Street Rd. in Carthage until 1997. 

Alma was a member of the Argonauts, a Deacon of the Deer River Congregational Church, a member of the Ladies’ Fellowship and a former 4-H instructor. She loved golf, cross country skiing, cooking and gardening. She also enjoyed spending time at her cottage on Pleasant Lake. 

Her favorite times were spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Suriving are her husband, Richard, at home; a son, Mark Miller, Lake Bonaparte; a daughter and her husband, Julie and Richard Chisholm, Carthage; a son and his wife, Zach and Joan Miller, Natural Bridge; seven grandchildren, Taylor and Heather Miller, Alicia, Marissa and Joshua Chisholm and Morgan and Garrett Miller; her siblings and their spouses, Helen Downey and Don, Star Lake, Dorothy and James Morrison, Canton, Arlene and Edwin Perrigo, Richville, Iona and Bill Brewer, Canton, Alson and Maryanne Caswell, Heuvelton, Karl and Peggy Caswell, Canton, Arvilla and Vernon Aldous, Canton, Leda Perkins, Port Richie, Fla., George and Diana Caswell, Canton and Keith and Sue Caswell, Madrid; a sister-in-law, Mary Lou Caswell; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A brother, Orrin and a sister, Alberta, both died before her.

A funeral service will be held 7 p.m. Monday, May 20, in the chapel of the Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Inc., 500 State St., Carthage, with Rev. Chris Paine, pastor of the Deer River Congregational Church, and the Rev. Loren Widrick, Sr., officiating. Visitation will be held 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, prior to the service.

Memorial donations may be made to support cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or via

Information provided by Lundy Funeral Home, Inc., and, Watertown, N.Y.