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
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
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
A brother, Orrin and a sister, Alberta, both died before
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.
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 www.dana-farber.org/gift.
Information provided by Lundy Funeral Home,
and Newzjunky.com, Watertown, N.Y.