Carrie Eva L. Miller

The memorial service for Carrie E. L. Miller, 87, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Private inurnment will be at a later date at the Mount Olive Columbarium in Lake Havasu City, Ariz.
Mrs. Miller died Monday, July 26, 2010, at her home in Lawrence.
She was born May 22, 1923, in Marshalltown, Iowa, the daughter of William A. and Violet Holden Bowers. She had lived most of her life in Waterloo, Iowa, and then in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., before moving to Lawrence in December 2005.
She served as a Seaman 1st Class in the U.S. Navy (WAVES) during World War II.
She was a homemaker, foster mother, Waterloo public schools employee, and an active member and dedicated volunteer at Lamb of God Lutheran Church. She served as a volunteer at the local hospital in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., for 25 years.
Mrs. Miller was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Lawrence and was a volunteer for the Cans for the Community in Lawrence. After moving to Lawrence, she became an avid Jayhawk fan.
She married Clyde Miller on June 16, 1945, in Alameda, Calif. He preceded her in death in October 2008.
She was also preceded in death by a brother and a sister.
Survivors include three daughters, Linda L. Klinker and husband Walt, of Lawrence, Nancy Ann Black and husband Doug, of Holly Lake Ranch, Texas, and Peggy Jo Wilhelms and husband Lee, of Shell Rock, Iowa; a brother, Joe Bowers, of Waterloo, Iowa; eight grandchildren, Chad, Michael, Sarah, Matthew, Katie, Bo, Joe and Rachel; and seven great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to the Lamb of God Lutheran Church in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., or to the charity of the donor’s choice, sent in care of the mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.
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