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In Memory

Kathleen Lester (Miller)

Kathleen Lester (Miller)

Kathleen C. (Lester) Miller was born May 20, 1953 and passed away on May 30, 2002.

The following was written by Kathy's brother, Mel Lester Jr - 2011

"Kathy died in the Spring of 2002 after her body rejected a bone marrow transplant.  I was the donor and her death was crushing.  Kathy and I were very close and obviously, I knew her quite well for all of her too brief 49 year life -- through our school days, her marriage, and two cancers.  She was a cheerful giver, always sacrificing her own dreams to support those of her husband and daughter.  When she knew the end was near, all her affairs were put in order.  I never knew her to say an unkind word about anyone.

Circumstances permitting, I know Kathy would really have loved to attend her class reunion ."

Update 2021

Tucson Citizen (Tucson, Arizona) - 05 Jun 2002

MILLER, Kathleen Cecelia Lester, born May 20, 1953 in Washington DC passed into rest at UMC on May 30, 2002.  She leaves her husband of 31 years Steven Miller and beloved daughter Tanya Nicole; her parents Dr. (Melvin) and Mrs. (Jeanne) Lester; three brothers, Melvin, Eric and George Lester of OR; Dorothy Miller, mother-in-law; Dane and Sherlyn, brother and sister-in-law; uncles Richard Jones, Allen Lester, Robert Lester; and aunt Barbara Greene; also, numerous nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by an infant son, sister Mary Kate, and father-in-law La Mar Miller.  Employed by IBM as an ESS Product Planner, she moved to Arizona with her husband in July 1994.  A memorial service will be held at Sabino Road Baptist Church, 2710 N. Sabino Canyon Rd., Tucson, 85715.  The service will begin at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, June 6, 2002.  In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundations, P.O. Box 613, Annapolis, MD 21404-0613.  Arrangements by Bring's Broadway Chapel, 6910 E. Broadway.

Find-A-Grave.com - Kathy was cremated and her remains placed in an urn buried in the same plot as her younger sister, Mary, who proceeded her in death. Buried in Monte Vista Cemetery, Alamogordo, NM.


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03/11/11 09:06 PM #1    

Alice Morrison (Boyette)

 My family moved to Alamogordo from Illinois the summer before my sophomore year.  Kathy lived down the street from us and was one of the first friends I got to know. I remember her inviting me to a revival.  Being Catholic, I had no clue what a revival was!  It did have a lasting impact on me and I think of her as one who lived her faith.

03/16/11 07:48 AM #2    

Marilyn Martell (Day)

We went elementary at Buena Vista through High School together. I remember our teachers must have thought we were twins though we were not related. (She was the prettier and kinder one.) From 6th grade on in Reading class, there wasn't a week that a teacher didn't get us confused...funny the kids never did. I went over to her house several times growing up. She was soft spoken, very kind and gentle. I am sorry she suffered so much from cancer. She will be missed.

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