Born in: Elm City, Tx
Resided in: College Station, Tx
Peggy Joyce Quinn Miller born July 19, 1937 in Elm City, NC to George Royce Quinn and Ruby Hazel Oakey of Elm City, NC passed away peacefully on November 15, 2020 at the age of 83.
The longtime resident of College Station, TX, was a 1955 graduate of Elm City High School in Elm City, NC, where she discovered her love of learning from her high school English teacher and mentor, Helen Simpson. Peggy was the first to graduate college in her family, earning a degree in Grammar Education from East Carolina University to become a Teacher. After graduation, Peggy took a rare opportunity to teach children of the Department of Defense (DoD) schools in Germany, and as a single-female of that era, was a pioneer, traveling the globe to over 35 countries with fellow teachers on weekends and during summers.
While in Germany, she met and later married Army officer Thomas H. Miller, her husband of 56 years of whom she enjoyed watching all-Aggie sports games. As a wartime military spouse and mother, she endured and supported her husband while in Vietnam, and later her son in Desert Storm. When her husband’s career-stations moved, so did Peggy’s, which resulted in a Master’s of Education degree from the then all-male Texas A&M University (Class of ‘68), and teaching at several schools across the U.S., including her last formal teaching position at Franklin High School in Franklin, TX. However, Peggy’s 30-year life-long career didn’t end. She continued to substitute-teach and tutor into her 80s, and remained highly tech-savvy using her iPhone and iPad daily to communicate with family and friends via email, text, and Facebook.
Peggy is loved, admired, and respected by so many. She was selfless, thoughtful and kind, and an Earth Angel, always offering or surprising people with help in some way. Please join us in celebrating Peggy’s life. She was a gift … a true gem with a sparkle that will live on in the many lives she touched.
Peggy is survived by her husband Thomas H. Miller of College Station, TX, sons John Miller (and wife Debra) of Frisco, TX and Greg Miller of Arlington, TX, sister Brenda Arrington of Elm City, NC, brother Jerry Quinn of Picayune, MS, and five grandchildren: Kimberly, Laura, Kayla, Katherine, and Kevin, as well as, several nieces and nephews and friends.
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