Cecilia Miller, 85

DOWNEY - Cecilia Mary "Casey" Miller, a longtime Downey resident, passed away at home surrounded by family on March 28.Miller was born Oct. 22, 1923. She lived in Downey for 65 years with her husband, Rafe Banks Miller, Sr., who preceded her in death in 1993. For the past 31 years, Miller was active at the chiropractic office of her son, Dr. Jeff Miller. She became a strong advocate of alternative health care and was the inspiration for four of her children attaining doctor of chiropractic degrees. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cal State L.A. and a lifetime teaching credential from Gov. George Dukemajian. During the last 10 years of her life, she devoted her time to Bible study interpretation. She is survived by children, Rafe Miller and his wife, Karen, Patricia Miller and her partner, Roger Kavan, Michael Miller and his wife, Karen, William Miller and his partner, Faith Jordan, and Jeff Miller; sister, Helen Ceizyk; and grandchildren, Alexa, Brendan, Madison, McCall, Garrett, Matthew, and Andrew. In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by her youngest daughter, Kathleen Miller VanAuken, in 1979. A memorial service will be held Thursday at Newport Mesa Church in Costa Mesa. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested contributed to Newport Mesa Church, 2599 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa, CA‚Äà92627, or the Ruby Ranch Horse Rescue based out of Ramah, Colo.

********** Published: May 1, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 2