No Services are planned at this time for Dorothy Louise Miller, 92, Lawrence.
She died June 12, 2022, at LMH Health in Lawrence.
Dorothy Miller was born September 12, 1929, in Kansas City, Missouri. She was the last surviving child of DA Miller and Mamie Thompson Miller. She grew up in Olathe, attending school there until her senior year when her family moved to Lawrence. Dorothy graduated from Lawrence High School in 1947, which is known at that time as Liberty Memorial High School.
Dorothy attended KU for a year but left school to work at Douglas County Bank in 1952. Dorothy began working at the bank the year it opened and held a long career with them. She started out as a teller and moved up to financial services. In 1993, after 42 years with the bank, Dorothy retired.
Dorothy’s special interests include canoeing, rafting, hiking, and singing in Sweet Adeline’s, a women’s Barbershop chorus. Dorothy has traveled extensively to nearly all of the United States. Her international travel includes Africa, Europe, England, Central America, and Canada. Many of these trips were through Adventure Women.
Dorothy supports a number of philanthropic organizations. Her special interest is with the Kansas Chapter of Nature Conservancy. The Nature Conservancy in Kansas is involved in saving the tall grasses native to Kansas, including the Konza Prairie near Manhattan and the Tall Grass Prairie near Cottonwood Falls.
Dorothy enjoyed the outdoors, taking walks along the nature trail near her home, feeding birds and planting a few flowers. She was a volunteer at Lawrence Memorial Hospital working in the Gift Shop.
What Dorothy loves the most in life is: “freedom to do as I please.