November 9, 2015
Katherine "Kay" Louise Miller of Aspen died peacefully in her sleep after a short illness on November 4th. Preceding Kay's death, she was surrounded by the love of her husband, family and friends.
Kay was born on August 8th, 1931 to Mary Alice and Arthur Hammerstrom in Jamestown, NY. She graduated from high school in Highland Park, MI and Summa Cum Laude from Michigan State University in 1953 where she was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. Kay married John W. Miller in 1953. The couple resided in Cambridge City, Indiana where they raised 6 children. Summers were spent at the family cottage on Lake Michigan near Frankfort, MI.
Kay was intelligent and creative and, with her sister, created Legacy Products and Medikins to help teach young patients and parents about medical conditions and procedures.
Her love for Aspen began in 1964 and in 1992 the couple moved to their Silver King home. Kay cherished their Little Annie mountain property and the cabin- that will be a part of memories for generations to come. Kay's Aspen life centered around Christ Episcopal Church, volunteer work at the Aspen Hospital, tutoring and enjoying her mountain lifestyle.
Kay is preceded in death by daughter Janie Miller (Rich Fake) and is survived by her husband of 62 years, John. Children: Carol Greenlee (Mike) of Grand Junction, Susan Olmert (Peter) of Sweden, Lance Miller (Kathleen) of Los Angeles, Kacey Kuhn of St. Louis, Emily Kloser (Mike) of Vail. Grandchildren: Stuart Kuhn (Paige), Wesley Kuhn (Jamie), Reeder Kuhn, Hayden and Anna Fake, Heidi and Christian Kloser. Sisters: Alice Weber (Ed) and Janie Tschudy (Bill) and nieces and nephews.
A memorial service for Kay will be held at Christ Episcopal Church on Saturday November 14th at 11:00 am with a reception immediately following at the Hotel Jerome. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your area chapter of Young Life (Giving.YoungLife.org) and/or Christ Episcopal Church of Aspen (ChristChurchAspen.org).
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