Eunice Taylor Miller, 88, of Hillsboro died March 6, 2009 at Hill Regional Hospital. Eunice was born to Charlie and Arrilla Carver Taylor on March 2, 1921 in Knox County, Texas. At the age of two her family moved to San Saba County. Eunice graduated from San Saba High School in 1938. Her mother died in 1933 and afterwards she spent summers and vacations in Knox County with her Carver relatives whom she loved dearly.
In 1939 she moved to Abilene, Texas, attended Draughons Business College, and began work for an oil refining and drilling company from 1940 to 1945. While in Abilene she met Horace (Pat) Miller from Belton, Texas. He was called into military service in 1942 and was overseas until late 1944. The U.S. Air Force stationed him in Oakland, California and they were married in Berkeley, California on April 29,1945.
During the World War II years Eunice worked and resided in Abilene. She became a Red Cross volunteer nurse’s aide and worked nights and weekends at Hendrieks Hospital until April 1945.
They became a U.S. Air Force family and enjoyed a happy life moving from place to place, having many Air Force friends. This life brought them from Biloxi, Mississippi to Connally Air Force Base in Waco in August 1951.
They resided in Bellmead where their two children attended La Vega schools and the family was active in all school activities, Boy Scouts, Little League, and all youth activities of the Northside Church of Christ (formerly La Vega Church of Christ).
In 1956 Eunice began work for the law firm of Naman, Howell and Smith. When she began working, there were six lawyers and four non-lawyers. When she retired from the firm after 35 years, they had moved two times to larger quarters, and employed some 40 to 45 lawyers and 50 to 60 non-lawyers.
Growth of the firm helped her develop many friends and co-workers. Eunice was active in local and state legal organizations and published several articles on legal training procedures. She always gave credit to attorneys Cullen Smith and Albert Witcher for teaching her how to accomplish and love legal work in a law office.
Eunice is survived by a step-brother, Bill Johnson of McAllen; one son, Charles T. Miller and wife, Anna of Bynum; daughter, Susan Jordan and her husband, Ward of Daingerfield; two grandsons, Wade Miller and his wife, Jill of Belton; and Kyle Miller and his wife, Crystal of Abbott; four great- grandsons, Peyton; Nolan; Jax and Chase; one step-grandson, Jason Jordan and his wife, Beth; and step-granddaughter, Christy Wilkerson and her husband, Carl; six step-great grandsons and one step-great granddaughter all of Daingerfield.
Eunice was preceded in death by her dear husband in August 2002, her mother and father; step-mother; and step-sister.
Eunice was a life member of Northside Church of Christ in Bellmead. She moved to Hillsboro in 2006 and attended College Hill Church of Christ and Bynum Church of Christ.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m Monday, March 9 at Bellmead Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation was held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 8 at Bellmead Funeral Home.
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