Dorothy P. Miller
November 15, 1931-February 22, 2016
Dorothy P. Miller, age 84, of Newark, Delaware, died on Monday, February 22, 2016. Known for her love of nature, Dorothy dedicated her life to the protection and conservation of the White Clay Creek Valley. She was an avid birder, enthusiastic botanizer, and respected environmental activist. Dorothy and other members of a Delaware Coalition fought the building of a dam on the White Clay Creek. Her enthusiasm for the project was infectious and helped to convince elected officials, government employees, and the general public of the importance of keeping the creek free flowing. She also helped influence Congress to name the White Clay Creek as a Wild and Scenic River. In recognition of 50 plus years of effort on these projects and many others, she is pictured on a permanent placard at the White Clay Creek Nature Center, and a City Park is named in her honor.
Dorothy is survived by her loving husband, Dr. Robert K. Miller; daughters Karin Duncan (Jeff) and Cynthia Miller (Sabrina); two grandchildren, Kaley and Daniel Duncan; and her three sisters Ann Comer, Barbara Muschlitz, and Carol Meek.
At the request of the family, services will be held privately.
If you wish to honor Dorothy’s memory, the family suggests you make a donation to Guiding Eyes for the Blind, one of her favorite charities, or just take a walk at White Clay Creek State Park.