Carolyn Dinsmore Miller - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Carolyn Dinsmore Miller

July 17, 1932 - March 11, 2022

Carolyn Dinsmore Miller, age 89, of Delaware City, DE passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Friday, March 11, 2022.

Born in Delaware City, DE on July 17, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Alice Dinsmore. Carolyn attended and graduated from Delaware City School in 1950 with a graduating class of four.  She furthered her education at Goldey-Beacom college from 1950-1952.  Carolyn retired from the State of Delaware in 1992 and returned part time a few years later and fully retired at the age of 75. Carolyn worked as a Secretary and Treasurer to the Mayor and Council of Delaware City and served as a Councilwomen from 1990-1998.  She volunteered for the Delaware City Day Celebration for many years, including writing the Grant to get the necessary funds for this yearly celebration. She was a Delaware City Park Commissioner for 30 years. Carolyn was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Delaware City where she served as a Deacon and treasurer for several years.  In her leisure time, she enjoyed everything and anything antique.  Whether going to shows to collect or sell antiques, she passionately loved antiquing.  Carolyn enjoyed spending most of her summers at the beach and past that tradition on to her children and grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Carolyn was preceded in death by her daughters, Alice M. Miller and Linda J. Miller Watson; sister, Charlotte McCormick; and companion, Donald “Ducky” Williams. She is survived by her children, Susan Nemetz (Bill), Pat Michael (Jim), and Peggy Miller (Buff); son-in-law, Paul Watson; foster brother, Joseph Neel (Margaret); Grandchildren Keith (Fran), Erin, Ericka and Shalyn.  Her great-granddaughters Lillian and Mayson.  Her Children, Grandchildren and Great Granddaughters were her most precious gifts.

All services will be held privately.   Interment will be in Hickory Grove Cemetery, Port Penn DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Carolyn’s memory to the First Presbyterian Church of Delaware City, 138 Jefferson Street, Delaware City, DE 19706 or Seasons Hospice, 220 Continental Drive, Ste 101, Newark, DE 19713.


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12 Condolences for Carolyn Dinsmore Miller

  • So very sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts and Prayers to the family. She was a great friend and will be missed by many.

  • She grew tired and God saw that it was time to take her home. RIP dear Carolyn. You were loved by many and you will be missed.

  • Ms. Carolyn Was a pleasure to work with in the many years at the state. I enjoyed every day coming to see her smiling face at DPC. She blessed us all with her knowledge. She will be missed

  • I send my heartfelt Sympathies to the entire Family. May she RIP in the arms of the Angels.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with y’all ,Ms Carolyn you will be missed ❤️

  • Such a beautiful tribute to such a beautiful lady. Thankful for all the memories our families have had together. Bob and I giggle about taking Carolyn crabbing in Lewes. Thank you for sharing your mom with us. Peace and Love to all of you. ❤️🙏❤️

  • To the Miller Family
    your mom was a kind and thoughtful person she will always have a special place in our harts.

    Love and hugs Aunt Mary & Joey

  • So sorry for your loss our prayers are with you and your Jack&Tammy Miller

  • May you RIP sweet lady 🙏 ❤ condolences to the family.

  • Peggy & Erin,
    I am so sorry to hear this. Carolyn was a sweet and kind lady. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love and hugs.

  • So sorry for your loss She was such a nice lady and the same age as my mom. It is hard

  • To mrs. Miller’s children I’m so sorry for the loss of your mother she was a great woman and she will be missed I’m sending my prayers and you’ll be in my thoughts and prayers in the future what