OBITUARY

Pamela C. Miller

February 27, 1953February 25, 2012

Pamela Cvetnick Miller was born on February 27, 1953 at Myers Clinic in Philippi, West Virginia to Maribelle Digman and T. Max Cvetnick. Pamela moved to Arlington, Va at age six and then later attended Wakefield High School. She attended Virginia Tech University and then returned to Arlington, Va to start her career in the sales industry as well as personal training. She was married to Ronald S. Miller in 1984, and together they birthed what Pamela considered her greatest success in life -- her three children Jared, Paige and Maren. Through the years of raising her children, she was very engaged in every aspect of their lives. From sporting events to volunteering at school activities, she was always there.

During the earlier years of her children’s lives, Pamela was very involved in physical fitness, as she became a Certified Personal Trainer and aerobics instructor. One of her children’s fondest memories of their mother is hearing her teach step aerobics from the studio in the basement of their home. Pamela also spent time playing slow-pitch softball for several years. She passed her athleticism and knowledge of physical fitness on to her children as all three were involved in many sports as they grew.

Perhaps Pamela’s greatest joy was her involvement with her children’s sporting events. She spent several years coaching her daughters’ softball teams at McLean Little League and when she wasn’t coaching she rarely missed a game, always there cheering for her child from the sidelines.

Her love and support for her children continued into their college and adult lives until she suddenly passed away on February 25, 2012 at the age of 58. She is survived by her three children Jared A. Miller (27), Paige C. Miller (25), and Maren A. Miller (22), father, T. Max Cventick, brother, Mark A. Cvetnick, friends, Ronald S. Miller and Verne Myren, and two cats, Daisy and Goldie.

Pamela’s second greatest passion in life was her love for animals. She was always supportive of animal rights and never went a day without a pet in her life. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Animal Welfare League of Arlington 2650 South Arlington Mill Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22206.

Arrangements under the direction of Arlington Funeral Home, Arlington, VA.

Services

  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 3, 2012
REMEMBERING

Pamela C. Miller

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Lauren Elasik

March 19, 2012

Dear Jared, Paige, and Maren,
I just learned of your mom's passing when I saw the beautiful pictures of you all with her on facebook. I remember your lovely mom and her vibrant energy from Churchill. I'm so sorry for your loss and I know you'll continue to make her so proud. Thinking of you and sending you love.

March 7, 2012

My son Teddy just shared with me the news of Pam's passing. I am shocked and saddened to hear of this loess. Having lost both of my parents this past year I know what you are going through.

I just ran into Pam recently in the grocery store. Of course after talking about where the kids were now, Pam told me about her new career....watching children! She gave all the credit to Paige for coming up with the idea. She said that she was loving it and also loved being back in McLean. It doesn't seem fair that she is gone.

I will always remember how kind and thoughtful Pam was to my family. She would volunteer to watch my children at a softball game if one of the girls had committed to sitting for me and then unexpectedly have to pitch a game. She always made it work out for everyone and I was forever thankful for it!

Paige and Maren, please feel free to stop by anytime to talk. I am so sorry for this tremendous loss.

Michele and Chris Petersen

Becky Wilson Shaia

March 5, 2012

To Jared, Paige, Maren, Mark and TMAX, and all of those who loved Pam. The service yesterday afternoon was truly one that honored Pam for who she was. I always thought our friendship, strengthened at Virginia Tech, would once again be strong. It will never be, but I am humbled by the love her family demonstrated yesterday. Bless you all.
Love,
Becky

del Carril Family

March 3, 2012

Dear Jared, Paige and Maren, We will remember Pam as a wonderful, caring mother and McLean volunteer who loved and cared deeply for you. Her home was always open to your friends. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and the rest of the family.
Maren: Agustina and I send you our love and hope to see you soon. We regret not being in DC to attend Pam's service.

Kate Rossier

March 3, 2012

We are very sad and shocked to hear of Pam passing away. What a beautiful and vibrant woman! We send our prayers and heartfelt best wishes to all of Pam's family. The Rossiers

March 3, 2012

Pam was a smart, fun and wonderful person. I have not seen her in some time. She will be missed very much. My condolences to her family. Dionne Davies and Dennis Crane (Alexandria, VA)

Denny-Brown family

March 3, 2012

Pam was a wonderful neighbor, a loving Mom, and was always there for PTA meetings at Churchill Road School. She was a generous person and our son Sinan always felt welcome in her family's home. We are sure that her children will carry her love in their hearts forever. Love & prayers

Cheryl Jakubowski

March 2, 2012

Pam had such a kind heart and gentle spirit. Seeing me after close to 40 years she exclaimed "you look the same, I would have known you anywhere". Oh yes very kind (she may have forgotten her glasses)! I have loved reading about all the lives she impacted as a Mom, friend & coach. I will always think of her smile, laughter, and ability to overcome hardship the best way she could. Kindred spirits always Pam. See you on the other side, Love, Cheryl Smith Jakubowski

Claudia Engel

March 2, 2012

Jared, Paige & Maren, My thoughts & my prayers are with you. Keep the memories of your dear mom close to your heart and she will always be with you. Love you!!!!

Claudia Engel

March 2, 2012

Pam was the most energetic volunteer when it came to her children's activities. She ran circles around the rest of us. I will always remember watching all of those baseball and softball games with her. I have such wonderful memories of a beautiful person and a most wonderful mom.