Ruth Elaine Miller
February 6, 1922 – May 3, 2013
Ruth Elaine Golden Miller passed away peacefully on May 3, 2013. She was born on February 6, 1922, in Corsicana, Texas, to Sarah and Mace Golden. She attended the University of Texas in Austin and remained an avid lifelong Longhorn football fan. During World War II she moved to San Antonio to work in an aircraft riveting plant, and it was there that she met Sam Miller on a blind date. She and Sam soon married, had two children and moved to Austin in 1950. Ruth worked for many years as a bookkeeper for the family business, House of Seat Covers at 10th & Lamar, and later as a teller at First Texas Savings. She was passionate about keeping fit and swam at the downtown Y and walked regularly. Ruth enjoyed volunteering as a Candy Striper at Seton Hospital. She loved animals and was devoted to her family. She was a proud unofficial Austin and Texas ambassador whenever she traveled. Ruth will be dearly remembered by her son, Stuart Miller, her daughter, Sue Bires, granddaughter, Macey Bires, by her brothers and sisters-in-law, Allen and Martha Golden and Ed and Dolly Golden, by her niece, Beth Golden Marsh, Neil, Gail and Nancy Miller and other beloved nieces and nephews. She will be remembered for her good nature and ever-cheerful attitude by many more family and friends. Graveside services May 5, 2013, at 10:30am at Cook Walden/Capital Parks Cemetery, 14501 N. IH-35 in Pflugerville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ruth’s memory to Congregation Beth Israel of Austin or to a charity of your choice.
- Graveside Service Sunday, May 5, 2013