Carolyne Grimm Miller
August 16, 1926 – June 27, 2020
Carolyne G. Miller, MS LMHC, passed away on June 27, 2020 in her sleep. “At 93, she won the game!” ~ an amazing life of love, children, travel, accomplishments. Daughter of Charles and Grace Grimm. Sister of Margie and Jean. Wife of Myles Sr., Richard and Don I. Mother of Myles Jr., Kathleen, Michael and Mary. Her amazing family includes Betsy, Derek, Ashima, Myles III, Mazlyn, and McKellen; Kathy, Michael III and Morgan; Dan, Dan and Jessica; Sandra, Steven and Andrea; Bunny, Bill, David, Valerie and Brittany; Don II and Nancy, Don III, Don IV and Taggy, Michael, Renee, James and Mia, Cissy, Lance, Bowen and Chase.
With a smile that could light up the room, she loved to dance in the moonlight, swim year round, was smart as a whip, could make an elegant feast and yet burn hard boiled eggs at the same time. She was charming, sociable, loving, caring, adventurous, persistent, faith-filled.
Her accomplishments include: a double Bachelor of Arts - Magna Cum Laude in Psychology and Sociology UCF; Master of Science Industrial Psychology UCF; Post Graduate Counselor Education UF/UCF; memberships in Phi Delta Kappa, Delta Tau Kappa, Am. Psychological Assn., Am. Assn. for Counseling Development, OC Adult Education Assoc., World Who’s Who of Women, Who’s Who among Human Service Professionals; published 8 papers.
Her church activities included Pastoral and Eucharistic ministries at St. Margaret Mary 1971-2015 and Women’s Guild at St. Kateri Tekakwitha 2015-2020.
During her 20 years as an army wife, Carolyne and Myles Mierswa, Sr., traveled from base to base all over the US, Japan and Germany with their children. She reinvented herself in the early ‘70s and received her BA and MS Degrees in Psychology/Sociology. She became a marriage counselor for Catholic Social Services, eventually moving on to create her own practice “West Orlando Counseling” and was an adjunct professor at Valencia Community College. She met Richard Miller in 1986 who “taught her how to love again”. After his passing, she moved to The Cloisters to retire. She met Don Napier, who “had a beautiful head of white hair”. They married on a mountain in Tennessee. Over the next twenty years, they traveled, played bridge, golfed and shopped at Costco. Their adventures of flying, driving, white water rafting and cruising included California, Hawaii, Bali, Singapore, Europe, Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico, Pike’s Peak, the eastern seaboard and all points in between. Moving to California was her last adventure ~ Bible Study, Bridge, community parties, church activities and still shopping at Costco.
A memorial gathering in California and Florida will be arranged at a future date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carolyne’s name to “PS We Love You” ~ a not for profit company that helps feed and educate poor children around the world 501(c)3 #27-2837929: PS We Love You, 23961 Decoro Dr #236, Valencia CA 91354