Dec. 28, 1915 — April 17, 2013
Edna Rae Miller, 97, of Placerville, Calif., passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2013. She was born Dec. 28, 1915, in Clarksville, Ark., to Sam and Dora Atkins. She married Oscar Miller in 1936 and they lived in Missouri, Kansas, Virginia and California, settling in Placerville in 1951. She is survived by her daughter, Myrna (Miller) Hanses of Placerville; son, Bill Miller of Newcastle; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Stan Atkins (Mary); sister, Anna Jean Welsch; sister-in-law, Florence Atkins; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Edna graduated from Sacramento State University with a BE in Education in 1966 and taught Special Education classes in El Dorado County schools for 10 years until she retired in 1974. She was the author and coordinator for the book, “Mother Lode of Learning: One Room Schools of El Dorado County.”
Edna was active in many organizations such as Delta Kappa Gamma, El Dorado County Historical Society, Friends of the Library, El Dorado County Retired Teachers Association, Special Olympics and El Dorado County, Calif. Chapter of People to People International. She continued her interest in historical research, writing, gardening and travel during retirement. She and her husband visited Mexico, Canada and many parts of Asia and Europe.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be sent to DKG Epsilon Chi Scholarship Fund, 4859 Glory View Drive, Placerville, CA 95667, or to a charity of your choice. According to her wishes, a private family service will be held at a later date.