Vera Arlene Miller


Vera Arlene Miller

Feb. 14, 1928 – June 26, 2020

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. – Private funeral services will be held at a later date for Vera Arlene Miller, 92, of Southern Pines, N.C. Services are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines, N.C. is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be left at:

She died June 26, 2020.

Vera was born in Ida Grove, to Richard and Fannie Thornhill on Feb. 14, 1928. She married Vincent J. Miller of Arthur in 1948 at the Sacred Heart Church in Ida Grove where they resided until their retirement in 1984.

Vera was employed by the Iowa State Department of Human Services for 32 years, until retirement, when they moved to their home in Pinehurst, N.C., to be near their son and his family. In 2007, they moved to Southern Pines, N.C.

When not involved with golf activities, they enjoyed traveling and spending time with their two granddaughters.

Surviving are her son, Vincent R. Miller (Vinnie) and wife, Gail of Pinehurst; two granddaughters, Lindsay Daniels and husband, Lt. Col. Chris Daniels of Pennsylvania; and Dr. Caitlin Pugh, DMD and husband, Dr. Scott Pugh, DMD of Lexington, N.C.; and two great-grandsons, Ethan and Weston Daniels of Pennsylvania; she also has several nieces and nephews, including two special nieces, Kathy Shelley of Stockdale, Texas and Karla Hollemweuger and husband, Dr. Enoc Hollemweuger of Phoenix, Ariz.

Preceding her in death are her husband of 63 years, Vincent J. Miller; her parents, four brothers and three sisters.