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“Dear Sue, Read, Cathy and Jen, Your parents made it possible that my husband (David Hinman) knew about and raised Southdown sheep as a 4-H member...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Debby Hinman - Acworth, NH

“Dear Sue,So sorry to hear about the passing of your mother,and so sorry that we will miss meeting her in July. I will be in touch soon,as I have only...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Elizabeth Hine

“Our heartfelt sympathies to you on the passing of such a magnificent mother and community leader. Both Gadys and Dwight will be missed by us all. ...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Bill McKim & Cheryl Wilfong - VT

“So sorry to hear of the passing of this wonderful lady. She inspired many in her life! ”
4 of 17 | Posted by: Diane (Wood) & Alan Saunders - VT

“We are very sorry for the passing of Gladys. She has been there for you, her family, and for the community for a long and giving lifetime. We will...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Dan Maravell

“Dear Susan, Read, Maylah, Cathy and Jen, I was sorry to hear about your Mother's passing. I remember visiting the farmhouse many times while living...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Carol Richardson

“To the whole Miller family, I wanted to express my sympathy on the passing of your mother, grandmother, and friend. I served several years on the...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Jason Morse

“So sorry to hear of Gladys passing. I will miss meeting her for supper on Fri. nites during the summer at Berts....She was a caring person & will...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Lois Willard

“Dear Susan, Read, Cathy and Jennifer, I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. What a person she was! So central to most of my memories of...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Alison Kitchen

“Dear Read, Cathy, Malah and the entire Miller family,Please accept our sincere and heartfelt condolences at your Mom's passing. From the first time...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Bhali Rikhye

“Gladys sounds like she was an amazing woman, and I'm thankful to her for giving the world the gift of my dear friend, Jennifer and her lovely...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Cindy Spreg

“Offering our deepest condolences during this time. ”
12 of 17 | Posted by: The Staff of Atamaniuk Funeral Home - VT

“Ellen Hellus & Family Susan, Read,Cathy & Jennifer,Sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. We surely miss your Mom & Dad stopping by...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: hazeltonkelley@yahoo.com

“Dear Sue,Susan and I are sorry for the loss of you mother and will keep her in our thoughts.Brian and Susan Flynn ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: Brian Flynn - Craftsbury Common, VT

“Always had a smile. ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: Stub Thomas - West chesterfield, NH

“Jen and Family - My thoughts are with you - I am truly sorry for your loss. I can still see your Mom and Dad dancing at your wedding. Great memories ...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Mindy Stone - St. Albans, VT

“Susan, Read, Cathy, and Jennifer, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. I have so many fond memories of both of your parents...parties at...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Nancy Finck


East Dummerston - Gladys (Braley) Miller, 79, of East Dummerston, Vt., passed away at home, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, April 26, 2013, following a period of ill health. Gladys Ward Braley, the youngest of four daughters, was born at home to George R. and Gladys (Ward) Braley in Putney, Vermont, in August 1933. She attended the one-room Washburn School for six years, Putney Central School and was a member of the last class to graduate from BHS in 1951. Gladys had some piano lessons, practiced her sister's lessons, and at the age of twelve was able to play the organ at the Putney Federated Church. She became fulltime organist there in high school. For over 40 years she has been the organist at Dummerston Congregational Church, UCC. On Easter Sunday, 1953, at the Putney Federated Church, Miss Braley married Dwight R. Miller, Jr. of East Dummerston, Vt. She moved to the farmhouse on Miller Road where Dwight grew up, and they lived there all their married life. In her early days in Dummerston, Mrs. Miller was an active member of Home Dem, PTA, the Evening Star Grange, and was a 4-H leader. Later, she volunteered at Dummerston School. The Millers had been members of Green Mountain Squares dance club—they met at a dance in West Dummerston. As a member of the Dummerston Congregational Church, Gladys served in many capacities including: Clerk, Deacon, and member of the Strawberry Supper, Apple Pie Festival, and Music Committees. Gladys and Dwight had been on the Waubanong 4-H Camp Board for many years, and were active Farm Bureau members. The Windham Co. Farm Bureau named her "1980 Farm Wife of the Year." Gladys had most recently been the Secretary of Vermont Farm Bureau, on the board of Windham County Farm Bureau, and the Chair of the Dummerston Community Chest. She was also a member of the Dummerston Historical Society and Dummerston Women's Assoc. For 43 years she was behind the making of thousands of apple pies for the church fundraiser, Dummerston Apple Pie Festival. She also made countless pies sold as "Mom's Pies" or "Grandma's Pies" at Dwight Miller Orchards' booth at the Brattleboro Area Farmers' Market for many years, and for special orders. Above all, Gladys was a homemaker—in addition to her husband and their own four children, she provided a home for nieces and nephews, exchange students through IFYE (International Farm Youth Exchange), School for International Training, and the horticultural program between Bath (England) University and UVM, as well as many others. Her home was always open, the coffee pot on, and she was a gracious hostess for any occasion. Gladys enjoyed watching birds at the feeder, listening to classical music, knitting prayer shawls, and doing crossword puzzles. She had a wide circle of friends, and doted on her children, grandchildren, and her cat, Mittens—all of them brought great joy to her life. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 55 years, Dwight R. Miller, Jr., in 2008, infant daughter Deborah Arms Miller, and her sister, Harriett Aplin. Mrs. Miller is survived by four children: Susan of Brattleboro, D. Read Miller, III, and wife Malah, of Dummerston, Catherine of Dummerston, and Jennifer and husband Jason Palmer of Kapolei, Hawaii; grandchildren Martha, Ruth and William Miller, and Kailey and Catherine Palmer; two sisters, Sylvia Barton of Springfield, Vt., and Ruth Allard of Dummerston; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral Services will be conducted Sunday, May 5th at 2:00 P.M. at Dummerston Congregational Church with Rev. Susanna Griefen, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the Miller family lot in Dummerston Center Cemetery. Following the committal services at the cemetery, a reception will be held at the Evening Star Grange in Dummerston Center. Friends are invited to call at the Atamaniuk Funeral Home Saturday from 7 to 9 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dummerston Congregational Church Memorial Fund, c/o Catherine Miller, 18 Canoe Brook Rd, Apt. 1, E Dummerston, VT 05346; or Dummerston Community Chest, c/o Jean Newell, Treasurer, PO Box 483, W. Dummerston, VT 05357.

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