Kathy Miller, age 70, passed away at her son’s home in Raleigh NC on August 5th 2015 following a strong battle against brain cancer. Her funeral will be held at the Bryan-Lee Funeral Home at 831 Wake Forest Rd. Raleigh, NC 27604 on Friday August 7th at 3pm with a graveside service following. A memorial service will be held at her church Holy Covenant UCC 3501 W. WT Harris Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28269 on Tuesday August 11th at 6pm.
Kathy was born March 17, 1945 in Owatonna Minnesota to the late Edward John Deviny and Gayle Roberts Deviny. She is survived by her son Ian David Miller and his wife Kristi Miller, five grandchildren Kylie, Caleb, Darcy, Daniel and Natalie as well as two honorary grandchildren Pierson and Maylin. Other survivors include her two brothers Edward John (Jack) Deviny and Robert Michael (Mike) Deviny.
Kathy graduated from Hamline University and went on to earn advanced degrees at the University of Chicago and Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania. She worked in the Washington DC area as a research analyst and a database programmer for over 30 years before retiring and moving to Charlotte NC to be closer to family.
Kathy took great joy in her family and was quick to share stories and pictures of her son, daughter-in-law, and grandkids. Kathy loved to travel and enjoyed recounting her tales of trips to China, England, Greece, Ireland, and many more. Kathy was devoted to serving her community and volunteered regularly at the Free Clinic in Concord NC and serving in her church. She was an avid reader, rarely without a small collection of books she was currently reading at her side and a devoted member of book clubs. She greatly enjoyed the performing arts, attending plays, musicals and the symphony with friends. On Friday nights she would often be found enjoying ethnic foods, coffee and dessert (she never skipped dessert) with friends.
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Memorials may be made to New Day Charities (newdaycreations.com/foster/), Carolina Cross Connection (carolinacrossconnection.org), or the Charlotte Community Health Clinic (charlottecommunity healthclinic.org/)