Address: GreensboroDate of Death: Thursday, February 28, 2013
Arrangements: Henline-Hughes Funeral Home
Details: Dr. Mary Carleton Miller of Greensboro, NC died on Thursday, February 28, 2013.
A memorial service will be held 1:00 pm Friday, March 8th, at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Burial will be in the Gudger Hill Cemetery in Bakersville, NC at a later date.
Dr. Miller was born in Wilmington, Delaware, January 27, 1921, to the late Dr. Carleton Friend Miller, originally from Wallingford Connecticut, and the late Rena Estelle Gudger, originally from Bakersville, North Carolina. Carleton Miller was Professor of Chemistry at North Carolina State University, now the University of North Carolina at Raleigh, and at the University of Delaware. On his death Estelle Miller and Mary Miller moved to Bakersville.
Mary Miller graduated from Bowman High School in Bakersville, and from the North Carolina College for Women, now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She also studied at Cornell University, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Penland School of Crafts, Syracuse University, and the Rochester Institute of Technology, where she also taught. She received the degree of Doctor of Art and Education from Columbia University.
She returned to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro as a member of the faculty in the Department of Home Economics. She was instrumental in establishing the Department of Interior Design in the School of Home Economics, which is now the Department of Interior Architecture in the School of Human Environmental Sciences.
She was the author of the books, Perceptual Foundations of Interior Design and Color for Interior Architecture, and was a talented designer and pianist. She was a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church.
Memorials may be made to Bakersville Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Trish Stockton, 307 Kona Road, Bakersville, NC 28705.
Lambeth-Troxler Funeral Home is assisting the Miller family. The obituary and online condolences may be made to www.lambethtroxler.com. This Obituary Notice is a courtesy of Henline Hughes Funeral Home in Bakersville.