By HDN Staff
HARLEM -- Margaret L. Miller, 83, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999, at a Chinook care center of natural causes.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church of Harlem with burial following in the Harlem Cemetery.
Miller was born Nov. 14, 1916, in Lehigh, to O.C. and Margaret (Zayats) Butler. She spent her early years in Great Falls before moving to Williston, N.D., in 1929, where she graduated from high school. After graduating she entered nursing school in Havre and Great Falls and graduated from Deaconess Hospital as a registered nurse.
On Feb. 1, 1939, she married L.M. "Mac" Miller in Havre. The couple resided in Harlem where they operated the Gem Cafe until 1951. She then went to work at the Fort Belknap Public Health Service Hospital and was there for 25 years. She later worked as a school nurse and gave home nursing courses.
She was a member of a groupwho established a playground in Harlem for children. The merry-go-round in the city park is a memorial of that time. She was active in the community, First Presbyterian Church and served on the board of the Senior Citizens Center.
She was preceded in death by her husband in June of 1980.
Survivors include a son, J.M. "Mickey" Miller of Great Falls; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association or the First Presbyterian Church in Harlem.
Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.