Miller, Dorothy, 89, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, died peacefully at Mission Hospital on July 16, 2008, from colon cancer.
Born at St. Charles, Missouri, on Sept. 8, 1918, to Louis Elfgen and Dorothy Baumann Elfgen, She lived her childhood and most of her adult life in St. Louis, Missouri. She graduated from Rosati-Kain High School for Girls in 1937.
In 1946, Dorothy married the late Julius Frederick Miller, an Army veteran who fought in the Pacific in World War II. Together they had one son.
Following the death of her husband in 1967, Dorothy continued to live at the family home in St. Louis until 1977, when she moved to Hawaii, Virginia, and California to be near her son and his family. She moved to Dana Point in 1985 and was a member of St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church until her death. Since 2005, she last resided at Brighton Gardens in San Juan Capistrano.
Dorothy is survived by her son, Jules Frederick Miller of Dana Point and his wife, Sheila; her grandson, Julian Elfgen Miller of Dana Point; and her grandson, Cadet Justin Baumann Miller, USAF, of Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Visitation, Sunday, July 20th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at O’Connor Mortuary, 25301 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Hills. Mass of Christian Burial, Monday, July 21st, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church, 33926 Calle La Primavera, Dana Point, followed by interment at Ascension Cemetery, Lake Forest, California. A reception at her son’s home will follow immediately.