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Judith M. Miller

March 30, 1955 ~ December 7, 2020 (age 65)

Obituary

Judith Miller left us on December 7, 2020, after a lengthy bout in the hospital. She was ultimately a victim of COVID-19, which she contracted while in rehab from her earlier operation. She will be sorely missed by her life partner Anders, brothers Michael and Jay, sisters-in-law Gail, Katia, and Kelly, her niece Tanya, cousins Lucille, Shah, Valeh and Carol, colleagues and neighbors too numerous to mention, and her treasured furry friends.


Born in La Grange Park, IL, Judith moved to Wausau in the 60s, a place she was glad to call home. After acquiring a B.A. in Liberal Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Judith earned licenses in life insurance and futures trading as a post-graduate. Judith was passionate about helping others, and was looking forward to continuing to inspire and improve the lives of those in her community in retirement. In addition to her career in social services, Judith also went on to become Prior Chair of Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Victims Services (DASAVS); the founder of Wausau's first shelter for abused women and children; a former volunteer with the Marathon County Humane Society and YWCA In-School Diversity Training Program; member of Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) and Midwest Renewable Energy Association; and, most recently, candidate for Wausau City Council in 2020.

A virtual memorial service for Judith will be held over Zoom on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. CST (6 p.m. PST, 7 p.m. MST, 9 p.m. EST):

https://langara.zoom.us/j/66582873608

Meeting ID: 665 8287 3608
Passcode: 607280

The service will be conducted by a local Celebrant, Jeff Krcil. He will speak at first about Judith's life, and then there will be time for all who wish to share any reflections or sentiments.

If this is your first time using Zoom, please take a minute to review this how-to tutorial in advance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIkCmbvAHQQ

Please contact judithmillermemorial@gmail.com if you experience any technical difficulties. A recording will be available upon request.

We are limiting in-person attendance to 10 people. If you plan to attend in person, please RSVP to judithmillermemorial@gmail.com as soon as possible.

We also encourage you to share a fond personal memory or anecdote of Judith, either in-person or virtually. Please consider thinking about or writing down what you want to say ahead of time.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Judith's name to one of the charities below.


Services

Virtual Service
Thursday
January 21, 2021

8:00 PM

Donations

The Women's Community, Inc.
3200 Hilltop Ave, Wausau WI 54401
Tel: 1-715-842-5663
Web: http://www.womenscommunity.org/ways-to-help/donate/

Lincoln County Humane Society
310 North Memorial Drive, Merrill WI 54452
Web: http://www.furrypets.com/2012/donate.php

Raptor Education Group
PO Box 481, Antigo WI 54409
Web: http://www.raptoreducationgroup.org/support

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