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Dorothy P Miller

December 19, 1929 — January 31, 2024

Dorothy Pusey Miller (Dottie) from Wycombe died on January 31, 2024 at the age of 94.

Daughter of Nelle Jones Pusey and Jesse D. Pusey, she was born in Avondale, PA and grew up
on the family homestead Avon Heights Farm. She was a member of London Grove Friends
Meeting and descended from the early settlers of Chester County.

In 1682 her ancestors sailed with William Penn on the ship Welcome to help establish the colony of Pennsylvania and they
erected the first saw and grist mill of the colony, Chester Mills, on the Chester Creek in Upland,
PA. Dorothy attended Avon Grove schools through middle school and thereafter continued her
education graduating from George School in Newtown, PA and from Millersville State
Teacher’s College where she earned her B.A in Education. While there she met her future
husband, Dale K. (Dusty) Miller.

Dorothy started her career as a kindergarten teacher in
Coatesville, PA. In 1953 she married Dusty at London Grove Meeting and moved to Bucks
County where she raised her four children, Betsy, Suzanne, Stephen, and David Scott. She went
back to teaching in various roles at Bensalem School District in Bucks County where her
kindness, patience, and caring nature touched the lives of many students and colleagues. During
summers, she and Dusty directed Camp Onas, a Quaker resident camp for 10

After retiring from teaching she and Dusty moved to their beloved farmhouse in
Wycombe. Dottie was a long time active member of Wrightstown Friends Monthly Meeting,
volunteered at the Wrightstown Library and was an avid gardener and bridge player. She enjoyed
attending antique auctions and spending time at her cottage on the Northeast River in Maryland.
Her pie baking skills were legendary. Her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren are
grateful for the loving, stable presence she brought to their lives and will sorely miss her.

A memorial service will be held on March 23, 2024 at 11 A.M. in the Wrightstown Friends
Meeting House. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be directed to Wrightstown
Monthly Meeting 535 Durham Road Newtown, PA 18940.

Services are entrusted to the care of Galzerano Funeral Home

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