Victoria Thorpe Miller, Born on October 4,1945, passed away on December 17, 2022 at the age of 77.
Victoria is survived by her husband of 40 years, Dr. James I. Miller, Jr., son John Milotzky (Anne-Marie Buchanan), daughter Danica Lovings (Tim Lovings), grandson Devon Lovings, granddaughter Xena Lovings and great grandson Cian Carter.
Victoria was born to John and Evelyn Thorpe in St. Paul, MN and later lived in DeKalb, IL where she married James Miller and completed her PhD. in English at Northern Illinois University. Victoria and Jim later settled in Hales Corners, WI when she became a professor of English at Alverno College in Milwaukee, WI.
Victoria enjoyed quilting and knitting, and was a lover of books, animals, nature and sports. She loved science and marveled at the wonders and mysteries of the universe. Victoria frequently read books on the natural elements and phenomena of physics and astronomy. A picture of the earth, viewed as a tiny speck taken from Saturn, hung on her living room wall as a reminder of our insignificance in relation to the universe and she enjoyed pointing out to others how insignificant our troubles were in that context.
Most of all Victoria loved her family and was the best mother and grandmother anyone could ask for. She was equally loved by them and her kind, gentle and curious spirit will be missed by many.
The family honored Victoria’s wishes of a private “green” burial at Prairie Home Cemetery in Waukesha, WI.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Victoria’s favorite charity, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) at https://www.ifaw.org/
HERITAGE FUNERAL HOMES
Love to the spirit of a thinker, creative force, woman who had tenacity and love in her heart. Grateful for her, and for her family. Sending love, light, gratitude for the good she made possible. Dawn