Former Juneau resident Catherine Roberts Miller, 44, died Aug. 29, 2004, at her home in Maui following a six-month experience with cancer.
She was born on Father's Day, June 19, 1960, in Anchorage to Sue and Don Roberts. She was the youngest of their four children. She attended schools in Anchorage, Kodiak and Fairbanks, and graduated from Juneau-Douglas High School in 1978. She moved to Maui three years later to attend Maui Community College, taking advantage of the state's tuition exchange program. She fell in love with the area and made it her home. She worked as a stay-at-home mom, a paralegal, an emergency dispatcher and most recently as an aide at Maui Memorial Hospital. She was deeply involved in her church community at King's Cathedral. She sponsored others through Alcoholics Anonymous and volunteered with Hospice, which assisted her and family in her last months. Her special interests were singing in the church choir and photography.
Her family said she was especially proud of her 14 years of sobriety, and the year she spent working with Marilyn Hickey ministries in Denver in 1999. It brought her to a new level of spiritual growth. They said she loved Maui, cared about the community and wanted to share the gospel.
She is survived by her mother, Sue Roberts of Green Valley, Ariz.; husband, Jim Miller and their son, Aaron, of Maui; former husband, Gerald Stewart, and their two daughters, Angela and Ashley, of Maui; granddaughter, Rileigh, of Maui; sisters, Laury (Bruce) Scandling and Wendy (Steve) Hamilton of Juneau; and brother, Rob (Stephanie) Roberts of Denver.
A service will be held Sept. 11 at King's Cathedral in Maui. The family can be reached at 116 Luakaha, Kihei, HI 96753.