All posts tagged: Nancy Miller

Nancy Miller – a Democratic activist dedicated to justice

As a delegate to the California Democrats State Convention this year, Nancy Miller was determined to participate in a tough congressional campaign endorsement caucus, despite being weak from a recent surgery. Special arrangements were made for her to be driven to the front of the San Diego Convention Center and then be whisked upstairs in a borrowed wheelchair to cast her vote. “This was not surprising to those who knew her,” said former Assemblywoman Lori Saldaña. “Nancy possessed uncommon strength and spirit and showed incredible determination to make this world a better place, especially through political activism.” Ms. Miller died of a stroke on Sept. 29 in Phoenix, Ariz. She was 77. Read Nancy’s full obituary on the Union-Tribune website for October 19, 2012 here. A funeral mass will be held at 11 am Tuesday October 23 at Sacred Heart Church. Friends and family will celebrate her life from 2 to 5 pm October 25 at Point Loma Assembly, 3035 Talbot St. The family suggests donations to Rady Children’s Hospital Foundation, 3020 Children’s Way, MC …

A Tribute to Mervyn Dymally, Nancy Miller & Gloria Penner by Donald H Harrison

SAN DIEGO — It has been said that bad news comes in threes — and that has proven true with the recent deaths of Mervyn Dymally, Nancy Miller, and Gloria Penner. All three of them touched my life, and I’d like to pay tribute here. The Associated Press sent me early in 1968 to Sacramento to cover the Legislature. Even though, at 22, I was still a rookie reporter, bureau chief Bill Stall (who later joined the Los Angeles Times) assigned me to the state Senate.

Nancy Miller March 24, 1935 — September 29, 2012

Nancy had been active in the Point Loma Democratic Club for more than 50 years. She was also the senior member of the County Democratic Central Committee having served continuously since 1975. Her numerous awards and recognitions included the CountyParty’s top honor, the Henry Auerbach Award. Nancy served two terms as President of the Point Loma Democratic Club, and also as Vice Chair of the County Party. Nancy’s devotion to our Party included attending more than 20 Democratic State Conventions. Nancy opened her home to countless Point Loma Democratic Club meetings and other Party events as well. When a Democratic candidate for office was fighting an uphill battle, or even in a hopeless race and just running to show the Democratic flag, there was one location always available for an event—Nancy’s home. Nancy Miller was survived by her husband Bob Wilberg, and by five children. A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday October 23 at Sacred Heart Church, Saratoga Ave, San Diego, CA 92107. A Celebration of Life reception will be held at …