Obituary: Judith (Judy) Hunter Miller Aug. 20, 2019


Death, be not proud, though some have called thee mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so. 

With characteristic grace, courage and faith, Judith (Judy) Hunter Miller passed away at the age of 74 on August 20, 2019, surrounded by loving family at her home in White Rock, New Mexico. 

She is survived by her father Robert Hunter, sister Linda Ellingson, sons David and Jonathan, three grandchildren and her devoted canine companion Addie.

In addition to her long nursing career at Los Alamos Medical Center and Los Alamos National Laboratory, Judy will be remembered for her many volunteer roles over her forty-five years in Los Alamos: from soccer coach, den mother and Chamisa volunteer coordinator, to mainstay of the Los Alamos Council on Cancer and the Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church. To these and many other endeavors she brought a diligence and organizational efficiency that did justice to her rural North Dakota roots, and her presence will be greatly missed.

But she will be most missed by her many friends. Whether it be through morning gatherings at the dog park or intimate home-cooked meals shared at her table, Judy nurtured many lifelong friendships forged through her loyalty, understanding and generosity.

To those privileged to know her, Judy was a hidden treasure, a wellspring of kindness, comfort and sound advice. She gave of herself, always quietly and unobtrusively, without thought of recognition or reciprocation. That she was taken from us too soon is a grief lessened only by its being shared by so many who loved her.

Despite the shock and sadness of her cancer diagnosis, Judy’s faith in God only grew stronger in her final weeks. She hoped that the following passage of scripture, a source of comfort to her, might bring comfort to others as well. “As for me, the time for my departure is near. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day: and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.”

In lieu of a service or other remembrance, Judy has requested that each of us reach out to someone in need with assistance, prayer or simple act of kindness.

Please join in leaving condolences, sharing memories and celebrating Judy’s life at her memorial website: