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2/19/2013 4:52:00 AM
Miriam E. Roe
Miriam E. Roe
Miriam E. Roe

Miriam E. Roe, 83, Woodruff, died Feb. 16, 2013, at Ministry St. Clare’s Hospital, Weston. She was born Feb. 16, 1930, in O’Fallon, Ill., to Harry and Evelyn Greene. 

Upon graduating from O’Fallon Township High School, she attended Washington University graduating with a BA degree in interior design. Miriam worked in interior design in St. Louis. On Oct. 15, 1955, she married Lloyd (Bud) Roe Jr. Miriam was involved in the Parent Teacher Association at North Glendale School helping set up a new library and running the Fun Fair, among other things. She was a Girl Scout leader for five years taking the troops on many camping trips. She worked at Wydown Junior High School prior to moving to New Jersey. In New Jersey she worked as an executive assistant for AT&T until moving to Woodruff in 1990. Miriam volunteered at HYMC in the medical records department for several years. She was also the HYMC scholarship chairperson. In addition, she was the “picture lady” for the Lakeland Children’s Arts Program. 

Miriam loved traveling, golfing and anything that involved her grandchildren. She was the ultimate caregiver. 

Miriam was an active member of the United Methodist Church of the Pines where she served on several committees. She also served on the Virgin Pines II condominium board. She was a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority and the Minocqua Country Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd (Bud) Roe Jr., and her brother, Virgil Greene. 

She is survived by one son, Guy (Katie) Roe of Minocqua; one daughter, Leslie of Eden Prairie, Minn.; grandchildren, Andy (Mary) Roe of Madison and Molly Roe of Brattleboro, Vermont. She is further survived by the apple of her eye, her great-granddaughter Mackenzie Roe of Madison; one sister, Joyce Zimmerman; and many other relatives and dear friends. 

A celebration of Miriam’s life will be Friday, Feb. 22, 11 a.m., at the United Methodist Church of the Pines with visitation starting at 10 a.m. 

A reception will follow the service at Norwood Pines. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the United Methodist Church of the Pines Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 144, Minocqua. 

Bolger Funeral and Cremation Services of Minocqua is handling the arrangements. 

Online condolences may be shared at www.bolgerfuneral.com.

Reader Comments

Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2013
Article comment by: Gene and Norma Doner

We were so very sorry to hear about Miriam, she was a wonderful peson and will be missed by all who knew her.God's blessings to her family.

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