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Lucille S. Miller

Lucille S. Miller, 101, of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, died on 15 November 2020.

The Funeral was A PRIVATE FAMILY SERVICE on Tuesday, 17 November 2020 at 2:00 PM .

Rabbi Mark Miller officiated.

Click to watch a video of the recorded service.

Lucille Miller of Bloomfield Township, died on November 15, 2020, two days after her 101st birthday. With her husband of 56 years, the late Marshall Miller, Lucille was an adventurer, art collector and a chronicler of their extensive world travels. In their retirement years, they would road trip around the Southwest, where they had a second home in Scottsdale, AZ. They formed friendships with many native American potters, weavers and painters and amassed a collection that would eventually be featured in an exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts and a Sotheby’s auction. To her grandchildren, “Nanna” was a glamourous figure, always wearing chic clothes and surrounded by beautiful things. After Marshall’s passing in 1998, Lucille wrote children’s books and assembled a meticulous collection of photo memories for her family.

Lucille was born in Baltimore on November 13th, 1919 to Ethel Rothstein Bearman and Joseph Bearman. The family settled in Detroit in 1932 and Lucille and Marshall married in 1942. They were longtime and active members of Temple Beth El.

Lucille was the loving mother of Bunny (Bob) Lenhard and Vicki (Ben) Craine, and grandmother to Steven (Wendy) Lenhard, Joey Craine, Elizabeth Lenhard (Paul Donsky), Ellyn (Jon) Davidson and Jeffrey Lenhard (Lisa Perlstein). She adored her nine great-grandchildren: Julie, Brian and Adam Lenhard; Lacey, Brett and Seth Davidson; Mira and Tali Donsky;and Micah Perlstein.

Our family wishes to thank Lisa Girimonte and the caregivers at First and Main, especially Angela and Hailey, who gave Lucille wonderful, loving care during the last year of her life and especially during the pandemic.

Metro Detroit’s Jewish funeral homes have agreed that families should follow the directive of Centers for Disease Control and restrict the size of gatherings to no more than 36.

For now, in-person funeral attendance will be limited to only immediate family. Otherwise, funerals may be viewed live and recorded on chapel websites.

Together, we thank the community for understanding during this unusual and challenging time.

It is suggested that those who wish to further honor the memory of Lucille S. Miller may do so by making a contribution to:

University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center
1000 Oakbrook Dr., Ste. 100
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-6815
(734) 764-6777
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The Rabbi Leo M. Franklin Archives at Temple Beth El
7400 Telegraph Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
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