2010-10-07 / Obituaries

Margaret ‘Skiddy’ Wotherspoon Miller

Margaret “Skiddy” Wotherspoon Miller passed away on Sept. 22, 2010 at her home in Washington, D.C. after a brief illness.

Her parents, Admiral and Mrs. Wotherspoon, lived in Jamestown while her father was stationed overseas and later retired in the house her grandfather, General Wotherspoon, built on what is now Decatur Avenue. Skiddy returned to Jamestown every summer with family and children.

She was a member of the Conanicut Yacht Club, and began winning tennis tournaments at age 15 and continued her enthusiasm for the game up through this past summer. She worked for the Coast Guard as a driver during college, bringing servicemen from Kingston to the Coast Guard outpost at Beavertail. She graduated from the Holton-Arms School in Washington, D.C. and Connecticut College in New London. Skiddy was an artist and illustrator, and wrote two children’s book based on her father’s early childhood on Narragansett Bay.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Elmon “Sunny” Miller; two stepsons, Duncan A. and Peter A. Miller, both of Madison, Conn.; four children, Anne Parker Westerfi eld of Destin, Fla., Jane Wotherspoon Miller of Jamestown, Virginia McDonough of Winchester, Mass., and E. Adams Miller of Boulder, Col.; and her sister, Anne Ross, of Newport. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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