Mary Anne Miller


Mary Anne Miller, 74, a former secretary, died of cancer June 10 at her home in Washington, in the bedroom of the apartment where she grew up.

A native Washingtonian, she was the daughter of Washington attorney Meredith M. Daubin and Martha Belle Beck Daubin. She moved to the Westchester Apartments, a District landmark, with her parents in 1941, just before the United States entered World War II. Her father served many years as president of the board of the Westchester Corp. and was instrumental in its transition to a cooperative.

After graduating from Holton Arms in 1949, Mrs. Miller attended Hackettstown Junior College. In the 1950s, she worked as a secretary for Weaver Brothers Realtors and on Capitol Hill for the Republican National Committee.

In 1957, Mrs. Miller traveled to Chile with her first husband, a Foreign Service officer, and lived there two years. She also lived in Brazil, from 1959 until 1969. Her marriage to John W. Hennessy ended in divorce.

She married Burton Stewart Miller in 1964, and they lived in Brazil and Portugal before returning to the United States in 1979. Since 1980, the Millers had divided their time between Washington and their home in Bear Valley Springs in Tehachapi, Calif.

In addition to her husband, survivors include three children from her first marriage, Robert Daubin Hennessy of Tehachapi, James Michael Hennessy of Washington and Patricia Anne Gresham of Ashburn; two stepdaughters, Elizabeth Jane Miller Gardner and Laurie Ann Miller Levy, both of Sao Paulo, Brazil; and four grandchildren.