Paula J. Miller

January 19, 1928 - July 23, 2017

Paula J. Miller of Cadillac passed away Sunday afternoon, July 23, 2017 at Green Acres Retirement Living in Cadillac. She was 89.

Paula was born on January 19, 1928 in Bay City to George John & Marian Cecelia (Elias) Hughes.

She graduated from St. Joseph High School in Bay City and in the late 1940’s she moved to the Cadillac area. Paula was married to Floyd Thomas Doyle, the father of Constance L. and Patricia L. On March 4, 1955 she married the love of her life H. Paul Miller and he preceded her in death on September 12, 1992.

Paula had been employed at Bell Telephone, World Wide Travel in Cadillac. After obtaining her real estate license she worked as a Relator for McCarthy Real Estate and Coldwell Banker Schmidt in Cadillac for many years.
Mrs. Miller enjoyed sailing, biking, walking, traveling, reading, having coffee, antiques, visiting with people, and loved hers dogs. She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Cadillac and a former member of the Cadillac-Mitchell Yacht Club.

Survives include her children: Connie (Craig) Weidner of Cadillac, Patricia (Timothy) Moore of Naples, FL, Paula Joy “Poodie” Miller of Cadillac, and Thomas Paul (Heather) Miller of Laguna Beach, California; step-son, Douglas P. (Sarah) Miller of Minneapolis, Minnesota; 12 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; a sister, Patricia Ann Munger of Bay City, MI; a brother, Joseph E. (Joyce) Hughes of Victoria, Texas and close to 100 nieces and nephews. Paula was preceded in death by her husband, a step-son, James Paul Miller and her 9 brothers & sisters.

Memorial services will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Peterson Funeral & Cremation Services in Cadillac with Deacon Frank Kopasz officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Eagle Village or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. An online guestbook is available at

Guest Book

Mary Jo Haertel - Jul 24th, 2017 7:12 pm

"Sincere condolences to all my cousins. For many years it was my pleasure to lunch with Aunt Paula and her sisters each summer when I visited Bay City. Your mom always had great stories to share and it was a delightful get together. I miss those times but feel blessed to have had mom's sisters as friends. Debbie has my number so if you happen to be down in Beaufort, SC give a call and we can catch up."

John Haertel - Jul 24th, 2017 8:44 pm

"Fond memories of Paula at the GIGANTIC Hughes Reunions....... I hope all is well with the rest of the family."

Jerry Leavell - Jul 25th, 2017 7:06 pm

"Many nice memories of seeing Paula around town for many years. A very fine and distinguished lady. May God surround her family and friends with the warmth of love and understanding. "

Linda Borish - Jul 26th, 2017 4:45 am

"I have very fond memories of all the times our parents were together. Your mother was a lovely woman."

Sara Parmenter Haskin - Jul 26th, 2017 8:55 am

"I so enjoyed every real estate deal that Paula and I closed; and then she became my neighbor on Lincoln Street for many years, my deepest sympathies to you Connie and Poodie - I will never forget how she would light up the room when she walked in, hugs to you both. Sara"

Barb Hagen - Jul 28th, 2017 11:33 am

"Poodle my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time. My sincere condolences "

Rick & Cheryl (Yager) Mapes - Jul 31st, 2017 10:31 am

"So sorry to hear of your loss. She was one awesome Christian woman who would light up a persons day even when they were having a bad day. She was there for me on many occasions. I was office manager when she was a realtor at North Country Real Estate it was a great joy working with her on a daily basis. She will be greatly missed by all of us who knew her. Our sincere condolences, thoughts, and prayers."

Mac & Nancy Quinn - Aug 6th, 2017 5:55 pm

"Aunt Paula was a beautiful woman both inside & out. Her smile brightened the room. My condolences, dear cousins."

Tom and Nan Taylor - Aug 17th, 2017 2:20 pm

"Paula was a wonderful, beautiful woman and we feel blessed to have known her. We'll always remember her friendly smile and willingness to help anyone in need. RIP Paula. "

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