Valerie A.  Miller


MEREDITH - Valerie A. Miller passed away unexpectedly at her home on April 22, 2019.
Valerie grew up in Walton, the daughter of the late Orna (Leigh) and Frederick Seward.
Valerie met Mark R. Miller in 1971 and started a family while living in Walton. On Christmas Eve 1974, they were married. They moved to Franklin, then settled in Meredith, near Treadwell, where they raised their three boys. Valerie was an activate participant in all of her sons' activities. While tending to her family, Valerie also raised livestock, enjoyed planting flowers and crops in her greenhouse. She would often go to work in the woods with Mark.
Later in life she enjoyed traveling in the South with her husband, spending time on the beach, sightseeing and making many new friends
She was predeceased by her siblings, Yvonne Hammond, Vivian Bennett, Freddie Seward, Rosie Seward, Larry Seward; and brother-in-law, John Hammond.
Valerie is survived by her husband, Mark; children, Paul (Jill) Saratoga, Mark (Tammy), Davenport and Anthony (Melissa), Delhi; grandchildren, Thomas, Aden, Taylor, Michaela, Elizebeth, Montanna, Alyvia, Lana, Emaly and Matthias; and great-granddaughter, Maya. She is also survived by her brother, Roger (Linda) Seward; sister, Robin Cole and brother-in-law, Gary Bennett Sr.; nieces and nephews, Georgia (Tom) Hall, Tammy Mullineaux, Gary Bennett Jr., Jason Bennett, Jessie, Laura, Jerry and David Seward; great-nieces and nephews, Amber (Justin) Davis, Derrick (Dana) Mullineaux and Keenan Hall; as well as several great-great-nieces and a nephew.
Calling hours for friends and family will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, April 29, at the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand St, Oneonta.
A small service will be held at 1 p.m. with the Rev Elliott Oaks.
Burial will be immediately after the service in the Croton Union Cemetery in Treadwell. A reception celebrating Valerie's life will be held at the Treadwell Fire House after burial.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Treadwell Fire EMS.
Online condolences to the family may be made at
Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.
Published on April 25, 2019
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Ryan and Beverly kilmer
Apr 28, 2019
Mark, Very sorry to here of your loss. May God be with you always. Valerie will be missed in many Hearts. With love Ryan and Beverly Kilmer.
Ruth & Fred Clevland
Apr 26, 2019
Mark and family... Fred and I send our love to all of you.
Mike Barber
Apr 26, 2019
My condolences to Mark and family. Sorry about your loss will be hard for awhile but remember the good times , you will always have those.
Richard &Lois; BLACKMAN &Family;
Apr 25, 2019
Our very deepest sympathy to Mark &Family;