Doris Joan “Jody” Milliman passed away peacefully on July 22, 2020 in Lee, New Hampshire at the age of 92 with a loving family by her side. Born in Wayne, Nebraska on November 27, 1927 to the late Edward and Lillian Germar, later moved to Council Bluffs, Iowa. There she met and married Curtis (Curt) Taylor Milliman. She attended Iowa State University where she earned a degree in Home Economics and then worked as a school teacher in Kewanee, Illinois. The couple moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she embarked on a full-time career of being a wife, homemaker and a loving teacher and mother to four children. Career changes prompted a move to Louisville, Kentucky in 1966. As Curt launched his business, Jody took on managing the office and played a significant supporting role in growing the company. Jody and Curt built their “dream house” on Doe Valley Lake in Brandenburg, Kentucky in 1985, and hosted wonderful family get-togethers for July 4th and Thanksgivings every year. They loved watching their children’s families grow and welcomed eight grandchildren to the world. When Curt died in 1995. Jody stayed on in Doe Valley. Jody was an active member of Brandenburg United Methodist Church, Doe Valley Homemakers and the Fishing and Boating Club. She traveled frequently to visit grandkids and to her beach condo in Destin,FL. She loved watching the sparkling “diamonds” on the lake, the returning bluebirds and the hummingbirds. She resided for a time at Robinbrook Assisted Living in Elizabethtown, KY and in December 2019 moved to a nursing home in New Hampshire. She was a kind, funny, smart woman who could charm everyone with a smile and a wink even when words became difficult and she was always willing to try something or learn something new. We were all greatly blessed to have her in our lives .
Jody is survived by sister Billie Cunningham, daughter Carol, grandsons Galen and Aiden McGuire, son Curt (Jane), granddaughters Emily and Carolyn; son Tom (MaryEllen), grandchildren Gwen and Taylor and daughter Sally (Ralph) Anderson, grandsons Tom and Brian Anderson and many nieces and nephews that loved their “Aunt Jody” . Memorial service will be held at a later date when we can all gather together safely again. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Brandenburg United Methodist Church (http://www.brandenburgumc.com/) or Cornerstone Hospice & VNA (https://cornerstonevna.org/).