Esther Ellsworth Miller emergency fund
The Miller family has established the Esther Ellsworth Miller Emergency Fund to support local cancer patients and their families. Esther lost her battle to cancer in 2013. According to her son Warren, "witnessing my mother’s struggle with lung cancer left me and my wife with a strong urge to help lessen the burden for families fighting cancer in our community. Our experience provided us with a deep understanding of the emotional, physical and mental anguish that a family bears when caring for a loved one with cancer. The Cancer Patient Support Foundation (CPSF) was instrumental in helping our family during our most difficult times and we are now at a point where we have an opportunity to give back to this wonderful organization. We have decided that supporting the CPSF Emergency Fund while also honoring my mother was the perfect opportunity to give back to our community." Contributions to the Esther Ellsworth Miller Emergency Fund will support local cancer patients and their families while in treatment.
Who was Esther Ellsworth Miller? The Miller Family shared these insights about the Woman who inspired this fund.
Esther was born and raised in the countryside of northern New Jersey by Duncan and Molly Ellsworth along with her two younger brothers, William and Steuart. Esther moved to the Green Mountain State to attend UVM and fell in love with all that our beautiful state has to offer. She met her husband, Kenny Miller, after college and settled down in Richmond to start a family with subsequent moves to Stowe and finally ending up in their beloved home in Shelburne. Esther was a loving wife and one who deeply adored her children. She found peace and joy caring for her family and her home. Esther had an unmatched zest for life. She had a mischievous streak in her that always led to people around her having fun, a great sense of humor and everyone loved her uncontrollable outbursts of laughter when she was really tickled by something. Her loyalty and genuine good nature stood out, while her light-hearted and kind spirit was contagious. She was down to earth and appreciated the simple things in life. She enjoyed traveling, gardening and always showed kindness and respect to all human beings and creatures. She had a funny way of making up silly nicknames for her loved ones that admittedly never made much sense but were always incredibly endearing and was widely know for her ability to make anyone feel loved and important. But what stood out about her most was the incredible dedication and love for her family. She instilled these values into her children and her love carries on to this day in all the people that were fortunate enough to have known her.