Federally Employed Women (FEW) Mourns the Loss of Past President Jeanette S. Miller

Jeanette S. Miller served as Federally Employed Women’s seventeenth National President from 1998—2000. In 1979 she became a FEW member, joining the newly formed Oak Ridge Chapter, Oak Ridge, Tennessee. She held various leadership roles on the local, regional and national levels and ultimately served as FEW National President. Additionally, she served on the planning team for numerous FEW National Training Programs and co-chaired the 2008 event in Anaheim, California. She attributed a great deal of her career success to her volunteer work for FEW. She served as a friend and mentor to many individuals in the organization.

Jeanette worked briefly for the General Services Administration (GSA) prior to her move to Department of Energy (DOE). During her tenure at DOE, she was selected for a management intern position which required attending college while raising children and working full time. She earned her degree and rose through the ranks to become a Lead Management Analyst and Auditor. Recognized by Secretary of Energy for achieving excellence in process improvement initiative, she was awarded the Malcolm Baldridge Award, which was one of the many awards she received throughout her distinguished career.

Longtime member of Calvary Baptist Church, member of Beta Sigma Phi, Federal Women’s Program Council and Diversity Council, she remained actively involved in many activities promoting equality in the workplace after her retirement from Department of Energy on December 31, 2009.

“FEW extends our deepest condolences to family and friends of Jeanette Miller. Jeanette truly modeled FEW’s commitment to the Each One Teach One philosophy. She was friendly, approachable and always had time to help a member at all levels of FEW. I remember my first encounter with her and have always looked at her as someone to provide guidance and support. My life has been enriched as have so many others she has touched. She was a true friend and leader, and she will be missed by all who knew her,” FEW’s National President Sue Webster stated.

The family requests that memorials be in the form of donations to Calvary Baptist Church building fund, 163 N. Jefferson Circle, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37380.

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Yvonne Wimberly

So sorry to hear that Jean had passed. I haven’t kept up with FEW in the past few years. She was a great President and I enjoyed working with her when Inran the Fort Polk Chapter in Louisiana. All my best wishes to get family and friends