Patsy Marie Miracle Millenbruch of Oak Ridge died on Wednesday, March 5.
Pat was born on Feb. 19, 1935, to Marian Agnes “Mary Anne” Justice Miracle and Clarence “Mike” Miracle in Pineville, Ky.
She spent her early years in Pineville. In December 1942, the family moved to Norris when her father, a civil engineer, was assigned to a team laying out what would be the city of Oak Ridge. Her mother was a teacher in the Oak Ridge school system when it opened in the fall of 1943.
Although the family remained in Norris throughout World War II, they moved into Oak Ridge shortly after the war ended, when housing became available. As her family was involved in Oak Ridge from its inception, Pat considered herself a native of Oak Ridge.
Pat graduated from Oak Ridge High School in 1952 and attended briefly both Transylvania College in Kentucky and University of a Tennessee in Knoxville before marrying in 1954. [Read more…]