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About the Author
Marian Louise Lofton, Haske - Miller was born on a farm in Red Willow County, Nebraska into a family of musicians in 1922. She graduated from Marion High School though she finished her courses at North High in Omaha. She was working in Omaha when Pearl Harbor rattled the nation; just in time to be called into service in World War II. She reported to the Provost Marshal General’s Office in Washington, D. C. in March of 1942 just a week or two before the famous ‘Palm Sunday snow’.
When released from that commitment Marian graduated from National Art School in that city and became a fashion artist for the local newspapers. She married Frank J. Haske III in 1949. After the birth of their second child she retired and settled for the challenge of motherhood in Rockville, Maryland. They had four children. She returned to her first love at a new mission church in the neighborhood who needed an organist.
Marian was widowed in 1968. She later married Leopold Miller, a completed Jew and they became a blended family with seven children. When free to do so she enrolled in the Famous Writers Course of Westport, Conn. in Journalism and graduated in her time. The Millers received their Leadership Training in Counseling at Halpine Baptist Church in Rockville where she ministered one on one and continued at the Piano when the Charismatic renewal was in full swing.
Marian introduced a joyful, charismatic image of Jesus at the Washington for Jesus march in 1980 and has continued in that vein as an artist. The Millers assisted the Life in Jesus Ministry of healing for eight years before moving to West Virginia. There she joined and was encouraged by the Women’s Aglow always at the keyboard. In 1990 the moved to Colorado where Lee joined Marian as worship leader in Salida. There they became active in the FGBFI and ministered at the Buena Vista Correctional facility for seven years.
Lee’s health has guided the need to be near a veteran’s facility, so following health care has led to many moves. Lee ministers at the local jail and serves as an elder in their church in Grand Junction, Colorado. Marian continues at the keyboard. She also has a small home group ministry. Marian has written and published the history of her family CHILDRENS CHILDREN based on her great grandfather’s pioneer letters and written and illustrated books for her grandchildren. She is listed in Marquis Who’s Who in the West.