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Frances Ross Miltimore, Former Teacher

Frances Ross Miltimore, a former New Canaan teacher and parishioner of St. Matthews Episcopal Church in Wilton, died Oct. 9 in Carmel, Calif.  Miltimore was born Feb. 26, 1920, in Essex and died several months shy of her 91st birthday.

She worked for 21 years in the New Canaan school district  as a teacher and reading specialist before retiring in 1981. While living in Connecticut she also volunteered with the Head Start Program in Norwalk.

Miltimore received a B.A. from Vassar College in 1942, and went back to school to receive a B.S. degree from Danbury State’s Teachers College in 1961. Danbury State’s Teachers College was renamed Western Connecticut State University in 1983.

Miltimore is survived by two children, Sidney Ross-Risden and John Ross, and a granddaughter, Megan Risden. She was predeceased by two husbands, John Ross (1978) and Louis Miltimore (1996).

Donations in Miltimore’s memory can be made to the Big Sur Land Trust , 126 Clock Tower Place, Ste. 101, Carmel, CA 93923 or Habitat for Humanity International , 121 Habitat St., Americus, GA 31709. Visit the Paul Mortuary Web site to sign the guestbook .

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