Norma (Nicky) Miller Roth – Shelburne

Norma (Nicky) Miller Roth died peacefully on Saturday, March 17, 2012, in her home at Wake Robin in Shelburne. She was 87 years old and lived a full and creative life. She was born in Boston on July 30, 1924, to the late Alice (Berkowitz) and Julius Miller. She grew up in Nashua, N.H. and graduated from Colby Jr. College and Wellesley College. After college, Nicky worked for the Mass Department of Public Health as a research and data analyst, and met Bill Roth in Cambridge, Mass. After they were married, they moved to West Hartford, Conn., where they lived for 15 years. When the family moved to Burlington in 1964, she discovered that there was no library at Adams School, which her younger daughters attended. She organized the first Learning Center in the Burlington Public Schools, where she was a school librarian and resource teacher, earning a Master of Library Science degree at UVM. In 1986, Governor Madeleine Kunin appointed her to a six-year term on the Vermont Board of Education, where she made a significant contribution. Wilfred (Bill) Roth, her husband of 53 years, died in 2004. She is survived by her four daughters and their families. A celebration of her life will be held this summer. Please email: nickyroth family@gmail.com, if you would like to be notified once the date is set. Contributions may be made in her memory to Burlington City Arts Foundation, 135 Church St., Burlington, VT 05401, Attn: Doreen Kraft.

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