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In Memoriam: Terrie Miller

The AWCI family lost a legend when Terrie Miller passed away Dec. 24, 2020.

    

Terrie was instrumental in starting the AWCI CARES program in 2005 as a non-profit charitable arm of the Foundation of the Wall and Ceiling Industry. AWCI CARES (Caring Action Relief in Emergency Situations) was developed by a concerned group of members who witnessed financial shortcomings, out-of-network medical needs, unexpected deaths and accidents happen to peers and coworkers. These members were aware of employers helping their own employees but wanted to help their industry members as well. To date, the program has granted nearly $350,000 to AWCI member families in need.

    

For her work with AWCI CARES and other association involvement, Terrie was presented with AWCI’s Pinnacle Award, the association’s highest honor, in 2014. The AWCI’s Construction Dimensions article highlighting her win noted, “With her boundless energy and enthusiasm for life, many people who know Terrie compare her to the infamous battery brand mascot, the Energizer® Bunny. From raising their two children while [her husband] worked at the company he founded in 1954, Denver Drywall Company, to climbing to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro with her granddaughter in the 2000s, Terrie is known for getting the job done.”

    

The article also pointed out Terrie’s involvement with the family construction business, DDC, where she was known as a “very good businessperson” who often worked on weekends. She also assisted her daughter in starting her own Women’s Business Enterprise company.

    

Terrie was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce, who passed away Jan. 19, 2019; they had been married 58 years. (Bruce was AWCI’s 2004–2005 president and also won AWCI’s Pinnacle Award in 1999, making the Millers the only couple in the award’s history to win the prestigious award.) She is survived by her two children, Sudee and her husband Tod Floyd, and Gregg and his wife Daphanie, and five grandchildren: Jordan Floyd, Lacee Floyd, CalliJo Floyd, Kyler Miller and Cambell Miller.

    

To learn more about Terrie and her contributions to AWCI and the industry, click here.

    

To learn more about the AWCI CARES program, visit www.awci.org/foundation, or contact Annemarie Selvitelli at (703) 538.1608 or selvitelli@awci.org.

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