(DM)Donna Mae Miller (DM), a 50-year resident of Tucson, died January 26, 2010, at Northwest Hospital.DM was born July 15, 1921, to Harriet Ambersine Fisher and Harvey Glen “Dutch” Miller in Vernal, Utah. She attended high school in Salt Lake City and received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah, masters from Stanford University, and Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. DM taught at the University of Washington and University of Colorado and was a professor and administrator in the Department of Physical Education and Exercise and Sport Sciences at the University of Arizona from 1959 until her retirement in 1989. Under her leadership the undergraduate teacher preparation program earned national recognition. She was also instrumental in the development and growth of the undergraduate dance program and the graduate programs in Physical Education and Sport Sciences.DM authored or co-authored four books and had over thirty published articles. Her books broke new ground within the field and became the “gold standard” for knowledge and practice. She served as the founding co-editor of two professional publications: Quest and The Academy Papers and gave at least nine keynote addresses to professional organizations. DM received many honors, including becoming a Fellow in the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education.During her retirement DM’s love for golf, motorhome camping, reading, Fox News and her beautiful desert were surpassed only by time spent with friends and family. Her warmth, wit, intellectual curiosity, and joy and love of life touched all who knew her. As one dear friend quoted, “There are people who enter our lives, and leave footprints on our heart, and we are never the same because of it.”Survivors include her two nieces, Susan Alger (Kent) of Dublin, California, and Pamela Blair (Steven) of Salt Lake City, Utah, and their respective families, and her two housemates, Kathryn Russell and Jean Williams.DM was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Homer, and her sister-in-law, Beth Miller of Salt Lake City, Utah, her nephew Glen B. Miller of San Francisco, CA. Burial services are scheduled for Elysian Gardens in Salt Lake City, Utah. A celebration of Donna Mae Miller’s life is planned for 2:30 pm, February 6th, at the Jenkins - Soffe Funeral Home, 4760 South State Street, Murray Utah with a reception immediately following at Neighborhood Clubhouse located at 10845 Pine Grove Way, South Jordan UT.