Lane R. Gabeler-Millner

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Lane R. Gabeler-Millner, wife of H. Victor Millner, Jr. of Chatham, Virginia died on Tuesday, August 25, 2009. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, George E. Ward, Jr. of Florida; three grandchildren; a sister, Rachel Coder Matthews of Connecticut & a nephew, Wimmer Lane Coder of New York City.

Mrs. Millner was the senior partner of the law firm Gabeler, Battocchi & Powell of McLean, Virginia. She was born in Louisville, Kentucky & lived most of her adult life in McLean. She was active in business & civic matters throughout her career. She organized & chaired the McLean Revitalization Corporation, was active in the Chamber of Commerce & a past memeber of the McLean Symphony Board. Professionally she was a past member of the Executive Committee of the Virginia Bar Association & the McLean Bar Association. She was a Fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation, a group limited to 1% of practicing attorneys in the Commonwealth.

Mrs. Millner was a graduate of Hollins Colllege & the University of Kentucky Law School. She was a founding member of the Nines Society. She was also a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in McLean & Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Chatham, Virginia.

A memorial service will be at St. John's Episcopal Church, 6715 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101 on Monday, August 31 at 12 noon.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to St. John's Episcopal Church, McLean, VA or to Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Chatham, VA.

Funeral Home:

Money & King Funeral Home

171 W. Maple Ave.

Vienna, VA

US 22180

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  1. Vic: I am sorry to hear of your wife’s death. I met her several years ago and found her to be a warm and caring person. She was a class act and I know that you will miss her greatly. I send this with my heartfelt sympathy because I care. Mack Doss

  2. I’m so sorry for your loss. Lane was one of the most amazing women I have ever had the privilege to meet. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. My good friend Lane, I am going to miss you. I will miss your smile, your cheerfulness in good times and bad, your optimism, your wise counsel and sound advice, and taking your precious time to spend with me on what seemed important at the time. I have enjoyed knowing you for twenty plus years, working together, and being greeted with a smile by you, and a lick from your wonderful dogs. I pray that God comforts Vic and your family and others fortunate enough to have been a part of your life.

  4. Lucia,Tara,and I were very sorry to hear of Lane’s passing. She was a great friend, we will miss her greatly.

  5. The Thacker family sends their deepest sympathies to Lane’s family. Over the years she has provided us with wise counsel and true friendship. We will miss her.

  6. Dear Vic, My thoughts and prayers are with you. Having Lane in our life was a true gift bringing never ending sunshine and energy. Liz

  7. Vic: It is with great personal sorrow that I have learned of Lane’s passing. She was a devoted friend who was always filled with love and optimism. She was admired and loved by everyone who knew her. I mourn her passing and celebrate her life.

  8. Vic, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your combined families. I enjoyed my time spent at bar activities with the two of you. Lane will be remembered fondly. God bless. Blair

  9. I am so sorry to hear about Lane’s passing. I have known Lane since she did our closing in 1991. I will really miss this HUGE community supporter. God bless you all during this time. Sam Roberts, McLean Community Center

  10. We will miss Lane but remember with fondness her gracious manner and warm personality. Lane was a good friend and an outstanding lawyer and citizen. Our condolences go out to Victor and her family.

  11. The EVANS family sends our love and sympathy for the passing of Lane, a long-time friend. May the Angels lead her into paradise, may the Martyrs come to welcome her and take her to the Holy City, the new and heavenly Jerusalem. AMEN

  12. Dear Vic: We send our condolences and our prayers. Lane was a gracious, accomplished, capable lady, and a true friend. We are blessed by having had the opportunity to know her and to be with her. All our best to you and family. Frank O Brown Jr and Susan V Brown

  13. It is with deep sadness that I learned of Lane’s death. My condolences and prayers are with Lane’s family.

  14. Lane was much more than an attorney to the Rector/Sparger/Seip family over the last 30+ years. She was a true friend who was always in our corner, personally and professionally. We will miss her support, quick smile, and “let’s get it done” attitude. All of our best to her family.

  15. Lane will be missed by all who knew her. She always had something to add and it usually was the solution to the problem. I enjoyed many years of working and socializing with her in McLean, with the McLean Bar Association and with the Virginia Bar Association.

  16. It is sad to realize that Lane is gone. Lane has been such a vibrant member of the mclean community and a significant contributor to many of it’s organizations and causes that she will certainly be missed. I personaly enjoyed working with her on several boards and functions. My best to Vic and her family.

  17. Vic, Katherine and I send our deepest sympathy and condolences to you, your family and Lane’s family. She was a wonderful, caring, smart person. Our family will miss her greatly. May God bless you.

  18. Dear Vic and Family, It was with great sorrow that I read about Lane’s passing. Lane was my friend and my lawyer and we became very close during her tenure with the McLean Chamber and the McLean Revitalization efforts. She was a vital contributor to the community and we will feel her loss. I am so thrilled she had your love in the later years of her life. Best wishes, Ellen

  19. Vic, please know how much Lane meant to us, both as friend and inspiration. She was one in a million in the profession and in the community. She seized upon ideas with an enthusiasm and a work ethic that did not admit the possibility of failing anyone or any cause she befriended. We believe Lane’s greatest passion in the Law, after serving her clients with excellence and dedication, was about professionalism. Her honors, including her leadership positions in the legal profession of Virginia and selection as a Virginia Law Foundation Fellow were more than earned ones. For us, Lane’s warmth, generosity, and charisma will also be a lasting memory. We hope you will derive some comfort from our longer tribute to Lane after her services today. With friendship and sympathy. Elizabeth Lacy, Rosemarie Annunziata, Sharon Pandak, Jayne Barnard, Anita Poston, Anne Marie Whittemore, Jeanne Franklin, Mechele Dickerson

  20. Vic, Please know that our prayers and thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow. We know that Lane was a special lady and that she will be greatly missed. Many blessings,

  21. Vic, I was so sorry to learn of Lane’s passing. I only met her once but was so impressed with her and her kindness, that I think that first meeting will stay with me forever. I am glad you two found each other. Please know you and your family and hers have been in my prayers – God Bless, Sandi Smith

  22. Vic, We admired Lane and her witty, charming personality. She brought such joy and happiness to others. It is heart breaking that she leaves behind such an invigorating life and loving husband. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  23. You are in our hearts and prayers, Vic. We feel so fortunate to have known Lane. Her smile and wit made us feel welcome during our short time in Chatham. God bless you and your family.

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