Arlene Miller, 80, died April 3, 2009, surrounded by her family.
There was a reception at Arlene’s home Saturday for loved ones and friends.
Arlene was born and raised at Halfway. She was the daughter of ranchers. She married Forest Miller, also from Halfway, in 1948. Upon Forest’s graduation from Oregon State University at Corvallis, the couple made their home in Hillsboro where they raised three children: Scott, Macie and Marty.
Their house was a popular gathering place for their children’s friends and many sought her out for her sage advice and sharp wit. Arlene was an avid reader, gardener and student of history and current events. She was a lover and protector of animals her entire life.
She was preceded in death by her son, Marty.
Survivors include son, Scott Miller, and his wife, Glynda, of Fort Worth, Texas; daughter, Macie Brightman, her husband, Ed, and her grandson, Evan Brightman, of Portland.
In lieu of flowers, Arlene requested donations to Washington County Hospice, The Oregon Food Bank and the Humane Society.
Funeral arrangements are by Fir Lawn Mortuary.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, April 14, 2009
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor