Miller, Frank L. – Obituary

Baker City, Baker County, Oregon

Frank L. Miller, 75, a lifelong Baker City resident, died May 20, 2006, at his home in the company of his daughters and one granddaughter.

His funeral will be Friday at 2 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2625 Hughes Lane in Baker City. Visitations will be today until 7 p.m. at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., and Friday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the church. Interment will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery. A luncheon will be provided at the church following the committal.

Frank was born May 29, 1930, in Baker City to Phillip and Alice Miller. He was the youngest of nine children. At a very young age Frank learned what hard work was, and he continued this principle of hard work throughout this life.

At the age of 17, he joined the Naval Air Reserves. He had an apprenticeship in plumbing, was a manager of Valley Dairies Company in 1963 and drove truck for the Baker County Road Department, but he was best known for his 30-plus years as a dairyman/rancher.

Having knowledge in so many areas, he was asked for advice many, many times throughout his life. He loved to serve and help others. As a member of the LDS Church, he held numerous callings. On June 26, 1950, Frank married Odetta. He adopted her two children and they had three more children. Together they dairyed for many of the 30 years. Frank loved to hear his wife play guitar, sing and yodel. One of his favorite sayings was, “Take five, it only takes a minute.”

Frank is survived by his children, Odett Patterson of Virginia, Lynn Miller of Baker City, Lacy Gargan of Lynnwood, Wash., and Leah Bussard of St. Helens; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; all of his siblings; his wife, Odetta; his son, Willy; and his grandson, Christopher.

Contributions in Mr. Miller’s memory may be made to Pathway Hospice. This may be done through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, May 26, 2006
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor


White, Judy Wallis. Baker County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved.

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