Beth Krause Miller Spikes, 91, of Elgin died May 29 at her home.
The funeral will begin at 3 p.m. Friday at the Elgin Christian Church with Pastor Bill Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Elgin Cemetery.
Mrs. Spikes was born June 30, 1912, to George C. and Dora M. Dennerly Jewett in McLaughlin, S.D. She graduated from high school and married Stub Krause on June 20, 1936, in McLaughlin. The couple moved to Elgin, and he died in 1969. She worked at the hardware store and the drug store in Elgin.
On June 17, 1974, she married Francis Miller in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
After his death she married Lloyd Spikes on Aug. 28, 1997, in Reno, Nev. She served as Grand Marshall in the Elgin Stampede and was named the Queen Mother.
She was a member of the Stampeders, the Order of Eastern Star, the Phythian Sisters, the Women’s Service Club, a bridge club, the Cricket Flat Grange, the Eagles and the Elks. She enjoyed dancing, playing cards, gardening, traveling and spending time with family.
Survivors include her husband of Elgin; children and their spouses, Carol and Bob Crouser, and Arnie and Judy Krause, all of Elgin; step-children, Ken Miller of Elgin, Ron Miller of Vernonia, Ted Miller of Gresham, Carroll Turk of Portland, Connie Flaskerud of Las Vegas and Mike Spikes of Corvallis; four grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.
Four sisters and three brothers died earlier.
Memorials may be made to the Grande Ronde Hospital Home Health Hospice in care of Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St.
Observer – Obituaries May 31 – June 5, 2004 Published: July 1, 2004