Lorraine Miller, 1926-2014

Published 10:00 am Friday, September 19, 2014

Lorraine Miller passed away on Sept. 6, 2014, in Gresham, Ore., at the age of 87. She was born on Sept. 9, 1926, in Myrtle to parents Alonzo and Hannah Dorothy Mickelson. Lorraine moved to Oregon in 1960 to start a job as the supervisor for the elementary program for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Oregon. In 1963 she met Wilber “Bill” Miller, and the two were married in 1965 in Portland, Ore.

Lorraine Miller

Lorraine Miller

Always an educator, Lorraine took special interest in genealogy, especially after her retirement. She never missed a holiday or birthday, but always gave gifts that would enrich a child — especially a book. Lorraine enjoyed spending time with friends and family.

Lorraine will be missed by her stepsons, Terry and Kenny Miller; nephew Kirk Mickelson; niece Kathy Mickelson; niece Keely (Andy) Nelson and their sons Jens and Kell; nephew Kjell Mickelson; nephew Kregg Matthew Mickelson; and many friends, Ellendale High School classmates and cousins.

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She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Miller; parents, Al and Dorothy Mickelson; and brother, Roger Wayne Mickelson.

All those who wish to attend the graveside service and burial are invited to gather at the Ellendale Community Center at 10 a.m. Oct. 10. Interment will be in the old Seventh-day Adventist Cemetery in Bath Township. The Rev. Bill Nixon will be officiating.