November 25, 1934 - May 19, 2017
Raymond J. Miller born on November 25, 1934 to his parents Henry "Hank" and Margaret Odessa
(Wright) Miller. He was born in Nome, Alaska. He passed away peacefully on Friday, May 19, 2017, in Raymond, WA
He is preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Lois Miller, brother Henry Miller, and sister Alice Fox. He is survived by his spouse Arlysa, brother Jerry (Cheryl), sisters-in-law Connie Miller and Sharon Doty, and sister Donna Howse, children: Timothy (Claudia) Miller, George "Lee" (Judy) Keith, John (Della) Miller, Andy (Rose) Miller, Dan Miller, Lynn (Jamie Campbell) Keith, Ralph (June) Keith, Pam (Stan Hodfard) Finch, and Mary (Drew) Rader. He had 13 grandchildren: Tricia Bartlet, Shonna Miller Hill, Dustin Rader, Jason Keith, Drew Rader, Brittany Rader, Kayleah Finch, Mandy Miller, Amy Miller, DJ Miller, Nicole Keith, Dawn Malandra, and Sarah Miller. He also had 13 great-grandchildren and countless adopted grandchildren. He was known as "grandpa" to many.
Ray worked at Boeing for 37 years and retired at Washaway Beach: a place he dearly loved despite losing 3 homes to the ocean. He spent his last days in Tokeland, Washington. He enjoyed walking his dog on the beach and listening to the sound of the waves. He kept himself young by being busy. He loved to work in the yard and spent many days by the fire pit enjoying life with his friends and family.
Ray had a servant's heart and he taught us all how to be giving. You couldn't leave his home empty-handed. DNA didn't matter to him he loved everyone and was a grandpa, brother, friend and family to all.
He was the life of the party and he lit up the room with his presence. He had a contagious laugh. You knew he was in the room by his laughter. He loved to dance and would dance with anyone who was available. He loved to play cards and games and loved life and he lived it to the fullest. He will be missed by many but his legacy of love, life, and laughter will be forever engraved in the hearts of all who knew him.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 at the Renton Church of the Nazarene, 850 Union Ave. NE, Renton, WA 98059.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Donate online at https://donate3.cancer.org/ or mailed to P.O. Box 42040, Oklahoma City, OK, 73123.
Cremation arrangements were in care of Stoller’s Mortuary in Raymond.
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