Carolyn J. Miller went to be with her Lord June 5, 2006, after a lengthy battle with cancer. She passed away in the presence of family at her home in Bonners Ferry. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. MDT June 9 at St. John Lutheran Church, 1017 Montana Ave., Libby, Montana, at 10:30 MDT and graveside services will follow at Grandview Cemetery, Bonners Ferry, at 2 pm PDT.
Carolyn was born June 17, 1930, in Anaheim, California her childhood was spent in Long Beach, California, where she completed one year at Long Beach City College before her marriage to Dean Miller on September 18, 1949. After his term of service in the U.S. Marine Corps was completed, the Millers moved to Denver, Colorado, where Dean was employed by J.C. Penney. They were transferred to many different cities and Carolyn stayed at home for many years to care for their four children. As the children grew older Carolyn was employed first as a bookkeeper and later as Assistant Operations Officer for First Bank in Lewistown, Montana. She retired when they moved to Bonners Ferry in1985.
Carolyn’s hobbies were sewing, knitting and volunteering for Alternatives for Domestic Violence, Crisis Line, AARP, and the ECF Wing at Boundary Community Hospital. She loved her Lord and was involved in Church activities. She has always been lovingly involved with her family, her children and grandchildren.
Her survivors include her husband, Dean; brother, Don Chandler of Bonners Ferry; sister-in-law, Darlene Foster of Sioux City, Iowa; son, Chris and wife Jan of Tyler, Minnesota; son, Kirk and wife Claudia of Occidental, California; son, Dane and wife Arlene of Pocatello, Idaho; daughter, Sheri and husband Brian Spuhler of Absarokee, Montana; eleven grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by her family, her church, and the community.
Memorials may be sent to Lutheran Bible Translators, 303 N. Lake St., P.O. Box 2050, Aurora, IL 60507-2050
Originally published on the website - Kootenai Valley Press - June 5, 2006