Gale Miller


Gale Miller passed away August 27, 2021

Gale Miller passed away August 27, 2021 at River Bend Hospital, Eugene, Oregon. Her great granddaughter Kendall Axelson was with her.

She was born January 29, 1930 in Eugene, Oregon, to Frank and Maud Heath-Wheeler, but lived most of her 91 years in Mapleton, Oregon.

Gale married Eugene “Squinty” Miller in May 1947; they were married until his passing in 2009. They had two sons, Keith and Brad Miller.

Gale was preceded in death by her husband, Squinty Miller, and her son, Keith Miller. She is survived by her son Brad  Miller, wife Kathy, of Ketchikan, Alaska and their children Wanda Baughman, husband Sean, of Angels Camp, California. Brian Miller, Ketchikan, Alaska.

Children of Wanda and Sean Baughman are: Kendall Axelson, Vancouver, Washington; Lacey Axelson, Brownsville, Oregon; Sean Jr. and Breanna Dalton, children: Kashton and Kayana Baughman, Roseburg, Oregon. Justin Baughman, Roseburg, Oregon.

Nicole Baughman and Jaiz Bradfield, children, Bailey and Samuel Bradfield, Kelso, Washington.

Children of  Keith Miller and ex-wife Judy Yost-Miller of  Longwood, Florida, are: Mindi, husband Rod Durflinger, Creswell, Oregon; Marli, husband James, children Aspen, Delaney, Madison and Finley; of Searcy, Arkansas.  Marika Boggs, husband Thomas, children, Blaine and Briena Jensen, Tynsly and Tanner Boggs, Mapleton, Oregon. Joey, wife Sara, of Reno, Nevada.

Gale was a member of the Florence Seventh-day Adventist Church, She was generous and kind-hearted, Gale loved her family.  She was supportive and showed up for every event she possibly could where her kids and grandkids were involved. If you called or stopped by uninvited, she considered it a blessing, not an interruption. A visit to her house would generally involve a vegetarian, home cooked meal where the main course was most likely grown and harvested from her garden. She loved gardening, canning, adventure, church, reading, her friends and family. She had a set of practical skills that ranged from putting on a new roof to doctoring a cut. She was a hard worker and willing to help where she could. She left a legacy and a picture of what giving, and loving should look like. She was extraordinary in many ways and will be missed.

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