After a long, valiant battle with cancer, Erin Dale Miller, 71, of Oklahoma City, Okla., a former 34-year North Pole resident, passed away Monday, April 16, 2012, at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City.
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Erin Miller was born Aug. 9, 1940, to Oren and Evalynn (Bonham) McClure in Du Quoin, Ill., where she was raised.
She married Mitchell R. Miller Aug. 29, 1958, and they were happily married for 53 years.
After raising three children, Erin entered the work force initially working in retail jewelry, retiring as an area sales manager for Lamonts. She then worked in the business office for the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.
She was an active volunteer and supporter for her husband's philanthropic work with numerous nonprofit organizations and also a member of the Daughters of the Nile. Because of her ongoing and heroic battle with cancer, Erin and her husband, Mitchell, recently relocated from North Pole to Oklahoma City.
She is survived by her husband Mitchell Miller of Oklahoma City; two daughters, Laura Miller McIver of Oklahoma City, and Diana Lynn Miller, along with daughter-in-law, Samantha (Seay) Miller Abston of Beloit, Wis., plus three grandchildren, Nicole McIver and James McIver, both of Oklahoma City, Robert Miller of Juneau, Alaska, and her two adored Scotties, Barney and Molly.
She was preceded in death by one beloved son, Earl Clayton Miller, whose life was lost to diabetes.
Burial will be today, April 21, 2012, at Sunset Memorial Park in Du Quoin, Ill. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to one of the following memorials in her name: George Washington Masonic Memorial Tree Program; Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Memorial Donation Program, or the Cancer Research Institute Memorial Donation Program.
For additional information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit www.searbyfuneralhomes.com.
Published in Daily News-Miner on Apr. 21, 2012