Elizabeth M. Miller

Elizabeth M. Miller

Betty, as she preferred to be called, passed away May 4, 2013 as she slept. She was 84 years old.

Betty was born in Annamoose, North Dakota. As a young woman, Betty traveled far and wide after leaving North Dakota. She shepherded her husband, Don, and family across America and around the world - even living in New Delhi, India. She later cruised the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans with Don on their 53' yacht, Maia, for the better part of a decade. Home for the Millers, when not traveling, was their house on Mercer Island, where sons Ken and Bruce grew up.

Betty moved from Mercer Island to Fairwinds of Redmond where she made many new friends. She even began new hobbies. Those of you who knew her would have appreciated her newfound love of theatre and painting. And how she loved playing the hand chimes in the local Chime chorus! As the dementia progressed, Betty moved to Luca's Family Home in February where Suzan and Eli Luca were able to make her as comfortable as possible during her last months.

Betty is survived by her sons Ken Miller (Polly) of Redmond, Washington and Bruce Miller (Cindy) of Bakersfield, California and her brother, Marcus Roggenbuck. Her husband, Donald E. Miller, passed away in November 2009.

Betty's stated desire is to be laid to rest at Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 S.E. 240th Street, Kent, Washington. An Honors ceremony will lay to rest the ashes of Elizabeth M. Miller and her husband, Donald E. Miller. The urns will be placed Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 2 pm.

Published in The Seattle Times from July 1 to July 2, 2013