Mary Susan Miller
Mary Susan Miller, 71, passed away peacefully March 27, 2021, at OHSU surrounded by her husband, Nick, and her family. She was diagnosed with cancer in 2019. Although this incurable disease ultimately proved to be terminal, Susan handled its debilitating nature with grace.
Susan was born on January 10, 1950, in Hillsboro, Oregon, to Fred and Helen Ireland and was the middle child of seven. At the age of 10, the Ireland family moved to Sublimity where she attended St. Boniface Grade School. After graduating from Regis High School, Susan attended Southern Oregon College and Oregon State University majoring in art. She went on to work as a secretary at Stayton Canning Company and met her husband of 42 years. Nick and Susan lived in Stayton for 23 years. They moved to John Day where Susan developed her love of quilting and enjoyed many quilting retreats with her friends. She worked for Grant County and the OSU Extension Office and earned her certification as a master gardener. In 2012, they retired to Prineville where they built their home together.
Susan is survived by her husband, Nick; six siblings; and many nieces and nephews. A funeral will be held at 11:00, Friday, April 9, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Sublimity, Oregon. Reception following in the Parish Hall.
If you would like to donate in her memory, a contribution can be made to the Humane Society of the Ochocos, 1280 S. Tom McCall Rd, Prineville, Oregon 97754.
Published in The Statesman Journal from Apr. 1 to Apr. 4, 2021.