Gary Milton Miller passed away peacefully at the age of 80 on September 13, 2021. Born to William and Eva Jeanne Miller on January 25, 1941, Gary rose to the rank of Eagle Scout while also lettering in baseball and football at Shoreline High School. During his time at Shoreline, he also met the love of his life, Joanne, who would be his constant companion until his death. Following graduation in 1959, Gary attended the University of Washington on a baseball scholarship and was drafted as a minor league player with the Washington Senators.
Gary and Joanne were married in 1960. Cheri was born in 1961, and Kristina followed in 1968. For the next several decades, Gary worked diligently in the floorcovering industry, eventually becoming a successful and respected member of the business community. Outside of work, he enjoyed taking his family on camping and ski trips.
In later life, Gary loved nothing more than being a proud papa to his grandchildren and, more recently, his great-grandchildren. Countless hours were spent teaching them to golf or taking them on vacations both near and far. A family favorite was Sunriver, Oregon, where many memories were made while biking, golfing, and swimming.
Gary is survived by his wife of 61 years, Joanne; daughter Cheri (Rick) Burkhardt; grandson Garret (Monica) Miller; granddaughter Kaelin (Christopher) Whitcomb; grandson Colin (Amanda) Lewis; and three great-grandchildren: Grayson Miller, Leo Lewis, and Ember Whitcomb. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
January 25, 1941 - September 13, 2021