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Carolyn Miller

| June 9, 2006 12:00 AM

Carolyn J. Miller, 75, died Monday, June 5, 2006, after a lengthy battle with cancer.

She died in the presence of family at her home in Bonners Ferry.

Carolyn was born June 17, 1930, in Anaheim, Calif.

Her childhood was spent in Long Beach, Calif., where she completed one year at Long Beach City College before her marriage to Dean Miller on Sept. 18, 1949. After her husband finished his term of service in the Marine Corps, the Millers moved to Denver where Dean was employed by J.C. Penney.

They were transferred to many different cities, and Carolyn stayed at home for many years to care for their four children. As the children grew older Carolyn was employed first as a bookkeeper and later as assistant operations officer for First Bank in Lewistown. She retired when they moved to Bonners Ferry in 1985.

Carolyn's hobbies were sewing, knitting and volunteering for Alternatives for Domestic Violence, Crisis Line, American Association of Retired Persons, and the ECF Wing at Boundary Community Hospital. She was involved in church activities and was always lovingly involved with her family, children and grandchildren.

Her survivors include her husband; brother Don Chandler of Bonners Ferry; sister-in-law Darlene Foster of Sioux City, Iowa; son Chris and wife Jan of Tyler, Minn.; son Kirk and wife Claudia of Occidental, Calif.; son Dane and wife Arlene of Pocatello, Idaho; daughter Sheri and husband Brian Spuhler of Absarokee; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by her family, church and community.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 9, at St. John Lutheran Church in Libby. Graveside services will follow at Grandview Cemetery in Bonners Ferry.

Memorials may be sent to Lutheran Bible Translators, 303 N. Lake St., P.O. Box 2050, Aurora, IL 60507-2050.