Elizabeth Emily Miller

Elizabeth Emily Miller, 94 of Trail, Ore., passed away on Friday, August 6, 2010, at home. She was born on April 6, 1916, in Wordon, Ill. She married Anthony Joseph Miller on September 21, 1936, after five years of courtship. Her husband preceded her in death on March 3, 1971, at the age of 57.

Mom is survived by her daughter, Toni Woosley, of Trail, Ore.; son, Morgan E. Miller, of Medford, Ore.; a sister, Caddis Robinette, of Eagle Rock, Calif.; along with six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Mom was buried at the Trail Cemetery on August 11, 2010, next to her beloved husband, and as per her written request, no services were held.

During the war, when gas was rationed Mom and Dad got the idea to buy a bus and hauled workers to the munitions factory. Eventually they had three buses, ran three shifts, seven days a week. The Army did not draft my dad because they felt that what he was doing for the war by cutting fuel costs and getting workers to the job was a necessity at the time.
Later when my folks moved to Oregon in 1948, Mom drew the plans for her dream home, and her and dad built it on weekends and days off. It was way ahead of its time, with an awesome view. Later an arsonist burned it down.

Mom drew a design for Gabions for the Fish and Wildlife Dept., and her and dad installed them in order to create man made spawning beds for the salmon. As at the time, the salmon run was dwindling.

Later after my father died, Mom decided she wanted to fulfill her lifelong dream of traveling. In all, she made 48 trips abroad to just about every country you can name. She took slides, and upon returning, showed them to The Brown Bag Luncheon Org., schools and private showings when requested. Bringing along items that she had purchased in the country she was presenting to give her viewers a sense of the things created there. Mom was also an artist and many of her paintings are of the things she saw on her trips and the people she met.
At mothers request in lieu of flowers she would rather a donation be made to Providence Hospice. Their help was beyond a blessing.

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