Vernon J. Miller, 80, passed away on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at Spokane Hospice House in Spokane, Wash.
He was born Sept. 9, 1933 in Minot, to Clarence and Mureen Miller. Vernon grew up in Minot, and served in the armed forces in the Korean War from 1952 to 1954. Vern married Beverly Hoglund on Sept. 18, 1954 in Minot. They were married for 59 1/2 years.
He moved to the Spokane area in 1958. He resided in the Yakima/Selah area for 35 years, where he owned and operated Vern's Carpet Service. He retired in Moses Lake 20 years ago.
Vernon was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Selah, Yakima Bible Chapel, Naches Country Bible Chapel, and the Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Moses Lake.
Vernon led an active life: boating, fishing, water skiing, bowling, woodworking, and was a national champion horseshoe pitcher. Many of us remember him relishing a good debate.
Vern is survived by: his wife, Beverly Miller, of Moses Lake, Wash., and his children, Cynthia Seabury, Turkish Republic of North Cypress, Roderick Miller, of Las Vegas, Michele Miller Monnot, of Las Vegas; his sister, Betty Alldredge, of Evansville, Ind. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
Vernon was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Charles Miller and Harry Ed Miller; and by his children, Natalie Miller Dodson, and Jason Miller.
A memorial service will be held at Christian Missionary Alliance, 1100 N. Grape Dr., Moses Lake, Saturday, May 24, at 1 p.m.
Please call Michele or Cindy at (509) 766-6955 if you have any questions about the service.