Daniel Sylvester Miller
Apr 12, 1943 – Jul 23, 2014
Dan Miller, 71, unexpectedly passed away July 23rd, 2014. Dan was born in Georgia and graduated from R.A. Long High School in Longview, Washington. Dan was a member of the IBEW 77, National Rifle Association and The Puyallup Eagles. Upon graduation from high school Dan enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. After the military Dan acquired his Journeyman's License and enjoyed a long career as a lineman. He worked for The Town of Steilacoom, Parkland Light, Puget Power/Puget Sound Energy and Potelco. With many years in the field Dan made friends wherever he went. When he wasn't working he enjoyed his family, friends, reading, hunting, The Mariners, gardening, golf and tinkering with projects. He was always up for a cup of coffee, golf and happy hour!
Dan had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to tell jokes and have a good time. He was a laid back guy who was happiest around his garden, grandkids, family and friends. While his unexpected passing leaves a heaviness in our hearts; the papa, dad, brother, uncle and friend we knew has left many wonderful and cherished memories. This is goodbye for now--until we meet again. You are greatly missed.
Dan was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Dovie Miller, brothers O’Neal Miller and Nolan Miller and sister Jean Rothfus. Dan is survived by his daughter Angie (John) Skibiel and son Jeff (Neil) Miller. Grandkids Madison, Danielle, Olivia and Caden Skibiel. Brothers Cleatus Miller of Kelso, WA; Virgil (Edith) Miller of Clatskanie, OR; Wayne (Vicky) Miller of Rochester, WA. Sisters Iantha Collins and Deborah (Gary) Doane of Longview, WA; Carrolene (Allen) Reid and Majoria "Jo" (Gale) Orloske of Rochester, WA. As well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A military internment will be held at Tahoma National Cemetery on Friday, September 12, 2014 at 11:30am. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 3:00pm at The Valley View Church of God, 1435--33rd Avenue, Longview, Washington.
Please visit www.Bonney-Watson.com to sign the guestbook, leave stories, messages and post pictures. Remembrances can be made in his name to the Wounded Warrior Project (WoundedWarriorProject.org) or The American Cancer Society (cancer.org/donate) We know Dan would want everyone who crossed his path to celebrate his memory and share a cup of coffee, play a round of golf or raise a toast (OR ALL THREE) in his honor.
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