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David “Dave” Michael Miller
April 1, 1937 – Could 6, 2020
Born at St. Charles on “Hospital Hill” in downtown Bend, Dave was proud to be a local Bendite. Dave grew up along with his older brother Pete and older sister Mary within the Shevlin-Hixon logging camps south of Bend the place his father (James) was a prepare engineer and his mom (Helen) was a schoolteacher.
As a younger man he enlisted within the Navy towards the tip of the Korean Battle. Throughout his 4-year stint, he served as an electrician’s mate. After a collision whereas on board the usWantuck, he obtained a commendation for excellent efficiency when he and a small group managed to carry the severely broken vessel again to port. After receiving an honorable discharge, he returned to Bend and labored for the US Forest Service on the Deschutes Nationwide Forest as a Hearth Management Officer. He loved his time on the Fort Rock Ranger District the place he fought many fires along with his Uncle Dan Beougher, together with the “Aspen Flat” hearth. Dave additionally patrolled the ranger district and spent a lot time on the Cabin Lake Guard Station. His life being related to the pure assets of Central Oregon and the wooden product trade was removed from over. Through the early 60s, he constructed on his electrical background from the Navy and commenced his profession with the BrooksScanlon mill as an apprentice electrician. Dave was identified for his wit, onerous work and get it executed perspective. He labored in roles of accelerating accountability and achieved the place of Common Supervisor. Sadly, with a altering Central Oregon and a failing wooden merchandise trade, he was the final Common Supervisor of the final sawmill in Bend when it minimize its final log in 1993. He traveled extensively in quite a lot of company roles for Crown Pacific previous to his retirement in 1999.
In his spare time and retirement, he loved searching, fishing and touring. He grew up fishing the Deschutes River and likewise loved most of the Excessive Lakes within the area. The Benham Falls space of the Deschutes was a selected favourite of his, when mountain climbing “over the lavas” was the best way to go fishing there. Dave cherished the numerous journeys he took to Alaska to go to his brother Pete the place they fished for salmon and halibut within the Kenai area. To take a break from Central Oregon winters, he cherished to journey to Hawaii along with his spouse Auni. Many of those pleasures have been placed on maintain for roughly 5 years whereas they did dialysis remedies at house. Dave had the good fortune to obtain a kidney transplant in 2012 at OHSU, which allowed him to return to a lot of these actions. Reminiscing with “The Brown Canine” Sam, whereas strolling the Brooks-Scanlon and ShevlinHixon properties was one thing he regarded ahead to for a few years. He additionally skilled the good pleasure of being a grandparent. Papa is deeply missed by all!!
He was proud to be an American, pleased with his army service, proud to be a local Bendite, pleased with the home he constructed, however most likely most pleased with the household he constructed.
Dave is survived by his spouse of 56 years, Auni; his daughter, Kristina; his son, James; his daughter-in-law, Heather; his grandson, JJ; his granddaughter, Mandy; and his sister, Mary.
Household gatherings at his favourite searching and fishing spots might be held later.
Memorial contributions could also be made to an area Veteran’s Nonprofit or a charity of your alternative. Please go to the net registry for the household at
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