Former Juneau resident Alice Miller, 79, of Ellensburg, Wash., died Oct. 26, 2005, in Seattle. She was born June 23, 1926, in Stettler, Alberta, Canada. She came to Alaska in 1949 and married Robert "Darrell" Miller in 1951.
She worked as an accountant for various federal and state agencies. At the time of her retirement, she served as the assistant superintendent for financial affairs for the Juneau School District.
She was an artist in both Native clay ceramics and oil painting. She enjoyed gardening and cooking big family meals. Her family says that "one of her greatest pleasures was watching her grandchildren grow."
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dewey and Lillian Cash; her brother, Arnold Cash; her brother-in-law, Orville Long; and her father-in law and mother-in-law, Stanley and Eva Miller of Wrangell.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Robert "Darrell" Miller of Ellensburg; her brother, Ed Cash, and his wife, Dorothy, of San Jose, Calif.; her sisters, Zelma Johansson and her husband, Arne, of Stettler, British Columbia, Donna Moody and her husband, Phil, of Rosburg, Wash., Glenna Gregg and her husband, Charles, of Springfield, Mo., Leila Drew and her husband, Martin, of Drayton Valley, Alberta, Vera Long of Kelowna, British Columbia; her brothers-in-law, Clinton Miller and his wife, Marina, of Sitka and Normal Dale Miller of Nashville, Tenn.; her daughter Cheri Miller of Palm Springs, Calif.; her sons, Monte Miller and his wife, Kathy, of Spokane, Wash., David Miller and his wife, Roxanne Easley, of Ellensburg, Scott Miller and his wife, Katharine, of Juneau; her grandchildren, Traci, Shawn, Jason, Kurt, Katrina and Gareth Miller, Brianna Leonard and her husband, Joe, and Alice Easley-Miller; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A private memorial will be held at a later date with her ashes interred near those of her mother at Portland Memorial Gardens in Portland, Ore.