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September 13, 1937 to May 14, 2020- George Miller was born to Beulah and Walter Miller in Longview, Washington.

SUBMITTED PHOTO - George Ronald MillerGeorge Miller was born September 13, 1937 to Beulah

and Walter Miller in Longview, Washington. He attended a oneroom school house in Lexington about a mile from their home. He later attended middle and high schools in Kelso, Washington and graduated in 1955. He graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in

Atmospheric Sciences in 1960. It was at the University of Washington that he met Janice George. They were married in 1962.

George began his career with the Weather Bureau

(currently National Weather Service) in Portland,

Oregon in 1960. His career took him to Medford,

Oregon, Denver, Colorado and Salt Lake City, Utah. He

returned to Portland in 1982 as Meteorologist in Charge/

Area Manager, the position from which he retired in

1994.

From a co-workers invitation in 1962, he joined

Toastmasters. He spent over 50 years with that

organization in various roles from club president to

Governor, District 15 for mainly Utah and Idaho.

During that time he participated in and won several

speech contests.

While in Medford he joined the Junior Chamber of

Commerce (Jaycees) and spent many years with that

organization and was rewarded with a JCI Senatorship

while with the Cherry Creek Jaycees in Colorado. He

was a member of the American Meteorological Society,

both nationally and locally where he served as local club

president.

As a meteorologist he was given the opportunity

to write many articles on the weather. Some of these

were presented at conferences as far away as Halifax,

Nova Scotia. The thrill of writing continued after his

retirement. He authored two books on Pacific Northwest

weather; Pacific Northwest Weather: But My Barometer

Says Fair and Lewis and Clark's Northwest Journey,

Weather Disagreeable. He also authored or co-authored

four Arcadia Publishing books in their Images of

America series: Gresham, Oregon; Kelso, Washington;

Portland Rose Festival and Grant County, Oregon.

Having been brought up on a farm north of Kelso, the

love of gardening seemed to enter his blood. He enjoyed

this hobby and achieved the title of Master Gardener

while in Portland. He and his wife, Janice, canned or froze

many of their own vegetables. He assumed control of the

40+ roses at Trinity Lutheran Church for many years.

Following in his father's and older brother's tradition he

was a beekeeper for many years.

George is survived by Janice his wife of 57 years,

and three older sisters: Beulah, Ramona and Anne. He

has two sons, both living in the Portland area; Chris

and Tim, one granddaughter Kaeli and one grandson

Carson. He asks that any remembrances be made to

Trinity Lutheran Church, the The Nature Conservancy

or the Environmental Defense Fund.

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