Adeline Marjorie Miller
Adeline Marjorie Miller (nee Henne) was born in Alfred, North Dakota and died in Canby, Oregon, days after her 91st birthday.
First married at 15, (She outlived Henry Klundt, Martin Lockard, Jerry Miller and Dave Taylor.). She raised six children while working and going to college, attaining her RN degree in Pasco, Washington, in 1963. Her life spanned many states, and several countries. She worked in the tool room for B-25s in Colorado during WWII (Rosie the Riveter?), went back to North Dakota, working as a waitress, moved to Minnesota working at various jobs, and then to Washington state where she worked as a first aid nurse during the construction of Lower Monumental Dam on the Snake River. She finally moved to Oregon in 1968.
She worked her way up to head of the Admissions Department at University Hospital in Portland, where she retired in 1990. She taught nursing in Viet Nam during the Viet Nam war while her husband, Jerry Miller, worked in that country. She traveled worldwide, collecting mementos along the way. A loving mother and grandmother, she made life fun for all of her family, scattered from the west coast to Utah and Texas.
She is survived by her children, Sheila Lehto, of Oregon City, Oregon, Randy Klundt, of Sinton,Texas, Douglas Lockard (Mary Lou), of Sammamish, Washington, Bill Lockard (Rose), of Warren, Oregon, Marjorie Sloan, of Woodburn, Oregon and David Lockard, of Carver, Oregon, step children Lorraine Horzynek (Dolphi),of The Dalles, Oregon, Kathy Nock, of Selah, Washington, Kenny Miller, of California, Pat Grant (Dave,) of Whitefish, Montana and Charley Taylor, of Portland, Oregon, as well as numerous grandchildren, great- grandchildren and one great- great granddaughter. (She virtually created her own private nation.)
A Celebration of Life will be held March 4, from 1p.m. to 4 p.m. in Woodburn at the Woodburn Christian Church, 126 N. Workman Drive. (503-981-9423). The family suggests donations to the Alzheimer's disease Research Foundation, PO Box 1950, Clarksburg, MD, 20871-1950.