February 12, 1925 ~ March 27, 2011
Jeannette Edith "Jean" Miller, 86, died March 27, 2011, at Walla Walla General
Hospital. Jean had been a resident of the Washington Odd Fellows Home after leaving
her home at the Golden West Estates.
The memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 16, 2011, at the Golden
West Estates Club House. Jesse Wilkinson will officiate. There will be a potluck
luncheon following the service. Memorial contributions may be made
to the Walla Walla General Hospital Chaplain's Benevolent Fund
through Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla, WA 99362.
Jean was born February 12, 1925, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
to Fred J. and Edith L. Yost Leonard. She attended schools in Pennsylvania
prior to her family moving to Wallula, Washington, where
she attended Two Rivers High School. She and Dale N. Miller, Sr.
were married on August 2, 1946. They later divorced. She worked for
20 years as bookkeeper and office secretary for Pancake Heisey
Jean had many interests including crochet, tole painting, plastic
canvas, knitting, reading, and she also loved to dance. She was an
excellent seamstress and helped sew many costumes for the Sweet
Adelines while she was a member of the group. Jean was a member
of the Eagles Auxiliary and the Faith Bible Fellowship Church. More
recently, she had attended worship services held at the Golden West
Estates Club House.
Jean is survived by two daughters: Judy (Gary) Short of Walla
Walla and Danita Jo (Chuck) Brittle of Estacada, Oregon; two sons:
Dale (Becky) Miller and Michael Miller of Walla Walla; ten sisters:
Flossie Mills, Susie Mills, Nancy (Hubert) Aichele, Shirley (Lee)
Newell, Jackie (Duane) Allen, Betty (James) Decker, Darlene Darden,
Sharon (Fred) Skinell, Linda (Larry) Ford and Cherie (Jerry) Finley;
two brothers: Henry "Hank" (Rosene) Leonard and Robert "Bob"
(Linda) Leonard: seven grandchildren: Craig (Janie) Short, Scott
(Nancy) Short, Angela (Jim) Brown, Jeff (Misty) Miller, Danielle
Van Scotter, Kyla Brittle and Charles Brittle; six great-grandchildren
and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her
parents; a sister, Emma Bass and a brother, Fred Leonard, Jr.
Friends may write memories and sign the online guestbook at
The Rainbow Bridge
There is a bridge connecting Heaven and Earth.
It is called the Rainbow Bridge because of its many colors. Just
this side of the Rainbow Bridge, there is a land of meadows,
hills and valleys with lush green grass.
When a beloved pet dies, the pet goes to this place. There is
always food and water and warm spring weather. The old and
frail animals are young again. Those who are maimed are
made whole again. They play all day with each other.
There is only one thing missing: They are not with their special
person who loved them on Earth. So, each day they run and
play until the day comes when one suddenly looks up! The
nose twitches. The ears are up. The eyes are staring. And this
one suddenly runs from the group.
You have been seen, and when you and your special friend
meet, you take him or her in your arms and embrace. Your face
is kissed again and again and again, and you look once more
into the eyes of your trusting pet.
Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together,
never again to be separated.
In Loving Memory of
Snowflake and Squeaker