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Larry Miller

November 23, 2011

Larry (Laurence) Edward Miller was born on July 17, 1927 and passed away on Nov. 14, 2011. Larry was born in Newport to Thomas Jefferson and Winnifred Ruth Miller. He had four brothers and three sisters: Ethel (Fred) White, Alfred (Miriam) Miller, George (Lillian) Miller, Helen (Vern) Lamb, Everet Miller, Martin (Beverly) Miller, and Florence (Stan) Childs.
Larry attended school in Valley until he was 17 years-old. In 1944, he left school to join the Army. He serving in Germany, where he was a guard at the Nuremberg trials. While in Ger¬many, he met and married Frieda Koehnlein in 1948. They returned to Valley, where he worked on his parent’s farm and at a sawmill. Larry and Frieda later moved to Spokane. Three children were born from this marriage: Rosemary (Bob) Carlson, Larry (Lani) Miller, and Christine (Dennis) Bahr.
Larry held many differed types of jobs, from farmer, to mechanic, to construction worker. He always was a hard worker and it was often said “Larry can fix anything”.
Larry married Myrna Stinson in 1963. Three children were born from this marriage: Stacy (Curt) Coy, Tamera Patterson, and Mike Sage.
In 1973, Larry went to Alaska, where he worked for ATCO Structures and MarkAir. He retired in 1993 and moved to Addy. Enjoying the busy life of the farm, he could fashion and fix farm equipment out of any materials that he found. His was born a hunter and fisherman and had many enjoyable years with these activities.
Although Larry struggled with dementia for the last five years of his life, he enjoyed many happy days; he always had a big smile for everyone. A special thanks to Sue, who was his faithful caregiver for the last two years
Larry is survived by one sister and husband, Florence and Stan Childs; his six children, 34 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, onegreat-great-granddaughter, and many nieces and nephews.

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