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Joan Deane Miller

June 21, 1931 - March 11, 2014


Joan Deane Miller was born in Bend, Ore. to Clifford Deane and Violet L. Snell. She grew up in The Dalles, Ore. and then graduated from Pacific University with a degree in Education.

Joan spent many of her thirty years teaching at Ickes Junior High School in Milwaukie, Ore. She came home laughing every day with a new story to tell about her day at school.

Joan was gracious and kind to everyone who crossed her path. She spent the past 17 years in Baker City, Ore. with her companion Doug and her dog Molly living in sight of The Elkhorn Mountains. She found great friendships which she cherished dearly in her book club, garden club, and with her life-long friends.

Joan is survived by her family; The Deanes, Henrys and Millers; and her friends who are forever changed by her kindness, love, humor, and humanity.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to The American Heart Association, 4380 SW Macadam Avenue, Portland, OR 97239, www.heart.org, or give blood, or do a favor for someone, or simply show kindness to a stranger in honor of Joan Deane Miller.

There will be no service. We will celebrate her life in June.