In loving memory of Laurella June “Hunter” Miller, 60, who passed away at home in Newberg, Ore. on June 3, 2017.
She was born in Grangeville on April 29, 1957 to Wesley and Mary “Jones” Hunter.
Laurella lived and started school in Stites, moving to Lewiston when she was about 11 years old and finished school there.
On July 25, 1975 in Cyril, Okla. her and Wayne Miller were married. Later a son and daughter would join the family.
She had several jobs and always enjoyed the people she worked with. For several years she worked as a CNA around Lewiston.
Later she went to work for Idaho Fish and Game, traveling to different hatcheries, marking and tagging fish.
She also worked at a stationary card-making place and a knife making business, but the last 15 years she spent working for the new Walgreens store that opened in 2001 in Newberg, until she had to retire due to health issues. She had and beat cancer three times.
She is survived by her husband, Wayne, son Jeremy (Robin) Miller of Tualatin, Ore., daughter Michelle Miller of Eugene, Ore., five grandchildren, brother Donavon (Chris) Hunter of Kooskia, and sister Marlynn (Lee) Dexter, of Lewiston.
Laurella was preceded in death by her father, Wesley Hunter, mother and step-father Mary and Norman McArthur, brothers Bruce Hunter and Phillip McArthur.
A memorial service was held at the Newberg Christian Church on June 14, and a memorial service will be held at Harpster Cemetery on June 17 at 5 p.m. with a potluck to follow at the IOOF Hall in Kooskia.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to www.willamettevalleycancer foundation.org.