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James Miller

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James Miller

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June 3, 2012

James I. Miller, 80, a 20 year Wenatchee resident, passed away at home on Sunday, June 3, 2012.
He was born on May 2, 1932 at Burbank, Washington to the late James Isaac and Ester (Larsen) Miller. He was raised on the Miller Family Homestead located just west of Newport, Washington. He graduated from the Newport High School in 1950. He continued his education at Eastern Washington College in Cheney prior to entering the U.S. Navy and serving during the Korean Conflict as an Aviation Mechanic. He met Beverly Mae Anderson while in college and they were later married on August 2, 1952 in Wenatchee. She continued her college studies while James served in the Navy. Following his honorable discharge, they moved to Newport, where he worked in the logging industry with his brother. He followed up his aviation training by attending Northrup Aviation Technical College in Los Angeles, California. He went to work for the Boeing Aircraft Company in 1956 at the Moses Lake operation as a Mechanic. In 1960, they moved to the Federal Way-Redondo area and he went to work at the Seattle Boeing Plant. In 1971, he went to work as Maintenance Manager for Alaska Airlines at SeaTac Airport. He retired in 1992 and they moved to Wenatchee that same year.
James was a member of King’s Orchard Church of Christ in Wenatchee.
He enjoyed water-skiing, hunting, sailing, motorcycling, helping his wife with her arts and crafts and taking trips to the ocean with his granddaughters.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Beverly M. Miller, Wenatchee; one daughter and son-in-law, Susan & Hienz Schlipf, Seoul, S. Korea; one son, Scott Miller, Bellingham, WA; one brother, Lowell Miller, Enumclaw, WA; two sisters, Barbara Wisdom, Olympia, WA and Beverly Proctor, Long Beach, WA and three granddaughters, Crystal Miller, Bellingham, WA, Katie Goertzen, Langley, B.C., Canada and Jodi Miller, Cassidy, B.C., Canada. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A Commemoration Service will be held on Thursday, June 7th at 2:00 p.m. at King’s Orchard Church of Christ, 1610 Orchard Street, Wenatchee, with Dale Linge, Minister officiating. You are invited to visit his online Tribute at www.HeritageMemorialChapel.com . Arrangements are in the care of Heritage Memorial Chapel, East Wenatchee.

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