Mable America Miller, 95, of Oregon City, died Feb. 24, 2003.

She was born on June 29, 1907, on a ranch in Paradise to Joseph Sherman and Mary Ann (Cole) Kenville.

After finishing high school, Mable attended college in Corvallis until the ranch failed. She married George W. Miller, a member of an original pioneer family in Wallowa County, in 1937. George was tragically killed in 1949 and Mable and her children moved to Baker.

Mable owned her home and canned all of her homegrown vegetables and fruits. Despite poor eyesight, she loved to read and published children's stories and many pieces of devotional literature. Mable was legally blind for many years.

Survivors include son-in-law Lawrence Willey of Milwaukee; daughter-in-law and her husband John and Barbara Miller-Collins of Richland, Wash.; three grandchildren and one great grandson.

She was preceded in death by her husband George; her son Allan G. Miller; and her daughter, Elaine A. Willey.

Family and friends are invited to a memorial celebration at the Community of Christ Church, 4837 NE Couch St., in Portland on March 29 at 2 p.m. and to attend the burial of cremains at the Prairie Creek Cemetery in Joseph on May 26 at 11 a.m., to be followed by a potluck at Wallowa Lake State Park in the afternoon.

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