Nov. 11, 1931 July 23, 2013
Richard K. Dick Miller of Keizer, an Enterprise native, died July 23, 2013, at the age of 81.
He was born Nov. 11, 1931, in Enterprise to Conrad and Rita (Litch) Miller. He was raised in Enterprise and graduated from Klamath High School before enlisting in the U.S. Navy.
After his discharge, he moved to Salem, where he attended Willamette Law School. In 1963 Dick married Marilyn Frances Hartshorne-Wages. He owned Action Realty and later began working for the State of Oregon in the Workers Compensation Department.
In 1978 Dick moved to Enterprise where he owned and operated the Range Rider Tavern. In the 1990s the Millers moved to Roseburg where he worked as a claims examiner in the Compensation Department of Roseburg Forest Products. After retirement, Dick and Marilyn moved back to Keizer to be near family.
He was a longtime member of the VFW and the NRA. Dick enjoyed spending time outdoors, especially deer and elk hunting, and training his bird dogs. He also coached baseball and Little League. The last several years Dick has been dedicated to caring for his wife Marilyn.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Robert J. Tex Miller and William Bill Miller.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marilyn, of Keizer; son and daughter-in-law Rick and Mindi Miller of Pendleton; daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy Gogle of Keizer, Lynn and Jim Maxwell of Steilacoom, Wash., Sue Mooers of Keizer, Karen and Joe Van Meter of Keizer, and Billie and Tom Knapp of Salem; grandchildren, Devon, Jason, Shea, Mark, Christine, Jay, Sara, Preston, Heather, Shannon, Laura, Andy and Karli; 12 great-grandchildren; nephews, Mike and Don; and niece, Janelle.
Private services will be held in Enterprise. A celebration of life is scheduled at the Range Rider Tavern in Enterprise starting at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21.