Carolyn Miller


Feb. 20, 1919 - Oct. 2, 2013

Carolyn Miller, long-time resident of Sunriver, passed away at her home in Stone Lodge on Wednesday, October 2, 2013.

She was born to a large family in Etna, Pennsylvania. Carolyn loved people, reached out to those in need, and made friends wherever she went. She held responsible positions with the Federal and State governments but her outgoing personality made her a natural for the business world where she was associated with Kaiser- Fraser automobile corporation.

Carolyn met and married Richard Dick Miller when he was in the U.S. Army in World War II. After the war, they moved to Portland where their two sons were born. Eventually they moved to Sunriver, Oregon. Dick pursued building and designing homes, while Carolyn plunged into the community life. She became well known as a champion of the Arts, helping to found the Sunriver Music Festival She served on the Sunriver Arts Committee and numerous committees and boards including Chair of the Environmental Advisory Board . Carolyn was a co-founder of the NAMI of Central Oregon

She is survived by her two sons, Charles Miller, and James Miller and his wife, Debra Miller; sister, Bette Dorn; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Carolyn will be greatly missed by her family and friends

A Celebration of Life will be held in the 3rd floor chapel at Stone Lodge Retirement Living, 460 NE 27th St., Bend, Oregon on October 16th at 2 p.m. Contributions in Carolyns memory may be made to Partners In Care, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, Oregon 97701

Carolyn Miller