Cleo M. Miller

Posted: Friday, July 04, 2008

Kenai resident, Cleo M. Miller died Friday, June 27, 2008, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. She was 77.

A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Her ashes also will be scattered at later date in Cohoe Cove in Kasilof and in Paulina Lake in central Oregon.

Mrs. Miller was born May 16, 1931, to Cappie and Dorothy Harden in Peetz, Colo. She graduated high school and attended Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Ore. She was raised Protestant and continued her faith throughout her life. She moved to Anchorage in 1997 where she lived until moving to Kenai in December 2007.

Mrs. Miller also enjoyed traveling, playing bingo, camping and fishing.

"Mom was a person who truly loved and cared about her family and people she called friends. All who knew her loved her. She was a giving person who believed that everyone she knew should have a Christmas whether they be family or not and she always did all she could to make sure some of their Christmas wishes came true. She was a bright moment in her children's lives as well as the many relatives and other peoples' lives. She fought the good fight and will be truly missed until the time we meet her again," her family said.

Mrs. Miller was preceded in death by her good friend and former husband, Frank Captain; sister, Grace Bond; and brother, Micky Harden.

She is survived by her daughters, Carol Thrasher and her husband, Michael, of Salem, Ore., and Patricia Becker, of Milton Freewater, Ore.; son, Don Captain, of Kasilof; grandsons, Brandon Thrasher, of Salem and Hank Broner, of Twin Falls, Idaho; granddaughters, Theresa Broner, of Twin Falls, Michelle Wiggins, of Stayton, Ore., Shannon Captain, of Salem and Ariel Captain, of Stayton; six great-grandchildren; nephews, Cliff Bond and his wife, Sharon, of Kasilof, Rodger Bond and his wife, Sandi, of Banks, Ore., Glenn Bond and his wife, Judy, of Forest Grove, Ore. and Norman Bond and his wife, Bobbi, of Scappoose, Ore.; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews throughout Oregon and Alaska.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.

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