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Obituary: Miller, Jack C.

Age 97

MILLER, Jack C. (Age 97) Jack C. Miller was born on August 18, 1915 in St. John, Washington and passed away on December 27, 2012 in Liberty Lake, Washington.

Jack was a farmer and rancher and farmed grain and hay and raised commercial and registered Herefords.

He was named Stevens County Cattleman of the Year in 1961 and worked with WSU and Stevens County to improve new strains of wheat seed.

He worked hard to clear his land of tree stumps and build underground tiles to drain water off the land and used that land for pasture for the cattle.

Jack played the guitar and button accordion with Don Stewart as the Colfax Mavericks.

He also served as head of the school board in Valley, Washington and helped restore the Holy Ghost Church in Valley, Washington.

Jack is survived by his wife of 76 years, Eloise Miller; and their five children, Doris (Jim) Fuller of Cheney, Washington, Polly (Jim) Dewey of Corvallis, Oregon, Jacqueline Fuller of Chewelah, Washington, David (Pat) Miller of Memphis, Tennessee, and Eloise Janish of Liberty Lake, Washington.

He also leaves behind fourteen grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

A Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 30 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. with a Vigil to follow at 5:00 p.m. at Hennessey Valley Funeral Home.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, January 2 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 4521 N Arden Rd, Otis Orchards, Washington with the Interment to follow at 2:30 p.m. at Greenwood Memorial Terrace, 211 N Government Way.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane, 121 S. Arthur, PO Box 2215, Spokane, WA, 99210-2215, (509) 456-0438.

Please visit Jack’s online memorial and leave a message of condolence at


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