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Kenneth James Miller


Kenneth James Miller, 47, a resident of Wenatchee died May 1, 2018, in Seattle, Washington. A kind and gentle soul, he leaves us with loving memories.

Ken grew up in Issaquah, playing football, baseball, and basketball. He attended Issaquah High School where he graduated with honors. He then attended Washington State University, graduating with a BA in Education.

Ken’s interests were split between being an active school volunteer, supporting hockey teams, and family gatherings. He volunteered to help students in kindergarten at the following schools: Cascade Elementary in Leavenworth, and Mission Elementary and Columbia Elementary in Wenatchee where he volunteered for over 10 years. He had a quiet, calm manner that children were drawn to and thus was able to teach or assist the teachers to reinforce necessary learning skills at the kindergarten level.

Ken especially enjoyed spending time with his extended family on the Miller farm in Centerville and on annual camping trips to pick huckleberries in the Mt. Adams area.

Ken’s other main love was Hockey. As a child he learned to skate and the basic skills in Fort McMurray, Alberta, where he played on a Mite team. Later he became a season ticket holder for the Seattle Thunderbirds, watching Patrick Marlowe getting his first start at a professional career with the San Jose Sharks. Upon moving to Wenatchee, he started right up with the initial year for the Wenatchee Wild and was current as a season ticket holder through this season.

Ken is survived by his parents, Cathy Miller of Wenatchee, and Jim and Donna Miller of Ferndale, Washington (formerly of Centerville); his siblings: Mike Miller of Seattle, Sheri Miller of Santa Rosa, California, Annette Bagley of Ferndale, Tony Norris of Kennewick, and Mike Norris of Goldendale; five nieces: Sadie, Ellie, Kate, Amanda, and Alexis; and two nephews, Kerrick and Ben.

There will be a Memorial gathering at the residence of Cathy Miller in Wenatchee on Saturday, June 9 from 2 to 5 p.m. Please email for directions:

In lieu of flowers or gifts, please send a donation in Ken’s honor to Wellness Place, Wenatchee, designating it for Restorative Yoga/Mary Kunkel.


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