ROY L. MILLER, LCDR, USN-RETIRED
Roy Miller, 71, passed away peacefully at his home on January 24, 2022 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Roy was born on July 13, 1950 in Salem, Oregon to his parents Roy L Miller, Sr. and Nellie (Newman) Miller. He attended school in Salem, Oregon. After high school he enlisted in the United States Navy. Roy was a decorated veteran who served in the Vietnam war. He received his degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington in 1977. He earned many different ranks and received numerous commendations and awards until his retirement in 1993. After he retired, he moved to Long View, Washington where he started working for Weyerhaeuser. Later he moved to Cascade, Idaho and worked for Boise Cascade as a project manager. In 1998, he met Debra Wolsleben and he moved to Horseshoe Bend. They were married December 20, 2002. In February 2000, he started employment at Boise State University, where he worked until his death. He loved the challenge of this career and was truly dedicated.
When he wasn’t working, Roy had a passion for gardening, camping, and traveling. Roy and Deb spent many happy hours traveling and camping in many states. The last four years, they took their granddaughter, Ashlyn on some great adventures that will not soon be forgotten.
He is survived and will be missed deeply by his loving wife and best friend, Debra Miller, Stepsons, Jake Wolsleben, Horseshoe Bend. John Wolsleben (Jessie and son Austin) and granddaughter, who was his pride and joy, Ashlyn Wolsleben, all from Horseshoe Bend. His mother, Nellie Hughes of La Grande, Oregon. Sister and brother- in- law, Keith and Susan Schmidt, Denver, Colorado. Sister Linda McKinney, North Powder, Oregon. Brothers, Mark Jennings, Surprise, Arizona and Larry Miller, Wallowa, Oregon along with several nieces and nephews. Also, by Deb’s brothers, Mike Chadwell, Boise, Idaho and Steve (Dee) Chadwell, Nampa, Idaho.
The family would like to thank Dr. Christina Gamboa and her staff at Summit Cancer Center, Conner’s Clinic (St. Elmo, MN), Horizon Home Health & Hospice, Nurse Joe, Nurse Cris and Gail. Thanks also to Dr. Matt Sericati and Dr. Bonnie Kim Waite, Idaho Gastroenterology.
Services will be held at Bowman’s Funeral Chapel, 10254 W Carlton Bay (off of State Street) on February 8 at 1:30 p.m. with military honor to follow at the Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, 10100 Horseshoe Bend Road at 3:00 p.m. To watch the memorial service, please visit: https://vimeo.com/675276255