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Lena Fay Miller

April 19, 1967 — February 7, 2022

Our beloved Lena Fay Miller went on to Paradise, passing peacefully into the arms of her Heavenly Father, Monday February 7, 2022.  Lena chose to be at home with her loving family by her side, as she succumbed to end stage liver failure. Lena, age 54, residing in Rogue River,  was a lifelong resident of the Rogue Valley.  She was born in Grants Pass, Oregon, to her father Lyle Benjamin Miller, and mother Barbara Jean Miller.  Lena spent her younger years attending Manzanita Grade School, Fleming Middle School, North Valley High School, and Rogue Community College.  Lena was fun loving with a huge heart to help people, kind to all, and an animal lover too.  She was a strong, courageous woman, with a fierce protective nature as a devoted mother.  She loved to cook and garden when her children were young, and enjoyed long drives with the kids, just for fun. To those privileged to know her,  being loved by Lena, meant you had a friend that would be there for you. 
Lena came from pioneer stock of the Yokum family on her mother’s side, who settled in Sunny Valley.  Her grandparents Jasper Loy Yokum and Lena May Yokum (and their parents), began a mining claim on Graves Creek, building a long and fruitful life of ranching, logging, mining and raising a family.
Lena also had Hawaiian roots on her father's side of the family. Her grandmother Faye Juanita Miller was of Irish Hawaiian descent, and worked at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, (along with her brothers and father), all of whom were present during the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Lena is preceded in Paradise by her father Lyle Benjamin Miller, and baby brother Fred Lyle Miller.
Lena is survived by her mother Barbara Jean Miller of Rogue River, Oregon, her sister Leona Tresa Miller of Rogue River, Oregon, and her brother Lyle Benjamin Miller, Jr. of Medford, Oregon.  Lena is also survived by her three loving children;  daughter Grace Miller of Rogue River,  daughter Jacki Andruss, and son Jasper Miller, both of Grants Pass.  Lena also leaves behind her beloved thirteen grandchildren,  Kira, Lailee, Devante, Tyson, Tresa, Julia, Cristal, Alex, Vanessa, Katrena, Isabel, Cayden, Nevaeh, and one great-grandson Lautaro.   Lena is also dearly loved and survived  by many extended family members including aunts, uncle, and cousins, nephews, nieces as well as her many friends.
Lena lived life true to the meaning of her name, "The Ray of Light ''!  She will be missed here on earth, but her light still shines on all our hearts and through eternity.

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Friday, February 11, 2022

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Friday, February 18, 2022

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