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Lena Fay Miller

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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Lena was my niece from my oldest Brother Lyle Benjamin Miller. She was a cute little dark haired girl with big brown eyes, and a smile that would capture your heart.

Lena grew up to be a woman of courage and strength, loyal and true to her family and friends. She was bold and strong, loving and kind, outspoken and unafraid. If you were lucky enough to be counted as a friend or loved one, she was fiercely protective and, never hesitant to come to your defense if needed. She had a heart to help people, whatever she had, she made sure to share, . . . a trait she undoubtedly learned from her faithful, loving mother, Barb.

Lena had strong loving Grandmas on both sides of the family. My Mom, (Lena\'s Grandma), Faye Juanita Miller was Irish Hawaiian. She was born and raised in Hawaii, her Mother a native Hawaiian, married an Irishman, Fred Earl Brown. Lena was proud of her Hawaiian roots and made sure you would not forget them either.

Lena\'s Father, my Brother Lyle passed, when she was very young, only 7 yrs old. She missed him terribly throughout her life . . . we take comfort now, believing she is re-united with him and rejoicing amongst her other loved ones, who have gone before.

Lena, you are missed so very much, and will never forgotten! We celebrate you and the legacy you leave with your children Grace, Jacki and Jasper and your 13 grandchildren! Your Children are your blessing and glory on this earth. They have matured and blossomed into the beautiful people you hoped they would be! They and their children carry on the good and the light in your heart, that is both enduring and contagious! God bless them all! Until we are together again,
Aloha, Aunt Noilani

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