Phyllis Rae Miller

Phyllis Rae Miller passed away on November 18, 2022.

Phyllis Rae Miller, 88, of Cottage Grove, Oregon passed away November 18, 2022. Phyllis was born January 6, 1934 in Sandpoint, Idaho to parents Thomas and Gladys A. (Reece) Litrenta. The family moved to Cottage Grove when Phyllis was a young child. She married Jay Miller November 22, 1952 in Reno, Nevada. They would have celebrated 70 years of marriage.

Phyllis was one of the first to be hired at Georgia Pacific Tree Farm and retired after 25 years of working there. She was a master at crocheting and knitting. She created many beautiful items for family and friends.

Phyllis was an avid bowler and she enjoyed fishing, camping, and hunting. She especially enjoyed elk hunting and was very proud of her first 5-point bull elk. Phyllis enjoyed playing cribbage, Yahtzee, pinochle, and other card games while all the cousins played outside. She was a member of the Elks Auxiliary and Mosby Creek get together club.

Phyllis is survived by her husband Jay; son Richard (Sharon) Miller of Cottage Grove, OR; daughter Nancy (Ike) Shepherd of Cottage Grove, OR; daughter Sally (Greg) Lassiter-Cash of Cottage Grove, OR; daughter in law Joyce Miller (wife of Steven,) of Cottage Grove, OR; 11 grandchildren, and numerous great and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her 2 brothers and 4 sisters; her son Steven Jay Miller passed in 2019. A graveside service was held November 25, 2022 at Brumbaugh Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel and Crematorium.