June 4th, 1948 - August 16, 2012

Ken Miller - 1966 ~ Ken Miller - 1967

Ken Miller - USN

Ken Miller - recent

Kenneth Andrew Miller peacefully passed away on Thursday August 16th, 2012 at University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle surrounded by loved ones.

Ken was born on June 4th, 1948 in Richland to Francis and Marjorie Jacobson Miller. He grew up in Richland and went to school at Marcus Whitman Elementary.

On June 19th, 1967 Ken joined the United States Navy and worked as an Electricians Mate on 2 aircraft carriers. While in the Navy Ken served his country over in Vietnam. After leaving the Navy he started working for the Richland School District and funny enough he worked at the same school he attended as a kid!!

Ken married his first wife Debra Yates Miller. In 1979 they had their first child, a daughter, Jodi Miller. In 1982 they had their second child, a son, Kyle Miller. After a few years Ken and Debra divorced.

Ken enjoyed life. He had a passion for NASCAR!!!!! For many years he raced cars at the Tri-City Raceway. Enjoying every minute of the speed!!!

After 40 years of working for the Richland School District as a building foreman he finally retired on July 1st, 2011. To this day Ken could not walk around town without running into a former or present student yelling, "Hi Mr. Ken!"

After many years of being content in his life, he finally found his soul mate Kathie Seely. Though he tried to hide his feelings (with little success) he finally got the courage (and a couple good shoves from friends) to ask Kathie out on a date. At the beginning of their relationship Ken realized he loved to travel. Ken and Kathie went to various places. They went on cruises into the Caribbean, but his favorite was anywhere he was with his "Girlfriend". After what seemed like FOREVER to their families they married July 4th, 2012. Though Ken's marriage to Kathie was short, it was still filled with fun "adventures", laughs, and most of all love.

Ken is survived by his wife Kathie Seely Miller, twin sister Kathleen (Thomas) Kogan ('66), brothers: Glen (Jo) Miller, Ron (Melanie) Miller, brother-in-law William Tyler, son Kyle Miller, daughter Jodi Miller, step children: Michelle (Kellee Duffy) Seely, Curtis (Michelle) Seely, Thomas (Anna) Seely, and Brian (Hannah) Seely, and grandchildren Andre, Zoe, Allie, Noah, Larken, and Micah Seely. Along with numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Ken is preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Marjorie Jacobson Miller, sister Nancy Tyler, niece Shanta Kogan, Uncle Harold Jacobson, and grandson Jordan Davis.

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