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Edwin Ed Lee Miller

April 12, 1926 to February 13, 2014 -


West Linn resident Edwin “Ed” Lee Miller died of cancer Feb. 13, 2014. He was 87.

Ed was born in Oregon City on April 12, 1926 to Agnes and Murray Miller. He was a master carpenter, volunteering many hours with Habitat for Humanity. He was part owner of Friedrich’s Hardware Store in Oregon City.

He was a private and religious man, never judging the lives of others. In recent years he was a prolific woodcarver. Two of the carvings he is most proud of reflect the love of God for all children and the Burning Bush. He made a gift of these carvings to his church.

Ed had a lifelong passion for flight. In his mid-70s, he began building a RV-6 kit plane in his backyard, which he piloted for a number of years.

He will be remembered most fondly as a loving and generous partner, father and grandfather. He was a man of deliberate word and spent much of his life dedicated to making the world a better place.

Mr. Miller is survived by his companion, June Evon; daughter Cynthia (John) Reiter; sister Clara Smith; granddaughter Faye Miller; two greatgrandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Ed was preceded in death by his siblings Murray Miller, Jr., and Diamond Gottlieb; and sons Jeff and Scott Miller.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. Feb. 21 at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, 19200 Willamette Drive, West Linn.