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Memorial for Raymond Douglas Miller

Born in Hot Springs, South Dakota on Oct. 9, 1934
Departed on Dec. 11, 2019 and resided in Albany, Oregon.
Service: Monday, Dec. 23, 2019
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Raymond Douglas Miller
October 9, 1934 - December 11, 2019
Raymond Miller was born in Hot Springs, SD to Virginia Mae (Close) and Clarenden Dewey Miller. The family relocated to Oregon and Ray graduated from high school in Myrtle Point in 1953. He served in the Air Force for four years. Upon returning, he attended Southern Oregon College in Ashland. Ray finished his degree in education at L.A. State, then returned to Oregon and taught in Central Point. He moved to Eugene in 1967 to continue classes and obtained a Master’s Degree in Counseling.
With his counseling degree he went to LBCC in 1969. In 1975, he took his family to Oahu, HI for a year exchange job at Leeward Community College. Upon returning to LBCC he worked for several more years and then accepted a job for the Portland Public Schools. He had a private practice and was involved with training social workers in drug and alcohol treatment for inmates at prisons. He worked with Native American counselors for drug and alcohol treatment, and also with the OHSU addiction program. He returned to Albany for his retirement years.
Aside from his passion for his work, Ray loved to play golf and played as many greens as he could. Ray passed away peacefully with his daughter by his side.
Ray is survived by his daughter, Rachel Miller; son, Troy Miller and wife Tanya; 5 grandchildren, Emaleigh, Ahna, Wyatt, Penha, and Kahala; brother, Richard Miller; and sister, Jane Swindle.
He is preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Jack Miller.
A memorial service will be held in his honor at 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 23rd, at Fisher Funeral Home in Albany. All are welcome to attend. Condolences for the family may be left online at

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