Pat was born June 10, 1928, in Prineville to Lyle and May (McCullough) Miller of Paulina. Pat attended schools in Paulina, Maury, and Prineville. He married Naida Louise Evans Jan. 17, 1951. Pat and Naida had four daughters, and were married 64 years. Pat ranched in Paulina and Powell Butte the rest of his life.
He proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1954-56. He had fond memories of his fellow servicemen that he met while serving in Germany. Pat was a founding member of the Paulina Rodeo Club, a 50-plus year member of the Prineville Elks Club, and a long-time supporter of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association.
He greatly enjoyed political debates and all politics. He enjoyed watching all sports, especially football, basketball, baseball, and volleyball. Pat was an avid rodeo fan, with saddle bronc riding as his favorite event.
Pat is survived by his wife, Naida of Paulina; daughters, Dana (Gary Millin) of Powell Butte, Patti (Mike Sturza) of Paulina, Toni (Jim Lewis) of Prineville, and Lisa (Rob McLean) of Paulina; grandchildren, Kaki McLean Morehead, Chance Millin, Rylee Lewis, Jace Lewis, Kade McLean, and Presley Smith; and four great-grandchildren, Crae Millin, Jaide Campbell, Brymlee Morehead, and Cy Millin.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lyle and May Miller; sister, Bette Valley; and son-in-law, Mike Sturza.
No services will be held at Pat’s request.
Because education was so important to Pat, memorial contributions may be sent to the Pat Miller Educational Scholarship Fund, in care of Dana Millin, 14221 SW Miller Trail, Powell Butte, OR 97753. Friends may send a card with a short story or memory to Naida Miller, 8023 SE Wolf Creek Rd, Paulina, OR 97751.
Juniper Ridge Funeral Home is in charge of these arrangements.