Nathaniel O. Miller

Born: Thu., Aug. 14, 1924
Died: Mon., Jan. 4, 2010

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Nathaniel Mick Oren Miller August 14, 1924 - Jan 4, 2010 Nathaniel Mick "A Good Cowboy Rides Away" on Jan 4, 2010. He was 85 years old. Mick was born to Laurel and Mary Miller, in Cove Oregon. A celebration of his life will be held at the Eagles, in Pendleton on Thursday, January 7, 2010, at 2:00 pm. Flowers can be sent to Eagles, 435 SE 1st Street, Pendleton Oregon 97801. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association under Nathaniel Mick Miller, and may be sent in care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, PO Box 489, Pendleton, OR 97801. Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Send condolences to the family or sign the register at As a child he lived in Baker County and attended school there, graduating from Baker High School in 1944. He was married Nina Hale as a young man, then in 1988 he met Neva Fordice and they were partners until her death in 2008. During his youth, he worked on many ranches in Baker County as a hired hand as well as working for the Burnt River Lumber Mill. He also was the Assistant Fire Chief of Haines from 1970-80. He was very proud of being an active part of the Haines Community. He then moved to the Pendleton area in 1985. Nathaniel Mick enjoyed the beautiful lakes and forest. Some of his hobbies were picking mushrooms, fishing and hunting. In his later years he enjoyed watching and feeding the squirrels around his home in Pendleton. He is survived by children Wanda Alanis Pendleton, Tina GarfaloNewport, Barbara Altizer Pendleton , Virgil Miller TX, and Darrel Davison OK. His surviving siblings are Delbert Miller Baker and Ann Hacket Baker. Mick had 23 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, siblings- Ray Miller, Obel Miller, Bill Miller and Son- Steve Miller. Nathaniel Mick was a family man and loved his family very much.

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Rosina Casino
   Posted Thu January 07, 2010
To my Grandpa: I will keep the memory of you alive in my heart and will not forget all the wonderful moments we shared during my youth. I will remember the way you always smelled of tobacco and black liquorish, even after you stopped smoking. And the fishing trips you would take me on. You would be fishing and I would try to play quietly along the bank of the river so that I would not scare off the fish. To this day fishing just does not have the same meaning then when I was fishing with you. Those moments I cannot get back but I will remember them forever. You are the perfect example of a man's man and a symbol of what people now-a-days have lost. You lived your life simple and did not care about material things. My only regret is not coming up to see you before you passed and letting you see to person I grow into. I hope that you will find peace and you will be missed dearly. My thoughts are with my family and I wish I could have been able to attend the service.

Tim Stewart
   Posted Fri January 08, 2010
I know you will be missed, I enjoyed our visits together. I wished I had known sooner, I would have come to the service. God Bless your whole Family and may God's Angel's wrap their wings around them all.

wanda alanis
   Posted Wed January 13, 2010
I will miss my Dad very much but he will always be with me in my heart

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