Eugene C. “Gene” Miller passed away peacefully on March 30, 2010, 84 days after the passing of his wife of more than 66 years. Their passing ended a six-year era of a five-generation family.
Gene was born in West Stayton, Ore., on Aug. 2, 1922. He married Dorathy (Cramer) on July 3, 1943. Gene served in the army during World War II and his tour took him to the front lines in Germany (D Day plus 1).
Most recently of Troutdale, Ore., Gene and Dorathy lived in Cascade Locks for more than 52 years. Gene served the city more than 30 years, as volunteer fire chief and mayor, and member of the city council and port commission. He retired from the Port of Cascade Locks.
In addition to his wife, Dorathy, Gene is preceded in death by his parents, Iris and Alice Abigail, and sister Margey.
He is survived by his son Sam (Sharon), of Portland; daughters Zada Goucher, of Belfair, Wash., and Anna Barnett (Brian), of Troutdale; six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will be held April 25 at 1 p.m. at the pavilion at Cascade Locks Marine Park. A fire department procession will occur prior to the service. Interment has taken place at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. Cremation was handled by Crown Memorial.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Cascade Locks Fire Department or Cascade Locks Community Church.
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