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Donald 'Don' Dean Miller

Donald D. Miller, 84, passed away of natural causes, October 2, 2011, in Mesa, Ariz.

Don graduated from Camas (Washington) High School in 1945, where he was student body president, and joined the Air Force. Marrying his high school sweetheart, Jeanette Harbinski, in August of 1946, they recently celebrated their 65th anniversary. He graduated from University of Washington with a master's degree in education and taught school in Richfield, Wash., and Central Point, Ore., until he moved to Klamath Falls, Ore., and became the coordinator of campus activities and later assistant to the president at Oregon Institute of Technology. He retired in 1989, and moved to Mesa, Ariz., in 1991, where Jeanette still lives.

He is survived by his wife, Jeanette; three sons, Doug, of Hermiston, Ore., Greg (Sarah), of Washington, D.C., and Jim (Kathryn), of Clackamas, Ore.; two daughters, Marci Bryan, of Bend, Ore., and Cheri (Steve) Biskeborn, of Central Point, Ore.; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Don was a lifetime member of the Elks, a past president of the Klamath Falls Kiwanis, and had coached many Little League, Babe Ruth, and American Junior League baseball teams. Teams he coached won three state championships. He loved to hunt and fish, play cards and listen to and tell jokes.

Known for many years as a counselor of students, he was a great listener with a passion for encouraging them to get the best out of their education.

Donald 'Don' Dean Miller