Mary Louise Pappin Miller went to be with Jesus on July 13, 2019. She died peacefully at home with her family in attendance.
She was born May 18, 1923, to Alex and Mary Pappin. Her father was an honored member of the Osage tribe. She attended the Indian school and church.
The family moved to Sweet Home, Oregon, when Mary was 13 years of age as her father had passed away. There she met Kenneth Miller and they wed in 1939 with both mothers in attendance. Three children were born to them: Lester Miller, Linda Joy, and Nancy Byrnes.
In 1942 they moved to Piercy, California, where Kenneth was a foreman at Riverview Ranch.
Mary was very active in her kids’ lives and took them to church regularly. She loved nature, arts and crafts, sewing, gardening, canning, baking and swimming and taught the many children in her life these things. She was precious to her in-laws, nieces and nephews. Special men in her life in later years were Pastor David Sanchez, Dr. Mark Phelps and Tom Deardoff. She had many great-great-great and great- great- great- grandchildren beginning with Steve Miller, Shari
Moody, Bryan Miller, Callie, Leia Miller, Allen Miller and Kenneth Vail.
Mary’s wisdom, her quick beautiful smile and understanding heart won her many friends over the years. Her main goal in life was to love others and serve Jesus.
Her last three years were spent in Sequoia Springs, Fortuna where she was loved and blessed.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Kenneth Miller, and her beloved grandson, Steve Miller.
She touched so many lives and will forever be in our hearts.
A memorial service was held on July 20 at the Redway Baptist Church in Redway, California.