558 N. Main St., Prineville, OR 97754 | (541) 447-6205
November 15, 2012
Arthur Joseph Miller, a Prineville resident, passed away on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at Pioneer Memorial Hospital. He was 91 years old.
Art was born in Prineville on Nov. 27, 1920, to Karl and Ruth Miller. He was a lifelong Central Oregon resident, attending schools in Paulina, Post, Prineville, and Redmond.
He attended U of O on a football scholarship, but before graduation, he joined the Army in 1940 due to WWII.
Art was very proud of his military service. He earned a Silver Star, three Bronze Stars, and two Purple Hearts during his time serving our country in Australia, New Guinea, Japan, and the Philippines. After the war, he joined the National Guard in Bend, and helped organize and start the National Guard unit that is now in Redmond. He retired as Lieutenant Colonel in November of 1968.
Art then went to work Deschutes Farmers Co-op as a fuel delivery driver. After that, he worked for Amara Gas, Cascade Gas, Hudspeth Lumber, and Les Schwab. He was an active bowler, and with the help of Vicky Magnuson, he was able to bowl until the age of 91. He was active in the community as a long-time little league umpire, along with his involvement with the VFW, Eagles Lodge, Central Oregon Junior Rodeo Association, Crook County Search and Rescue, and the Crook County Historical and Genealogy Society.
Art is survived by his daughter, Kem Scorvo of Vancouver, Wash; step-daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and Steve Finzer of Terrebonne; four grandchildren, Sean Scorvo, Krista Henderson, Phil Finzer, and Dustin Finzer; and four great-grandchildren, Alec Henderson, Ayslynn Henderson, Riella Finzer, and Amon Finzer. He is also survived by four step-children, Hap Relling, Deanna Fandrey, Greg Relling, and Fred Relling; and numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
A memorial service with military honors is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 17, at 1 p.m., at Prineville Presbyterian Church, 1771 N.W. Madras Highway, in Prineville. A reception follows the service at the Prineville VFW hall.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bowman Museum, 246 N. Main St., Prineville, OR 97754, or Prineville VFW, or any local veterans organization.
Arrangements are in the care of Prineville Funeral Home.
Please visit www.PrinevilleFuneralHome.com to view Art’s full military biography and express your condolences by signing the on-line guest book.