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Obituary for Jay Allen Miller
Jay (age 59) passed away of heart failure on February 19, 2018 at his home. He was born to Bill and Pat Miller in Puyallup, WA on February 4, 1959. He was the youngest of 3 children. In the early 1970s Jay and his family moved to Spokane where he attended North Pines Junior High School. He enjoyed playing football for North Pines. Jay continued playing football while attending Central Valley High School in the class of 1977. Jay was very talented in his work and had a wide range of work experiences. He was a deep-sea fisherman in Alaska in his younger years, a long-haul truck driver where he had the opportunity to travel across the USA, and had experience in many construction projects. Jay loved being outdoors. Driving and showing his Model A, was one of Jay’s favorite hobbies. He was looking forward to the warm summer months so he could get out and ride his motorcycle with his friends. Jay also enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and tinkering in his shop. In his younger years, Jay was involved in drag racing at Spokane Raceway Park. He took pride in his yard and loved working in it. Jay was a generous and kind friend. He was willing to help friends and strangers alike, in any way he could. If there was a way he could help, Jay was there. One of his favorite places to be with his friends was the VFW Auxiliary 1474 in Hillyard. He was also a member of the Eagles Lodge. He was preceded in death by his father, William H. Miller, and older brother William G. (Jerry) Miller. Jay is survived by his mother J.L. “Pat” Miller, sister Judy Tuggle, brother-in-law Rich Tuggle, nephew Jason Tuggle, his wife, Sara Scott Tuggle, their children; Cameron, Emilie’ann, and Madelynn, niece Christina Tuggle Carlsen, her daughters; Selena and Gabriella, nephew Jacob Miller, his wife Karla, their children; Jasiah, Bella Rose, and Israel, his ex-wife Betty Merz, his longtime friend Betty Harding (Cookie), and his beloved cats; Peaches and Babe. Jay will be remembered fondly by his mother, sister, brother-in-law, 2 nephews, one niece, 8 great-nieces and nephews, and many friends and extended family. His final resting place will be with his father, at their favorite hunting grounds. There will be a private family service at a later date. A special thank you, from his mom, to all his friends.