Jean Ann Miller

7:13 pm August 15th, 2012

Jean Ann Miller, 65, of Eatonville, WA. passed away Tuesday August 7, 2012 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup. Jean Ann was born on December 3, 1946 to George and Madge Van Cleve. She grew up in Eatonville and graduated from Eatonville High School in 1965. She and her husband, Jim Miller, spent nearly all their 47 years of marriage living in the Eatonville area. Jean Ann served as Secretary to the Superintendent at Eatonville School District for six years. Her exceptional talents were also put to good use as the bookkeeper of their family owned business; Miller Logging Company. She was a gourmet cook and skilled seamstress. She also had a passion for horses, dogs and cats. Over the years Jim and Jean Ann had a total of 6 beautiful German Shepherds. Starting in 1978, Jim and Jean Ann lived and worked in Liberia, on the west coast of Africa on three different occasions over a ten year period. They also traveled extensively to Africa , Europe, Mexico and South America making many friends wherever they went. Jim and family wish to extend sincere Thanks to care givers Madeling Potts and Martha Jimenez, also to Becky Blodgett, ARNP and the doctors, nurses and staff of “Good Sam”. Jean Ann was preceded in death by her parents; George and Madge Van Cleve, brothers George “Lad” Van Cleve and Jim Van Cleve and niece Lola Van Cleve. She is survived by her husband Jim, sister Ruthie (Rich) Williams of Olympia, sister-in-law Rosemarie (Lad) Van Cleve of Eatonville and Joan (Jim) Van Cleve of Morton, and her many nieces and nephews of the Miller and Van Cleve families. At Jean Ann’s request, no services will be held. The private inurnment will take place at Mountain View Memorial Park in Tacoma, Washington. Memorials may be directed to Virginia Mason Foundation, P.O. Box 1930, Mail Stop D1-MF, Seattle, WA. 98111-1930. Send in memory of Jean Ann Miller.

3 Responses to Jean Ann Miller

  1. Theresa Kolb Tate Reply

    August 23, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    I simply loved Jean Ann and Jim. I remember going to Jim and Jean Ann’s house for dinner and seeing all of her artifacts from Africa. They were good friends of Gene’s and I when we were married. Jean Ann was a real lady and so beautiful with a beautiful smile. May you rest in peace with Our Lord now Jean Ann until we meet again. May Our Lord be with you Jim. Love and Prayers, Terri Tate

  2. Theresa Kolb Tate Reply

    August 23, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Love and Prayers to the Miller family.

  3. Karen Moore Montee Reply

    November 13, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    Living in Eatonville from Jan 1946 to June 1952 my family (Roy and Rachel Moore and daughters Karen, Kathryn and Karol) were neighbors and good friends of George, Madge, Jeannie and Ruthie Van Cleve. I have many fond memories of good times with them.

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