Joseph Reed Miller

February 23, 1967March 22, 2014

Joseph Miller passed away on March 22nd, 2014 due to the Oso mudslide. Joe served in the military as a medic, but his true passions were in fly fishing, competitive running and photography. He was a very kind, thoughtful and loving Son. Joe is survived by his father Reed Miller, his mother Maralee Hall and his sister Pam Sanford. He will be greatly missed.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, April 5, 2014

Joseph Reed Miller

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Kandy Hayes

May 31, 2014

To the family, we are so deeply saddened and touched by your loss. No words could ever express our compassion and sympathies for you at this time. Your loss has touched the world and brought a community to its knees, yet we also see them standing strong to rally and hold one another. We think of you daily and pray for your peace nightly. Our family would like to do something special for you, if you could please contact us through Kurt's Cause on Facebook, or me directly through FB, I would greatly appreciate it. Until then, please know that we pray that you find the strength and courage that you so need each and every day. ~Kandy Hayes, and family.

Dodie/ Paul Gray

April 19, 2014

Maralee and Pam
We are sorry to learn of Joe's death. You are proud of Joe's life and his abilities to live his life. I always enjoyed hearing of Joe's accomplishments.
Our sympathy for this loss of a son and brother. Each memory you have will keep him close in your heart. You cared deeply for him . Thoughts of times you shared together will come at unexpected times and they will be both painful and warm. Remember the joyfulness of his life. He taught you about things that you never expected and added richness to your life.
Your caring of him added to his life.
With sympathy about this unexpected loss. This isn't how you thought life would be for all of you.

Thoughts for you both.

Pam Sanford

April 17, 2014

My dearest brother Jakespie (Joe), this isn't how it was supposed to be, you were supposed to be around until we both got old and grey. The tears wait for the strangest times, and then they flow. I promise to watch over our mom and dad. You will never be replaced, nor will you be forgotten. You will remain in my heart and in my memories forevermore. Thank you for that last phone call; you sounded like life was so good. Catch the big one in heaven, and I'll do the same here on earth. Beside me you will be in spirit, I am sure. I love you, love Rowena (Pam)

Grieving Your Loss

April 10, 2014

To the Miller Family: With deepest sympathy from the Cater family during this difficult time. As you remember with fondness the life you shared with Joseph, may you find comfort in the words at John 3:16. Remembering Joseph Miller as we pray for God's Kingdom to come freeing us of all our present day maladies including the hazards of mudslides that devastate families.


April 7, 2014

Reed,Maralee and Pam so sorry for your loss. I know Grandma Miller is waiting with open arms for Joey and will be watching over all of you during this time. Lots of love and prayers. Cherie (Giebel) Stone

Shannon Cobb

April 6, 2014

Joe Your life was taken too young & now your in Gods hands as we have a new Angel above. Maralee & family I'm so sorry to hear this news may you all find the strength to heal your hearts. Rest in Paradise cousin until we meet again.....

Tiha {Slack} Westom

April 5, 2014

Uncle Reed Maralee and Pam, Words will never express the pain I feel for all of you right now, I am so sorry for youre loss, may time make it more bearable.I hope all of you soon find some peace.Im sorry I couldn't be there, but my heart and spirit was with all of you.

April 5, 2014

Reed, Maralee and Pam. So sorry to hear of the loss of Joey. I know what you must be going through. I am glad you are safe Reed and you not only lost a wonderful son but all of your possessions. You will never lose those memories however. So try to think of the good times and hopefully time and faith will help you heal. I am still in shock at the enormity of this disaster. I pray for you and all of Oso. God bless you all. With love, Darlene and Leon.

April 5, 2014

Dear Maralee, Reed and Pam, Prayers for peace and comfort in this time of sadness and loss for you and your family.
God Bless and be with you and with Joe.

Lori, Elizabeth & Erin Orton & Allen Burtman

April 4, 2014

Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.