Paula Hiroko Miller

November 11, 1934September 8, 2020

Paula Hiroko Miller, age 85, of Nipomo, California passed away on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Paula was born November 11, 1934 in Japan.

Paula is survived by son Roy Miller.

Paula was preceded in death by her spouse Hester Miller.

A visitation for Paula will be held Thursday, September 17, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home, Merced, California. A funeral service will occur Thursday, September 17, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, 1490 B Street, Merced, CA . An interment will occur Friday, September 18, 2020 at 11:30 AM at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, Santa Nella, CA. A burial will occur at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, 32053 McCabe Rd, Santa Nella, CA.

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  • Hester Miller, Spouse (deceased)
  • Roy Miller, Son

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 17, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, September 17, 2020

  • Interment

    Friday, September 18, 2020


Paula Hiroko Miller

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Debbie Dunn

September 18, 2020

Hi Ron,
I met your mom through the Gateway Quilters Guild. What a beautiful person; so sweet and caring. She showed me how to applique and was very supportive of what I did. She always had a wonderful smile for all of us. I will cherish my memories of Paula and wish you comfort and peace is the days ahead.

Linda Royal

September 12, 2020

Ron, I knew your Mom through our Gateway Quilters Guild. She was an extremely talented lady. She was very humble and shy when we admired her hand quilting and appliqué work she would blush and say “oh it’s very easy, anyone can do it” well certainly not like her. She has several Golden Bears to prove just how good she was. I have a purse she was helping me make but the pattern was in her head so when she stopped coming to our meetings I never finished it.
I came across it about a month ago and was thinking of her. She has been and will be missed. My deepest condolences to you Ron

Diane Swenson

September 11, 2020

Dear Roy,
I knew Paula through the Gateway Quilters' Guild. I admired her hand applique quilts with awe. She won several Golden Bear Awards for her quilts over the years. Paula was always so humble about her beautiful quilts and did not want our accolades.
She was also active in teaching and helping with various activities with the quilt guild. I will miss her. May God heal your heart.

Karen Mous

September 10, 2020

Ron I have many fond memories of your dear Mother. She was a sweet. kind, hospitable, talented woman We shared an intense love of applique and hand quilting. I admired all of her exquisitely handmade quilts which decorated her home. She was an inspiration to me and I will miss her very much! If you know someone who would like to join Gateway Quilter’s Guild, I would be pleased to pay that person’s first year of membership in memory of my beloved friend and applique mentor Paula. I am so sorry for your loss.

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