Robert James Miller, 93
Robert “Bob” James Miller joined his beautiful bride, Barbara, in the arms of his Lord and Savior, on July 19, 2019, in Lynden, Wash.
Bob was born on Sept. 3, 1925; the fifth of eight children born to William and Mae (Morehouse) Miller, in St. Louis, Mo.
The Miller family lived and farmed in Cuba, Mo. Bob served stateside in the U.S. Army during WWII, and afterward, he returned home to St. Louis, where he met his wife, Barbara Hartnett. They were married in 1950 and had four children.
In 1969, Bob and Barbara moved their family to a farm in Hayden, Idaho, and Bob built his auto body, repair, and towing business. He enjoyed all that Idaho had to offer; fishing, hunting, horseback riding, riding dirt bikes and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
After retirement, they moved closer to their son Daniel’s family, in Deary, Idaho, where Barbara passed away in 2008. Bob then lived with his son, James, in Athol, Idaho, and then with his daughter Bonni, in Lynden, Wash.
He spent the last several years at Lynden Manor Senior Living, where he passed away, surrounded by family.
Bob spent his life in the service of the Lord, dedicating every moment to sharing the word of God and, of course, his poems.
He is survived by his daughter, Joan and husband, Gene Cherrington, their three children, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; his son, James and wife, Joyce (Miller) Miller, their four children and eleven grandchildren; his daughter, Bonni and husband, Doug Mather, their three children and ten grandchildren; son, Daniel and wife, Peggy (Loomer) Miller, their three daughters and five grandchildren; Barbara’s sisters, Patricia Stover and Joan Wangelin, both in Missouri; and many treasured nieces and nephews from both sides of the family.
Robert James Miller — also known as Bob, Dad, Grandpop and Uncle Bob — will be laid to rest beside his wife at Coeur d’Alene Memorial Gardens, with a gathering of family.
There will be a memorial at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 27, 2019, at the River of Life Church, in Post Falls, Idaho.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to Gideons International.