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Herbert W. Miller ’50

June 8, 2022, in Portland.

Herb grew up in Portland, graduated from Richmond Elementary and Franklin High School, and joined the U.S. Navy prior to the end of World War II. After the war, he came to Reed, earned a degree in mathematics, and then enjoyed a career as an industrial developer in Oregon and Washington. He also worked for the Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway, which eventually merged with other regional railroads to form the Burlington Northern Railroad.

He married Barbara Osborn, and in 1992 they moved to Brightwood, Oregon. Herb was an avid weather watcher and frequently reported weather statistics from the Brightwood-Welches area to Portland news station meteorologists. He also wrote the weather column for the Welches Mountain Times newspaper for many years.

Herb was a long-term volunteer driver for the local Meals on Wheels program in Welches, and was a Master Gardener. In 2018, he and Barbara moved back to the Portland area. She survives him, as do his sons, George, Marty, and Glen, and his daughter, Judy Johansen.

Appeared in Reed magazine: December 2022

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