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Eloise Bartleson Miller was born in Colfax, WA on July 27, 1918. She grew up in the Palouse farming community and was one always wanting to help her Dad. She talked fondly about her Model A Ford that once wound up in the ditch and about the truck she drove with two transmissions. Eloise was the older of two children.

After graduating from Pullman High School in 1935, she attended Kinman Business University (KBU) in downtown Spokane. She stayed in Spokane with her two cousins and they had many good times. After graduating from KBU, she worked for a short time at Spokane Casket Company, typing letters for her employer. When she quit, she had several letters to get typed as she was quite the popular stenographer.

She married Jack C. Miller on January 18, 1937. They continued to live in the Palouse area for the next few years, but then discovered the Colville Valley and that is where they farmed and ranched until they retired in 1974. During their stay in the Colville Valley, they raised their 5 children, became Stevens County Cattleman of the Year in 1961, were active on the school board, and participated in grain test plots for Washington State University.

Eloise worked side by side with Jack: driving tractors and trucks and chasing cows. She was a housewife, rancher, farmer, mentor, and mother. Many times she was up in the middle of the night doing paperwork, sewing clothes for her children, or canning vegetables from her garden.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Ray O. Bartleson and Eloise "Midge" Judson Bartleson, her brother Jack "Buck" H. Bartleson, her husband Jack C. Miller, her grandson Kasper W. Miller, her great granddaughter Shannon C. Gaffney, and her great grandson Samuel I. Dewey.

She is survived by her five children: Doris J. Miller Fuller (Jim), Paula C. Miller Dewey (Jim), Jackie R. Miller Fuller, Dave J. Miller (Pat), and Eloise A. Miller Janish, 13 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and four great great grandchildren.