John Lawerence Miller, Jr.

06/20/1959 — 01/18/2014

From West, Richland, WA, USA | Born in Ellensburg, Washington

John Lawerence Miller, Jr.

John Lawerence Miller, Jr., 54, went to be with our Lord and Savior on January 18, 2014. John was born June 20, 1959 in Ellensburg, WA, to John "Jack" Miller, Sr. and Darlene Bare Miller.

John graduated from Kittitas High School, Class of 1977. After graduation, he served eight years with the United States Navy on the USS George Washington. Following his service, John worked for Hanford Contractors starting in 1988. Most recently, he worked as a first line manager at CHPRC. John married his high school sweetheart, Ellie Schachtschneider on June 2, 1978. Born to them were John L. Miller III and Michael Dennis Miller.

John is survived by his wife, Ellie Miller; sons John Miller Kristin and Michael Miller Melissa and grandchildren Owen, Talan, Summer and Theodore; parents Jack and Darlene Miller; brothers Rick Miller Karen, Don Miller Jennifer, and nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday January 25, 2014 at 1:00 pm in Ellensburg, WA at the I.O.O.F Cemetery for friends and family.

In lieu of flowers, a fund has been established for the family at: Gesa Credit Union 51 Gage Blvd Richland, WA 99352 509 946-1611

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  • Such a loss…John was a great friend and co-worker. I admired him as his dedication for work and family was like no other. He was a good man and we were all blessed to have been in his company, he will truly be missed.

    Prayers to the family for the strength to get through this heartbreaking time and know that John has heard the words “Well done, my good and faithful servant.”

    Sally Lamson
    November 4, 2014
    Charlotte, NC
  • I started working with John when he first arrived at Hanford. We enjoyed some great times at PFP. Our children grew up and played little leauge baseball. John was always well respected by all of us that worked with him. We will miss him. God bless

    Rick Swallow
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richland, WA, USA
  • John and I came to Hanford about the same time and worked many years together at Environmental and PFP. He was a great guy and could always see the good in people. I owe a great deal to John. I will miss him greatly. My conolescences to you all.

    Robin Quinton
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA
  • Saying goodbye to a friend is hard. Saying goodbye to a family member is harder. Saying goodbye to one who was both is harder yet. Memories: Growing up together, playing on the farm, hiding under the huge pine trees in Grandma Miller’s front yard, sorting through the laundry tubs full of rocks, going across that rickety bridge over the creek, helping with chores, playing at Grandma Miller’s house, walking to Dairy Queen by Safeway for Dilly Bars, meeting at the old outdoor City Pool in the summer, cheering for you playing ball, your laughter, your humor and your incredible, unfailing, ever devoted love for family. My playmate as a child and my friend as an adult. I will always love you and remember you fondly. My love to Ellie, Johnny and Michael and your precious grandbabies and to Uncle Jack and Aunt Darlene. God speed your journey home to Him.

    Carole Miller Rhodes
    November 4, 2014
    Ellensburg, WA, United, States
  • My dear sweet John. I will never forget all the great times we had as cousins growing up. Such great memories on the farm. My heart goes out to Ellie, Rick, Don, Aunt Darlene and Uncle Jack. Keep smiling CUZ.

    Karen and Jim Zabel
    November 4, 2014
    Carol, Stream, IL
  • What a blessing it has been to know & work with John. He is a brother in Christ who is truly missed. May you all experience God’s mercy, grace & comfort during this season. 2 Corinthians 1:2-5. We continue to lift you & your family up in prayer.

    Al & Sandy Crane
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA
  • I will so miss John. He was such a blessing to me to always be there, to offer a shoulder. He was extremely supportive of his family and so dedicated to his grandchildren and responsibilities. I love you so much John. Rest in peace in the arms of The Lord.

    Rick Miller
    November 4, 2014
    Lino, Lakes, MN, 55014.0
  • Johnny, I don’t think there are any words that can express my feelings! So many great memories of our time spent at Grandma Miller’s house, coming out to your place, making ice-cream, going to Aunt Gerry’s house, oh my gosh, the list goes on and on! You, Rick and Don are always there in my memories! You guys chasing us with firecrackers to any and everything else. Loved every moment spent with you and yours. God bless you and yours! Will always love and miss those times we had together! You are and ever will be in my heart! Thank you for being a part of my life! Love you!!!

    Connie Dahlberg
    November 4, 2014
    Ellensburg, WA, USA
  • Always remembered, always Loved, my friend and Nephew, Johnny

    Aunt Diane

    Diane Prinzhorn
    November 4, 2014
    North, Riverside, IL, USA
  • John, thanks for everything you did for me. You were always a good friend and mentor. I am going to miss you a lot.

    Bob Barmettlor
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, WA
  • John was a great boss and I’m going to miss him a lot. God bless him and his family.

    Bill Clifford
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, Benton
  • John, you have always been a special nephew to me, love you and will miss you until we meet again in heaven.

    “…………………

    My heart breaks for you Ellie and your kids. Also for John’s parents,Jack and Darlene. For his brothers,Rick and Don and their families. And for all the ones who love him and will miss him!

    Phyllis
    November 4, 2014
    Ellensburg, WA, Kittitas
  • MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THE MILLER FAMILY DURING THIS TIME OF SORROW. JOHN WAS WELL LIKED AND RESPECTED BY BOTH HIS FRIENDS AND FELLOW CO-WORKERS AND WILL BE SADLY MISSED.

    Gary Hastings
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richland, WA, USA
  • I had the pleasure to work with and for John for the better part of 25 years. I feel honored and blessed to have had the opportunity to spend time with John. He was a good man and will be missed greatly. Rest in peace my friend

    Mark Watkins
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, WA, USA
  • John was a quality guy, a go to guy to get things done right. He was a friend and valuable part of the Hanford work team

    Lenny perkins
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA
  • John was a good friend that I have worked for and with in the past and I’m am deeply sorrowed to hear of his passing. He was a very upstanding, fair and compassionate person. We are all going to miss him very much. My prayers for comfort and peace are with John’s family.

    Dave Andrews
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • My deepest condolences, sincere prayers to the John Miller family, may God comfort & protect your family, may John find the warmth of The Lord, as he is welcomed by angels, ….John, you made me laugh at a time when one needs a good giggle, God bless you, your family.

    Mario F. Diaz
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, USA
  • I have worked with John for about 14 years. He was a great man, always willing to lend a hand no matter how full his were. John you will be missed dearly. I will keep your family and friends on my prayers through this difficult time.

    Rob Taylor
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA
  • Such a loss…John was a great friend and co-worker. I admired him as his dedication for work and family was like no other. He was a good man and we were all blessed to have been in his company, he will truly be missed.

    Prayers to the family for the strength to get through this heartbreaking time and know that John has heard the words “Well done, my good and faithful servant.”

    Sally Lamson
    November 4, 2014
    Charlotte, NC
  • I started working with John when he first arrived at Hanford. We enjoyed some great times at PFP. Our children grew up and played little leauge baseball. John was always well respected by all of us that worked with him. We will miss him. God bless

    Rick Swallow
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richland, WA, USA
  • John and I came to Hanford about the same time and worked many years together at Environmental and PFP. He was a great guy and could always see the good in people. I owe a great deal to John. I will miss him greatly. My conolescences to you all.

    Robin Quinton
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA
  • Saying goodbye to a friend is hard. Saying goodbye to a family member is harder. Saying goodbye to one who was both is harder yet. Memories: Growing up together, playing on the farm, hiding under the huge pine trees in Grandma Miller’s front yard, sorting through the laundry tubs full of rocks, going across that rickety bridge over the creek, helping with chores, playing at Grandma Miller’s house, walking to Dairy Queen by Safeway for Dilly Bars, meeting at the old outdoor City Pool in the summer, cheering for you playing ball, your laughter, your humor and your incredible, unfailing, ever devoted love for family. My playmate as a child and my friend as an adult. I will always love you and remember you fondly. My love to Ellie, Johnny and Michael and your precious grandbabies and to Uncle Jack and Aunt Darlene. God speed your journey home to Him.

    Carole Miller Rhodes
    November 4, 2014
    Ellensburg, WA, United, States
  • My dear sweet John. I will never forget all the great times we had as cousins growing up. Such great memories on the farm. My heart goes out to Ellie, Rick, Don, Aunt Darlene and Uncle Jack. Keep smiling CUZ.

    Karen and Jim Zabel
    November 4, 2014
    Carol, Stream, IL
  • What a blessing it has been to know & work with John. He is a brother in Christ who is truly missed. May you all experience God’s mercy, grace & comfort during this season. 2 Corinthians 1:2-5. We continue to lift you & your family up in prayer.

    Al & Sandy Crane
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA
  • I will so miss John. He was such a blessing to me to always be there, to offer a shoulder. He was extremely supportive of his family and so dedicated to his grandchildren and responsibilities. I love you so much John. Rest in peace in the arms of The Lord.

    Rick Miller
    November 4, 2014
    Lino, Lakes, MN, 55014.0
  • Johnny, I don’t think there are any words that can express my feelings! So many great memories of our time spent at Grandma Miller’s house, coming out to your place, making ice-cream, going to Aunt Gerry’s house, oh my gosh, the list goes on and on! You, Rick and Don are always there in my memories! You guys chasing us with firecrackers to any and everything else. Loved every moment spent with you and yours. God bless you and yours! Will always love and miss those times we had together! You are and ever will be in my heart! Thank you for being a part of my life! Love you!!!

    Connie Dahlberg
    November 4, 2014
    Ellensburg, WA, USA
  • Always remembered, always Loved, my friend and Nephew, Johnny

    Aunt Diane

    Diane Prinzhorn
    November 4, 2014
    North, Riverside, IL, USA
  • John, thanks for everything you did for me. You were always a good friend and mentor. I am going to miss you a lot.

    Bob Barmettlor
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, WA
  • John was a great boss and I’m going to miss him a lot. God bless him and his family.

    Bill Clifford
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, Benton
  • John, you have always been a special nephew to me, love you and will miss you until we meet again in heaven.

    “…………………

    My heart breaks for you Ellie and your kids. Also for John’s parents,Jack and Darlene. For his brothers,Rick and Don and their families. And for all the ones who love him and will miss him!

    Phyllis
    November 4, 2014
    Ellensburg, WA, Kittitas
  • MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THE MILLER FAMILY DURING THIS TIME OF SORROW. JOHN WAS WELL LIKED AND RESPECTED BY BOTH HIS FRIENDS AND FELLOW CO-WORKERS AND WILL BE SADLY MISSED.

    Gary Hastings
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richland, WA, USA
  • I had the pleasure to work with and for John for the better part of 25 years. I feel honored and blessed to have had the opportunity to spend time with John. He was a good man and will be missed greatly. Rest in peace my friend

    Mark Watkins
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, WA, USA
  • John was a quality guy, a go to guy to get things done right. He was a friend and valuable part of the Hanford work team

    Lenny perkins
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA
  • John was a good friend that I have worked for and with in the past and I’m am deeply sorrowed to hear of his passing. He was a very upstanding, fair and compassionate person. We are all going to miss him very much. My prayers for comfort and peace are with John’s family.

    Dave Andrews
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • My deepest condolences, sincere prayers to the John Miller family, may God comfort & protect your family, may John find the warmth of The Lord, as he is welcomed by angels, ….John, you made me laugh at a time when one needs a good giggle, God bless you, your family.

    Mario F. Diaz
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, USA
  • I have worked with John for about 14 years. He was a great man, always willing to lend a hand no matter how full his were. John you will be missed dearly. I will keep your family and friends on my prayers through this difficult time.

    Rob Taylor
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA
  • Prayers for your family . Lord watch over johns family and give them strength. John was my supervisor from 1994-1996 at 222-S labs . He will be missed .

    Charlene cooper
    November 4, 2014
    West, richland, WA, USA
  • Ellie — we are so sorry for your loss. We will pray for John’s sole and we will pray for you and your family that God will watch over you and your family in this time of need.

    Lyn Johnson and Mary Murphy-Johnson
    November 4, 2014
    Kent, WA
  • My condolences go out to the Miller Family. John will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He would go out of his way to help work out many of the difficult problems and situations that would come up at work. He was well respected by those who worked with him.

    Rey Jamison
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA
  • John will be greatly missed. My prayers go out to his family during this time.

    STEVEN S LEWIS
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, WA, United, States
  • My heartfelt condolences to the entire Miller family; John was wonderful to work with and will be missed greatly by everyone who had the good fortune of getting to know him. Please know that he DID touch peoples lives in a very positive way; and that is a wonderful mark to leave behind. RIP John – God Bless

    Brian Biddle
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA
  • John was my first manager out on the Hanford site. I came to work for him in 2003. I can honestly say I have never met a more positive person. In the 10 years I’ve known him, I cannot recall one time seeing him without a smile on his face. He has had a remarkable effect on my life. I can only hope he knows how much respect everyone had for him. I just wish I had one last chance to thank him for everything he taught me. He made me want to be a better person. I will miss you John, my deepest condolences to your family. I know he is in a better place.

    Garon D. Smith
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, USA
  • Spent years working for or with John. He was a great coach and friend. Warm Thoughts and Prayers to the family and close friends.

    Jason R Mallon
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, USA
  • MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL THE MILLER FAMILY. JOHN WAS A GREAT MAN WHO I WILL MISS A GREAT DEAL.GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

    CHRIS FAZENDIN
    November 4, 2014
    KENNEWICK, WA
  • John’s good humor and positive outlook last year during what were troubling and difficult times were uplifting to those of us that were inclined to be downcast. Lord bless and keep him.

    Steve Tilton
    November 4, 2014
    Wahkiacus, WA
  • My heart goes out to the Miller family. I had worked with John for many years at the Hanford site. He was a great guy. I will miss him.

    Rick Daughety
    November 4, 2014
    Grandview, WA, USA
  • Ellie, Don, Jennifer, and family, Our deepest sympathies for your loss. May God give you comfort and strength during this time of sorrow and grief. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Larry and Kim Seid
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, WA
  • The several times that I have worked for you and with you were truly the highlights of my 37 years working at Hanford. You always kept a smile on your face, and a positive attitude even in the middle of a crisis. Your patience with people, especially my very marginal computer skills was your best trait. My prayers go out for your family and loved ones. You are one of the good ones!!! Now rest in peace my brother, rest in peace. The Lord will take care of your family. You will be missed!!

    Bob Massie
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, USA
  • My prayers are with the Miller family at this very difficult time. John was a good man whom I liked and respected. May he rest in the peace of the Lord.

    Ray Williams
    November 4, 2014
    Benton, City, WA
  • I worked with John for several years. He was kind and gentle man who I loved working with. Though I haven’t seen him for some time, I know he will be greatly missed by all that knew him. Rest in peace John.

    Scott Elliott
    November 4, 2014
    Amarillo, TX, USA
  • I didn’t know John very well but I remember him as a kind and friendly person. Back in the 90’s John and I had a training class together and I mentioned to him I had never worked in the 200 Areas Hanford. He volunteered, and took me on a guided ‘private’ road tour of some neat areas I had never seen before. I will always remember his thoughtfulness. Rest in peace John, you will be missed.

    Steve Martellotti
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA
  • You were the best grandfather that my son and all of your grandchildren could ask for. An excellent father and husband. You were a great, noble man all around who always treated others with kindness and respect. You will be missed dearly.

    Melinda Holloway
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, WA, Us
  • I worked with John when I was in the solid waste group at Hanford. I remember him as always smiling, positive, and upbeat. He was a great man and a great leader. It was a pleasure being on his team. My thoughts and prayers go to those he left behind. You will be missed friend.

    Jim Mitchell
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, USA
  • Dear Jack and Darlene and family,

    Just wanted to let you know that I’m thinking of you these days and remembering when our children were all little kids. I’m sorry that I wasn’t able to be at John’s graveside service here on Sat. but was with you in thoughts and spirit. So sorry for your loss, our children aren’t supposed to go before we do! Your friend, Gena

    Gena Baker
    November 4, 2014
    Ellensburg, WA, USA
  • Dear Miller Family,

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Death is something that pains us all, we never want to see our love ones go. I will like to send my condolence to the family and friends, as well as, to share a comforting scripture. It’s Rev 21:4- ” And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” May this scripture bring comfort to you all, for this is a loving promise from our heavenly Father, a promise that soon all suffering will end, especially death.

    Tiffani Tapia
    November 4, 2014
    REDWOOD, CITY, CA, United, States
  • Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for John’s passing. I worked around John for almost 20 years and found him to be such a kind, positive person who was always smiling. He will be greatly missed by many.

    May God bless you all and keep you strong in knowing how he was loved by many.

    Marilyn Strankman
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, United, States
  • He was a kind man, He will be missed.

    Beth Dukleth
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, WA
  • John you will be missed. You were one of the good ones out here at Hanford. This world would be a lot better if people were more like you. I will be praying for your family in this rough time!

    BJ Massie
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, WA, USE
  • John will be missed by all of his Hanford family. I worked for John and with him throughout the last 15 years. Prayers for you all and he was a nice and wonderfull person.

    David Volmer
    November 4, 2014
    WA
  • Will miss you, John, my friend. I cherish the laughs and love, and most of all your heartfelt kindness.

    Patty Talmage
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, USA