Esther Colleen "Colleen" Miller

August 04, 1954 - March 06, 2023

Esther Colleen "Colleen" Miller

August 04, 1954 - March 06, 2023


Esther Colleen Miller, known to those who knew and loved her as Colleen, sadly passed away on Monday, March 6th, 2023 at the age of 68.  She was preceded in death by her parents James and Betty (Collins) Miller and sister Ruth Miller of Anacortes. Colleen is survived by her only child Amanda (Liam) O’Hara of Edmonds WA,  grandchildren Lilah and Ronan, her sister Naomi Miller of Sitka AK, and her brothers Andy Miller of Edmonds WA and Phillip Miller of Kingston, WA.

Prior to retiring on disability, Colleen worked for the King County Courthouse Sheriff’s Office for over 24 years. Colleen suffered from Marfan Syndrome and lived a much longer life than expected, however, our loss still feels too abrupt. She made the most of the years that she had with hobbies, nature walks and long drives to the coast. She was meticulous in her work, had a creative knack for drawing and watercolor, impeccable handwriting, a fun sense of humor, a love for cats and always expressed her endless support by attending the classical music performances of her daughter.

Colleen was a devoted member of the Mt. Baker Park Presbyterian Church in Seattle for many years and to be closer to her sisters, moved to Bellingham after retirement. Colleen graduated from Sitka High School, and always considered Sitka to be her home.

Per her wishes, there will not be a funeral service. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Marfan Foundation (Donate – Marfan Foundation) in Colleen’s name.

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