Joe Miller passed away early Saturday morning on July 1st, 2006 as the result of a tragic auto accident near his home in Granite Falls. Joe was a great friend to Fire Mountain and Boy Scouting, having served on the founding Board of the Fire Mountain Staff Alumni Association. Joe was an Eagle Scout, Vigil Honor OA member, recipient of the Founders Award, and was a Keeper of the Totem.
If you wish to honor the loving and giving memory of Joe by contributing to the Alumni Association Scholarship Fund, you may mail contributions to:
Joe Miller Memorial Scholarship Fund
PO Box 14576
Mill Creek, WA 98082
Make checks payable to FMSAA. You are welcome to include your memories of Joe that will be forwarded onto the Miller Family.
Contributions to both the Boy Scouts of American and the Fire Mountain Staff Alumni Association may be tax deductible as both organizations are 501(c)3 non-profits, consult with your tax advisor on your specific situation.
Joseph Robert Miller was born July 25, 1981, in Seattle, Washington. He lived, played, and grew up in Granite Falls, Washington.
When Joe was seven, he joined the Cub Scouts as a Tiger Cub and went through the Scouting program to become an Eagle Scout. During his Scouting career, he was elected into the Order of the Arrow. He went on in the O.A. to Vigil Honor. Joe was a member of the staff at Fire Mt. Boy Scout Camp. He so loved that camp, and he kept going up to the work parties through the years. He was a member of the Fire Mt. Alumni.
Joe belonged to the Friendly Critter's 4-H Club in Granite Falls. He showed his dog, Bear (a German Shepherd), at the Monroe Fair, and then went on to show pigs. This year he was going to be assistant superintendent for the 4-H Plant and Soil Science Department.
When Joe turned 18, he joined the Knights of Columbus and became a Third and Fourth Degree Knight. He was a member of the Holy Cross Council #13560 and John F. Kennedy Assembly #1530.
Joe loved helping people. If he was on his way home from work after working a 12 or sometimes 16 hour shift and saw someone off to the side of the road, he would stop and ask if they needed help. Joe changed a lot of tires on the side of the road and then went along on his business getting home, not saying anything except when I would ask why he took so long to get home. Joe worked as an armed guard for a company in the Seattle area.
Joe is survived by his parents, Ed and Vicki Miller; his sister, Jenny Miller; grandmother, Gladys Minaglia, and grandfather, Robert J. Miller; and in addition, many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Joe spent many hours helping to develop a scholarship program for the Fire Mt. Alumni Association. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you donate to the Fire Mt. Staff Alumni Association Scholarship Fund.