Lydia B. Eller Miller

Lewiston Morning Tribune
Thursday, June 15, 1972

Infirmities Take Mrs. Lydia Miller, Pioneer Resident

Mrs. Lydia B. Miller, 90, a resident of the Lewis-Clark Empire since 1891, died of infirmities of age yesterday at 6:45 a.m. at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. John Lettenmaier, at Southwick.

Mrs. Miller had lived with the Lettenmaiers since becoming ill several months ago.

She was born Feb. 28, 1882, at Bosworth, Mo., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Eller. At the age of 8 she came by covered wagon with her family to a homestead at Fraser.

She married Melvin H. Miller at Lewiston in 1912. They lived on a homestead on the North Fork of the Clearwater River until 1918, when they moved to a farm on Potlatch Ridge. They moved to Lewiston in 1938. Miller died April 1, 1942. Mrs. Miller operated a rooming house until ill health forced her to retire.

She was a member of the Church of the Open Bible and the Prayer League Tabernacle.

Survivors include a son, Alfred M. Miller, Lewiston; her daughter, Mrs. Lettenmaier, Southwick; a sister, Mrs. Fred Gottenberg, Champion, Alta.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Merchant Funeral Home, Clarkston, with the Rev. Wesley Lute of the Church of the Open Bible officiating. Burial will follow at Normal Hill Cemetery.

Contributed by Bailey

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