Randall (Randy) Wade Miller

Randall (Randy) Wade Miller went to his eternal home very unexpectedly on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016.

   Randy was born Aug. 3, 1965 in Weiser, Idaho, the youngest of three and only son of William (Bill) and Josephine Miller.  In 1975, the family moved from Idaho to Anchorage, Alaska for a short time, eventually settling in Kenai when he was a freshman in high school.  Randy graduated from Kenai Central High School in 1983, with a well-developed love of music, honing his skills on the guitar.

   After graduation, Randy traveled to Hollywood and enrolled in the Guitar Institute of Technology, completing the program. He returned to Alaska and obtained a journeyman sheet metal worker certification. His love of music and desire to be a musician was too strong to ignore, so Randy returned to Hollywood, Calif. where he completed additional coursework at GIT in anticipation of a rock ‘n roll career.  Realizing playing in a band was more dream than reality, Randy returned to Alaska, continuing his love of music giving guitar lessons at the Music Box in Soldotna and began attending classes at Kenai Peninsula College.  While at KPC, he met Janell in a psychology class; Randy dropped the class, but not Janell.  They were married on Dec. 31, 1993 and settled in Anchorage.

   Randy went on to complete his electrical engineering degree from University of Alaska Fairbanks in 1996.  He obtained his license as a Professional Electrical Engineer in 2001. During his professional career, Randy worked at Miller Sheet Metal and Heating, Alaska Power Systems, Red Dog-Cominco Mine, Chariot Group and Electric Power Systems.  He loved working with the studies aspect of power engineering.

   In 1998 Randy and Janell adopted two cats, Sister and Puddy.  They quickly became special members of the family.  Puddy is at the Rainbow Bridge and Sister remains at home with Janell.  In 2003 Randy accepted Jesus Christ as his savior and on March 21, 2004, he was baptized and became a member of the Seventh day Adventist Church.

   In 2012 Randy transferred to North Bend, Washington, where he and Janell lived until his death; both enjoying the many musical and sporting events offered in the Seattle area.  In addition to music, Randy was an accomplished golfer and avid fan.  He was also a Dodgers Baseball and lifelong Dallas Cowboys football enthusiast.

   Randy is survived by his beloved wife, Janell; his father, Bill; two sisters Lorrie (Jim) and Jennifer (Paul), all of Kenai, Alaska.  Father-In-Law, Ralph Losing of Baker, Mont.; Sisters-In-Law Vickie (Marty) Askin of Kenai, Alaska, Valerie (Jack) Peaslee of Miles City, Mont., Terri (Richard) Arnold and Brother-In-Law Jerry (Jill) Losing of Baker, Mont.   Nine nephews and four nieces, four great-nephews and seven great-nieces.

   Randy was preceded in death by his mother, Jo, his nephew Cael Askin, and maternal and paternal grandparents.