Elmo Pauline “Polly” Miller


Visitation hours for Polly Miller will be this Thursday, May 6, 2021 from 2-4 p.m. A Graveside Memorial will be held on Friday, May 7, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Fraternal Cemetery.

Elmo Pauline “Polly” Miller (Austin) passed away peacefully April 30, 2021 at the age of 86.
Polly was born and raised in Omak, Washington on April 7, 1935 to Elmer and Edna Austin, and was the middle child of two siblings, Dick and Jane. Polly graduated from Omak High School in 1953. She went onto attend Washington State College and then Wenatchee Valley College and studied Dental Assisting. She got a job as a Dental Assistant in Yakima, and then moved to Wenatchee where she met Leo and they later married December 21, 1958. They had two children, Jana, 1962 and Wade, 1965.
Polly and Leo had many adventures together, many of those being business endeavors. Together, they had many acres of orchard where they harvested apples. They opened and owned Midtowner Motel for 20 years where Polly actively worked. In 1975, they acquired Zippy Disposal Service and Polly was the bookkeeper. While Jana was in school, Polly was the 4H Leader for the Jolly Jill Club for seven years. Their recent venture was starting and opening the Miller’s Auto Museum in 2015, and Polly loved to hang out with the car club members and meet new people when they visited.
Around 1988, they bought a home in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, and continued to travel there every winter for 10 years. Being snow birds, they started traveling to Yuma, Arizona with many friends and family. They loved Arizona so much, they bought a home in Yuma and went there for 13 winters. In the early 1990’s, they built a cabin at Gold Creek (Methow) and enjoyed snow-mobiling and the peace and quiet, and was Polly’s favorite place.  Polly also loved to travel, and went on many various cruises throughout the years.
Polly’s smile and charisma were contagious and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Polly is survived by her husband of 62 years, Leo; daughter, Jana, her husband Alto; son, Wade, his wife Summer; Polly’s sister Jane; her grandchildren, Jordan, Chad, and Ty; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Edna, and her brother, Dick Austin.
Visitation hours for Polly Miller will be this Thursday, May 6, 2021 from 2-4 p.m.
A Graveside Memorial will be held on Friday, May 7, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Fraternal Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer’s Foundation or Lake Chelan EMT’s.
Please leave any thoughts and memories for the family at www.prechtrose.com.
Services are entrusted to Precht Rose Chapel of Chelan.
 

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