Donald Miller

Donald Earl "Don" Miller Jr.

Monday, May 17th, 1943 - Thursday, June 18th, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Donald Miller, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Donald Miller

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Donald's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Donald's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.
Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist


Don E. Miller, Jr., 77, passed away on June 18, 2020, after a six month battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving and devoted wife, family, and friends. Don was born on May 17, 1943, to Don Jeep and Velma Miller in Wenatchee, WA. He attended Wenatchee High School, graduating in 1962. Always a trusted and competitive athlete, he became a three year letterman in track and football. Don was the oldest of eight children. A great brother to look up to and role model for the family.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1963 to 1966, in South Korea, in the special weapons division on the DMZ. After returning home in 1966, Don worked for ET Pybus. In 1968, he became the general manager, until 1981. Then, he worked at Far West from 1981 to 1982. He founded Miller Fasteners and Industrial Sales in 1982, until he sold in 1995.

Don was an accomplished bowler. He bowled on pro tours, ABC Nationals, and coached youth bowlers for ten years. He was past president of WBA. Don became the youngest to be inducted into the Wenatchee Bowlers Hall of Fame at the age of 35, an honor that still stands. Don excelled in all sports including golf, pool, and rifle shooting.

Don met a special woman, Melissa Pitts, at mom and dad’s 60th anniversary and after their first dance, they became inseparable. Love grew and they were married in November of 2005. Their lives were filled with adventures, traveling all the western states by car, to Australia, and a cruise to Alaska. They also enjoyed building their dream home and spending time at their Lake Chelan getaway.

Don was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Melissa; two step-children: Sarah Harris and Derek Harris (Cassie) of Wenatchee, WA; brothers: Jerry Miller (Cheryl) of LaQuinta, CA, Bill Miller of Wenatchee, WA, Michael Miller (Marcia) of East Wenatchee, WA; sisters: Melanie Salter, Pam Higgins (Frank), Debbie Gaspar (Dan) of Wenatchee, WA, and Julie Miller of Rancho Mirage, CA; and special brother, Jake Pollman (Susie); and many nieces and nephews that loved their Uncle Don.

Don to Melissa: "If I had my life to do over again....I would find you sooner, so I could love you longer".

A Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. at the Wenatchee City Cemetery, 1804 N. Western Ave., Wenatchee, WA, with Chaplain Scott Langager officiating and Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Bunker, 1250 N. Wenatchee Ave., Ste. H #266, Wenatchee, WA, 98801. Arrangements are by Chapel of the Valley, Wenatchee, WA
Read Less

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Donald Earl "Don" Miller Jr., please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Donald

Service Details

  • Service

    Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 10:00am
    Wenatchee City Cemetery
    wenatchee, WA 98801
  • Interment

    Wenatchee City Cemetery
    wenatchee, WA 98801


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Donald here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
Provide comfort for the family of Donald Earl "Don" Miller Jr by sending flowers.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Doug Countryman

Posted at 04:00pm
Melissa and the Miller family
Sorry to hear about the passing of Don, I got to know him through bowling and delivering him pizzas. Then he met my co worker Melissa and then he joined our postal family and as they say the rest is history. Godspeed Don and prayers to all as you all deal with this loss.

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: