Barbara (Barb) Dale Miller

Barbara (Barb) Dale Miller passed away on August 31st, 2021, at Swedish Hospital in Edmonds, Washington. Born in Seattle, Washington, Barb was the middle of three siblings. Eager to help around the house, Barb learned how to cook and manage the home at a young age while her mother worked as a butcher in Seattle’s Pike Place market. In 1952, she graduated from Highline high school and worked for a few companies including Boeing and Seattle hardware, as a secretary and stenographer.

In 1956, she received her diploma in Bible Studies at Bethel Temple Bible School. She met the love of her life, Chuck, at Bethel Temple and they were married in 1958. She had her first son, Rick, a year later followed by another son, Tom. Barb was passionate about sharing the gospel of Jesus. In 1967, she traveled with her husband and two sons to New York as a missionary for Teen Challenge. Upon returning to Seattle, she raised her two sons and welcomed their daughter, Kristi.

Barb had a special gift teaching children about Jesus. She used flannel graphs and taught at King’s Elementary school for a few years to the Kindergarten and First grades, eventually being offered a job where she worked for 28 years. Barb was a musically gifted pianist and had a beautiful voice. She often visited the sick in hospitals with her husband and sung over them as an encouragement. Barb enjoyed baking and was famously known for her pies, she also enjoyed travelling, gardening, and entertaining. Barb loved being around people and her home was always open to strangers, friends, and family.

Barb was preceded in death by her father Herald, mother Viola and brother Clarence.  She is survived by her husband Chuck of nearly 63 years, son Rick and his wife Judi; son Tom and wife Trish; daughter Kristi and grandchildren Alexa and Quintin, brother Don and numerous nieces and nephews.  Memorial service will be held at Westgate Chapel; 22901 Edmonds Way, Edmonds Washington on October 16th, 2021 at 1pm.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Highway 19 Ministries:

  • Leigh Laird (Posted: October 13, 2021)
    I remember meeting your mom for the first time when we were working at KCMS Kristi! She was so vibrant and full of life and she dropped off some food for the staff! I loved that we shared a birthday. I’ll never forget meeting her again years later at a healing service at City Church. You and she stood with me and my son the whole time….. I’ll never forget that! May you and your brothers feel the nearness of Jesus. Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted. In Jesus, Leigh Laird
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