2014-01-02 / Obituaries

Beatrice L. Miller

SENEY – Beatrice L. Miller, 86, of Seney, Mich., died unexpectedly at her home in Seney on Thursday evening Dec. 26, 2013.

Born on Feb. 3, 1927, in Escanaba, Mich., Beatrice was the third daughter of the late James E. and Margaret M. (Batway) Berry. Beatrice moved to Germfask at the age of three. She was educated in Germfask and Manistique Schools and on Sept. 15, 1945, she married Isadore Miller in Grand Marais, Mich. Following their marriage, they made their home in Seney for 65 years until Isadore passed away on Feb. 26, 2011.

She was employed at various jobs in the area including the Post Office and was currently an election inspector. She also owned and operated Miller’s Motel, did laundry for various people in the area and in 1965, she and her husband became the owners and operated Miller’s Standard Station in Seney until their semi-retirement in 1975. At that time, they sold the station but remained employed there until Isadore’s retirement in 1983. She enjoyed flower gardening, cooking, baking, her grandchildren and pets, and loved feeding and watching the birds.

Besides her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Davis and Janette Manilla.

Survivors include her son, Jack of Seney; daughter, Susan (John) Nyman also of Seney; grandchildren, Vicki Nyman (Robert Sherbrook) of Seney; Edward Nyman (Karyn Cloudman) of Seney; and Robert Nyman of Grand Marais. Also surviving are her great-grandchildren, Casey and Katie Ketcher of Seney, and her sister, Eleanor Bell of Shingleton, Mich., and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held at Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry on Tuesday, Dec. 31, from 4-5 p.m. Services followed at Beaulieu Funeral Home with Pastor Ian MacDonald of Germfask United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the spring at Whispering Pines Cemetery in Seney.

Condolences may be expressed at www.beaulieufuneralhome.com.

Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family with their arrangements.

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