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Jabudah L. (Coombes, Miller) Grossmiller

Published on August 10, 2017 12:49PM



Jabudah Grossmiller of Hermiston, Oregon, was born on March 14, 1923, in Seattle, Wash., as the first child of Oscar and Maude Coombes. Jabudah passed on July 3, 2017, at the age of 94.

In 1928 the family moved to Baker, Oregon, and continued to live there until Jabudah was grown. On December 3, 1942, Jabudah was united in marriage to Donald H. Miller in Weiser, Idaho. The young couple moved to Boise, Idaho, and started a family. Raymond Miller, Sheila Miller (Cross), Linda Miller and Pennelope Miller (Pollard, Cano) were all born in Boise. In 1950 the family moved to Echo Meadows and then bought a small farm north of Hermiston. Benjamin Miller completed the family in 1953.

Jabudah worked part-time at different jobs to help out with the family finances but first and foremost Jabudah was a wife and mother. In the 1970s, Jabudah went to work for Lamb Weston and later worked as a federal food inspector, traveling all of the Northwest. Jabudah retired in 1984 after her husband Donald passed away on December 29, 1983. Jabudah’s greatest pleasure was traveling with Don all over the United States and abroad.

On June 25, 1988, Jabudah was united in marriage to Alan Grossmiller. Jabudah and Alan embarked on many wonderful travels including moving to Baker City and then returning to Hermiston in 2002.

Jabudah enjoyed photography, sewing, painting and drawing, writing poetry, cake decorating, gardening, traveling, music and all her wonderful grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Jabudah is survived by her husband of 29 years, Alan Grossmiller; daughters Linda Miller and Sheila Miller (Cross) of Hermiston; sons Raymond Miller and wife Barbara of Portland, and Benjamin Miller of Hermiston; brothers Benjamin Coombes and wife Doris of Hermiston, Jasper Coombes and wife Lois of Baker City, George Coombes of Seligman, Missouri, and Edward Coombes and wife Karen of Spalding, Idaho; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Jabudah was preceded in death by her first husband, Donald H. Miller; daughter Pennelope Miller (Pollard, Cano) and her first husband Cecil Pollard; parents Oscar and Maude Coombes; sister Erma and her husband Clifford Gray; brother Donald Coombes; and sisters-in-law Perry, Elise and Jean Coombes, and Iris and husband Pete Blake.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11:00, August 26, 2017, at the Stanfield Baptist Church.

Donations can be made to the Hermiston VFW or your favorite charity.

Please sign the online condolence book at burnsmortuaryhermiston.com

Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon, is in care of arrangements.


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