Kory Mitchel Miller

At the young age of 23, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on March 19, 2014. Kory was born on February 23,1991 in Orange, California to the parents of Donna Ann Cason (Mason) and Johnny Ray Miller (08-30-1969-03-21-2002). Donna married in 2003 to Denray Lewis Cason. He was a wonderful son, loving brother, great nephew and most of all a loving and caring person. He is survived by his sisters: Laurie Ilene Wright/Dustan Barkley Wright of Sutherlin Oregon; Kailey Rae Cason of Roseburg Oregon and Athena Faye Cason of Roseburg Oregon; his brother, Daniel Miller of Garden Grove, California; grandparents: Janice Faye Mason (09/27/1952 -12/14/2005) Roseburg Oregon, Mike Mason of Bullhead City Arizona, Rochelle Miller of Orange California, Billy Miller (05/31/1949 - 02/05/1993) of Texas, Dorianna Marie Biggs (step grandmother) of Roseburg, Oregon, Sally Ann Cason (step grandmother) of Ventura California; his aunt and uncles: Aron Edward Lilly of Roseburg, Oregon; Gary Lewis Vehawn of Covina California; Michelle Hice/Wesley Hice of Bullhead City, Arizona; Tina Mason/August Williams of Bullhead City, Arizona; Tony Mason/Lucy Mason of Las Vegas Nevada; Shelli Clark/Shawn Clark of Evansville Indiana; Jessica Bracamontes/William Miller of Anaheim California; Kimberly/Eddie Encinas of Santa Ana, California; Laura Jean Miller (03/03/1972-04/25/2009) of Orange, California; his nephew, Isaac Barkley Wright of Sutherlin, Oregon; he is also survived by his girlfriend of two years, Carri Starr Beach of Myrtle Point Oregon; his cousins: Spencer Miller, Catarina Miller, Destiny Miller and Andrew Encinas of Santa Ana California; Nichole Miller of Orange, California; Crystal Bracamontes, Keith Bracamontes and Sierra Bracamontes of Anaheim, California; Deseree Miller of Elsinore, California and Trevor Vickery of Evansville, Indiana. SO many many friends. He will be missed by all.

He was a little “white haired” blue eyed beautiful baby. Oh wow! Did I have my hands full with him though. He loved to play in the dirt. I never had to take him to the doctor except for his yearly shots. When he turned 14 he decided to change all that. In one year, he broke his arm, broke his leg (had to have surgery on that) and had two hip surgeries. Kory was a little butt, he loved picking on his older sister Laurie as they were growing up. Laurie writes: He was my ‘little’ but ‘big’ brother. Even though he was younger, I always looked up to him. He was so smart. I know the only problem mom had with him when he was in school was that he would do his homework but never turned it in. We would fight and argue like brother and sister but when it came down to it we would move heaven and earth for each other. He loved video games especially Skyrim (boys will be boys) he was always unique in his own ways. He loved to draw, he was a great artist. Such a VERY smart smart BOY! Any question I had, especially about science stuff, he could answer them all. He was very good at math. Give him a problem and he would sure solve it.

He graduated in 2009 from Roseburg High School. He had 1 true friend for the last 14 years and that is Steven Rios. They were unstoppable. He attended online classes through Phoenix University. Ended up not liking the online thing, he is more hands on.

Kory was my (mom) teacher, he would always tell me things that I had no idea the answer. For example “DNA” deoxyribonucleic acid. This is the one that I remember the most on all the things that he taught me. I had no clue what the answer of that was but he sure did. He had a passion with anything to do with science or our solar system. Oh, give him a computer he could take it apart and put it back together no problem. He could fix any electronic device you gave him. Kory, He is my amazing son, he brought smiles to anyone that was in contact with him. Kory loved to whistle like a bird, wow did he sound like a bird. Kory loved Hi-Fives!

He worked at TMS from September 12, 2012 to July 19, 2013. He has touched so many people. Kory had a saying that he would say faithfully everyday (programmed as an alarm in his phone) “11:11 Make A Wish” and everyone that sat next to him would do this. One time, Cassie a friend of ours, made a wish to go home early and it popped on her screen that “11:30’s could go home”. She was astonished. Looked at Kory and smiled. Kory had the MAGIC to make anyone smile.

I believe that he is watching over all of us. He loved to pick on his little sisters. He always told me that it will make them stronger. He was our big teddy bear. I felt so safe with him around. Kory would always help his younger sisters with their homework. They never asked me it was always straight to Kory. He loved helping them. Kory would give the shirt off his back and the last dollar out of his pocket if you asked for it. Very loving kind hearted young man. He would do anything for his friends and family. I love him to the moon and back. I have the most beautiful guardian angel above. KORY MITCHEL MILLER have fun with your Nana and your Daddy (Janice Faye Mason and Johnny Ray Miller).

Kory Miller’s Celebration of Life: New Beginnings Church, 518 NE Nash St. Roseburg, OR 97470, at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2014. There will be a pot luck following the service.


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