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December 20, 2012

Deborah B. Miller

NAUBINWAY — Deborah B. Miller, 61, died Dec. 16, 2012, at home in Naubinway.

Deborah was born in Lansing to Richard and Jean Ross. She was an extraordinary wife to Fred Miller, a loving mother to Melissa (David) Tom and Nicholas (Lindsay) Miller, a gentle grandmother to Brendan Tom and an exemplary sister to Richard Ross (Will Bentson), who survive her.

Deb attended Eastern Michigan University.

She was a dental assistant in Suttons Bay and Traverse City.

Deb was an active member and Deacon of the Presbyterian Church. She volunteered much of her time through her church and community assisting those in need.

Deb graced everyone with her beaming smile and kind heart, and she never missed an opportunity to help another. She shared her unconditional love with family, friends and strangers alike. She will be greatly missed.

A memorial service will be held in the spring of 2013.

For those inclined, kindly make donations to Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation (, 55 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1100, Chicago, IL 60601.

Condolences may be expressed at

Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.

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