Obituary of Mary Miles
A wonderful era has come to an end with the passing of Mollie Miles of Raleigh Hills aged 102!
She was the admired matriarch of Mother Miles Boarding house as our family home was
affectionately called. Tom and Mollie Miles built the modern rancher in 1950. It was a home
and office for the family engineering business. Mother Miles was the brownie leader, executive
office organiser, typist, accountant, tax advisor for the office, fresh bread maker to the all, host
to international students and dignitaries and mother of four.
Her correspondence to all who came in contact was legendary…the Facebook connector of her day…and all through letters. Our family included “brothers and sisters” from Japan, Mexico, Brazil, New Zealand, UK and Switzerland.
Tom and Mollie were hugely influential to the young over 50 years encouraging us to get out
and see the world. Although partially disabled, it did not deter her from travelling well into her
90’s. Her positive philosophical spirit was infectious. We farewell her fondly at a Celebration of
Life service at Wilhelm Portland Memorial Funeral Home Thursday December 13 at 2 pm,
reception to follow. Flowers accepted, Donations can be made to her favorite music station:
All Classical Portland, www.allclassical.org