Paula Jo Miller

Paula Jo Miller

Paula Jo (Douglass) Miller passed away on November 4, 2021 at the age of 75. She left our world surrounded by the love of family.

Paula was born on February 9, 1946 in Cottage Grove, Oregon. Paula was the only child born to her parents Paul H. Douglass and Evelyn Veatch-Douglass.  Their family of three moved to Crescent City, CA in 1950, when Paula’s Father Paul became a business partner with Warren Barnts in the Del Norte Tire Service.  

Paula and her husband Dale A. Miller were married for 55 years.  They met as classmates in the first grade at Crescent Elk Elementary School and graduated together from Del Norte High in 1964.  It wouldn’t be until later that Paula and Dale would go on their first date to a Merv George dance in Arcata, CA where they danced all night.  Dale said, “I never imagined a date could be so much fun and I was waiting on Paula’s doorstep the next morning.” They were married a few months later before Dale went to Vietnam. Paula and Dale are still known for their dancing together as one.

Paula magically mastered being a devoted wife, loving mother and worked full time until she retired as Manager of the Del Norte County Fair.  Closest to Paula’s heart and soul was spending time with her family.  Music brought her joy and playing poker was her passion.  Paula had a fierce mind, swift wit and gentle nature.  

Paula is survived by husband Dale Miller; daughter Kim Krokodilos and husband Peter of Crescent City; son Vincent Miller and Jenn of Elko, Nevada; daughter Kathryn Williams and husband J.R. of Vancouver, Washington; grandchildren Josh Williams and Mary of West Linn, Oregon; Kelsea Williams and Jack of Vancouver, Washington; Brittany Emerson of Crescent City; great-grandchildren Jazmyne Harding-Williams, Nicholas Kingsley Williams, Piper Scout Williams, Madeline and Maddison. Paula’s family would like to include that she is also survived by the Poker community who she considered family.

Memorial Service Celebration of Life at the Elk Valley Rancheria on November 16, 2021 at 3:00 pm.

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