Alice Johanna (Kunert) Miller was born in Detroit, Mich., on Feb. 10, 1936. She was welcomed into Heaven and Jesus’ arms Nov. 17, 2019.
She was a Navy Photographers Mate First Class in the Navy WAVES for four years and relished her passion of photography throughout her life. She was a loving mother and homemaker most of her married life and enjoyed her job as a clerk in the personnel property department on Whidbey Island’s naval base. Her love of food and photography was evident weekly at her famous “Thigh Thickener” dinners, where nobody ever left hungry or unphotographed. The legacy of family was Alice’s greatest source of pride and joy. She dedicated her life to her four children, her 13 grandchildren and recently her seven great-grandchildren. She spent endless hours teaching them God’s Word and making each one feel special and unique while simultaneously ensuring they had something healthy to eat that somehow was disguised as a treat.
Alice is survived by her four children, Clay Miller and his wife Beverly, John Miller and wife Kathy, Anna Melnick and husband Todd, and Sam Miller and wife Katrina. She is also survived by her 13 grandchildren, Timothy and Grace Miller, Benjamin Miller, Tyler and Coqui Melnick, Seth and Becky Miller, Connor and Amie Melnick, Nate and Sara Miller, Jake and Megan Melnick, Stephen Miller, Jed Miller, Gunnar Melnick, Camden Miller, Amelia Miller and Carissa Miller. She also leaves behind seven great-grandchildren, Oliver, Henry and Eloise Miller, Adelia Miller, Liliana Miller, Cameron Spencer and Declan Melnick, with two more on the way. She is also survived by five Kunert brothers and their families.
A memorial service celebrating her life is open to the public and will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, at First Reformed Church, 250 SW 3rd Ave., Oak Harbor, WA 98277. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her name to Alice’s favorite ministries she supported: The Pregnancy Care Clinic, San de Fuca Chapel, Sovereign Grace OP Church, Coupeville Community Bible Church or the Navigators. Family and friends are encouraged to share memories and condolences at www.whidbeymemorial.com