Obituary of Videll Miller (1948 – 2021) – Chiloquin, OR
In 1965, Videll married “the love of her life” Roland James Hicks III. Videll had 5 children, 20 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Videll was very “RICH” in family and in love. She provided all of her children and grandchildren with unconditional love and acceptance no matter where they were in their life journey. It was his greatest achievement in life. And the greatest accomplishment a person can hope to achieve. She spent endless hours swimming, playing board games and cards [rummy was her fav], and preparing amazing home cooked meals for his family. Videll put âloveâ into every meal she cooked and that’s what made her such an amazing cook.
Innately, Videll was born a âcommunity helper,â and during her early years she expanded her home to various tribal children. [both related and unrelated], she cooked and cleaned for her tribal elders, all out of the goodness of her heart. Videll loved and wanted to be loved, and it was evident in the way she navigated the world. Videll did not need any approval from the mainstream culture for the way she took care of her tribal community, nor any money in return.
Throughout Videll’s life she took her daily walks around Chiloquin, where she visited family and friends, and as Videll grew older and her memory began to decline; with its creative family, our community automatically burst in and collectively took care of their tribal elder. As aboriginal people, this is part of our traditional value system. Videll’s immediate family were keenly aware that Videll could never have lived independently, until her last days, without the continued support of our Indigenous community.
Videll was very proud of her Aboriginal heritage and exercised her traditional beliefs and practices throughout her daily journey, valuing relationship and love, above all materialistic good. Videll’s presence was known throughout Chiloquin and she will be missed by many.
Videll was predeceased in Death by: Lupe Agnus Brown (mother), Elwood Horace Miller Sr. (father) and Wauseka Brown Sr. (second father) and siblings, Sisters – Cecelia Wilder, Georgie Gallagher, Latonne Miller and Louisa Brown , brothers – Elwood Horace Miller Jr., Johny Miller, Louie Miller, Waukeen Brown and his grandson Blaywaas Ozzy Gallagher.
Videll is survived by: Tianna Sanchey (sister) and brothers Eldo Miller and Wauseka Brown Jr, Children – Latonne (Tinker) Cherie Hicks & Jerome Jackson (son-in-law), Lahna Lilly & David Lilly Jr (son-in-law), Shawna Fay Gallagher & Louie Gallagher Sr. (son-in-law), Gus Miller & Tahnaya Parrish (daughter-in-law) and Latoya Tay Miller.
Grandchildren: Tess Ashley Wahl, Jimmy Jerome Jackson, Justin Jasper Jackson, Jerzy James Jackson, Jazzy Wau Jackson, David Gordan Lilly III, Trevin Austin Lilly, Lance Wayne Lilly, Jayde Lashawn Lilly, Tempest Tayla Dawson, Tyra Cree Gallagher, Tessa “Anice” Gallagher, Louie Gallagher Jr., Blaine Kai-Noah Gallagher, Jacobey Shawn Heavy-Runner Gallagher, Savayah Lee Jackson, Craig Jackson Jr., Gus Brad Miller and Terrance Kai Miller.
Great-grandchildren: Tasheena Cherie Hill, Justin Dean Hill Jr., Treyson Trooper Ross, Jimmy Jerome Jackson Jr., Jenasis Jackson, Jordan Jackson, Analayah Fay Gallagher-McCormick.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 2 at 1:00 p.m. at the Klamath Tribal Community Center, 35601 Choke Cherry Way, Chiloquin, Oregon. The O’Hair-Wards Funeral Chapel helps with arrangements. To continue viewing this obituary, please visit www.ohairwards.com
Posted by Herald And News on October 2, 2021.