(BRANDON HANSEN/Chewelah Independent)
Family honors longtime Chewelah resident and passed veteran…
The national anthem played, while a slight rain and wind swirled around at the Barbour Complex on Sunday. The family of Clyde J. Miller, who passed away last December, honored the longtime Chewelah resident and veteran with a plaque and a flagpole next to the Chewelah baseball field that will serve as a reminder of a proud Cougar fan and patriot. The flagpole was moved over from Jenkins Middle School where Miller once attended school and at its concrete base a metal plaque says “Go Cougars. Donated in Loving Memory of Clyde J. Miller. 02/17/1938-12/16/2018”
When Miller passed last December, the family had asked that memorial contributions be made to Chewelah Baseball.
“My mom, Nancy Miller, wanted part of the money that was donated to be used to improve the high school baseball field in some way. We initially had plans to improve the seating area, possibly covering it and adding storage,” said Tamara Bowman.
Then the family realized that the field did not have a flagpole and realized it would be a fitting tribute for Miller, who retired as a Senior Chief from the United States Navy.