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Lee Roy Miles


Lee Roy Miles passed away on March 16, 2014, at the age of 67, after complications from heart surgery. He was born in Snohomish, to Boyd and Grace Miles. He grew up in Friday Harbor, Duvall and various small towns and logging camps.

He is survived by his two children, Peregrine and Branwyn; his best friend, Dixie; his brother, Duane; sister, Norma; and many friends.

He had many careers in his life including EMT and Volunteer Fireman, mechanic and spent many years in the Alaskan and California fishing fleet as a ship’s engineer. After he retired, Lee Roy turned back to academics and earned his Bachelor’s in History from Grand Canyon University. He was working toward a Master’s degree at the time of his death.

Lee Roy loved to perform both as an actor and musician. He was an accomplished guitar player and vocalist. He performed in many plays in his younger days and sang with the music ministry at his church, St. Mary in Aberdeen, where he was also a lector and volunteered with Feed the Hungry.

For most of his life his love of history was best shown in his involvement with the medieval recreation group the SCA. He was an accomplished swordsman and was prince of An Tir, as well as being the first to swear knightly allegiance when An Tir became its own kingdom. He was a talented artist, particularly in costuming, and he created many beautiful pieces for himself and fellow re-creationists.

He was especially fond of children and dogs. He loved classical music, suits of which he had a vast collection, and fine cigars. He had a large collection of old and esoteric books, and every tool possible. He taught his daughter to waltz and his son how to work with his hands and get dirty.

His friends and family will remember him as an avid story teller and reader who loved to talk and be around people.

Services will be held at St. Mary church in Aberdeen on March 22, 2014. Viewing will be at 11a.m., with a rosary at 11:30 a.m. The funeral will be held at noon, with reception to follow.

 

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