There are no ugly stories about Tom Miller; there are only happy ones, filled with laughter and heart. Dubbed “Lawn Boy” for his early adventures in landscaping at his NE Portland “Bulgarian Embassy”, he was the person you'd want with you if you ran out of gas in the rain. No matter how broke the band was or how horrible the gig, Tom was the guy who made it better. Aside from music (he was also a monster mandolin player) his greatest talent was compassion. He worked for years at Providence Hospital and, when a young girl he delivered medicines to passed away, Tom wasn't the same for weeks. Whoever you were, Tom was there for you and you knew it.
A memorial celebration will take place Sunday, July 23 at the Lake House at Blue Lake Park, 21160 NE Blue Lake Park Rd., Fairview. 2 pm.