Linda Miller

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Linda Miller, 51, of Saint Helens, Ore., passed away Sept. 21, 2010 following a four-year battle with ovarian cancer.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 30 at 11 a.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Rev. Marvin Miller will officiate.

It was Linda's wish to be cremated, and burial of the remains will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery at Cherokee. Online condolences can be left at

Linda was born in Shakopee, Minn. on May 18, 1959 to Robert and Liane (Jensen) Miller. Linda graduated from Benson High school in Omaha, Neb. She was married to Dan Molgard in 1977 for ten years. She was later remarried to Steven Zsarko in 1995 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Toward the end of her life, she was single until she met her faithful friend, Rick Arthun, who stayed by her side for two years until she stepped into eternity.Linda spent a few years being a stay at home mother, then worked several years at various car dealerships in California, McCloskey's in Colorado, and Carr Auto Group in Oregon. Due to declining health, Linda had to quit working in February 2010. Linda enjoyed playing pool at the Columbia Tavern in St. Helens, camping, fishing, getting together with her co-workers, and spending time with her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother, Liane, sister, Cynthia Hansen, one aunt and two cousins. She is survived by her father, Robert of Sidney; two daughters: Melissa Kragel and her husband Toby of Rush, Colo.; Becky Vail and her husband Bryan of Colorado Springs, Colo.; four grandchildren: Rebecca Kragel, Madison Kragel, Ryder Vail, and Toby K. Kragel; a brother-in-law Ronald Hansen of Omaha, Neb.; a great-aunt Jean Sundberg of Champlin, Minn.; three aunts and three uncles; several cousins and many friends.