Bud and Tina Miller celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 31, 2019, at the Newberg Church fellowship hall.
Leverrett Bruster "Bud" Miller and Tina Sallee met in high school while attending Andrews Academy in 1968. They fell in love and married in Berrien Springs, Mich., in the fall of 1969 after Tina graduated high school.
Soon thereafter Bud was drafted to the Army, which first took them to Texas then on to Alaska. They moved to Sequim, Wash., where they had their first child, Leverett "Troy," in 1973. Their second child, Jodie, followed in 1975. Work took them back to Alaska, where Jennie was born in 1981. A few more moves and with God's leading they landed in Oregon in 1984.
Bud was blessed with a job from Robert Pamplin Jr., where he currently is still working. Tina stayed home to raise their children until they went to school full time. Then she started working at Columbia Empire Farms and does to this day. Bud's expertise in construction played a pivotal role in building the Newberg Church in 1992–1998.
Bud and Tina feel blessed and enjoy hosting and spending time with their children and grandchildren. They also enjoy going on scenic drives and taking trips in their RV. They thank God every day for their blessings.
Bud and Tina have three children, Leverett "Troy" and Evelyn Miller of Sherwood, Ore.; Jodie Mahurin of College Place, Wash.; Jennie Coppernoll of Sherwood; and 7 grandchildren.