October 15, 1945 - July 2, 2016
Pamela Sue Miller was born in Montgomery, WV, the daughter of Joe and Wanda Miller.
She spent her early years in Ashland, KY where she developed an interest in music. During her high school years she studied organ with Robert Doss and served as his assistant organist at the First Methodist Church. Because of his influence she attended and graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor of Music degree. She completed her Masters of Music degree at Redlands University in California. After graduation she moved to Los Angeles and took a position as organist-choir director at Wilshire Christian Church and also established a piano studio. She also worked as accompanist in the Santa Monica School District.
Pam moved to Salem, Oregon in 1985 and served as organist at the Christian Science Church.
Later she was organist at First Presbyterian Church for 16 years. Pam quickly developed a large organ and piano studio. Her students have won numerous awards both locally and nationally. She was known as an expert in the field of Baroque music. She served as President of the Salem District of OMTA, State Syllabus Chairman, State Bach Chairman and State Ensemble Chairman.
She is survived by her sister, Carolyn Alexander of Orlando, FL and numerous cousins, aunts and uncles.
Pam taught in Salem for 31 years and was a great influence in the music community because of her love and dedication to her students. She will be greatly missed.
Funeral Services will be 4:00pm Thursday, July 7, 2016 at First Presbyterian Church of Salem, OR.