The matriarch of the Miller lumber family, Connie Miller has died at the age of 84. Wife to Bill Miller, the head of Miller Lumber for 35 years, Connie was a sports advocate and very active in the community. Bill Miller died in 2001, the newly opened “William E. Miller Elementary School is named for him. Born Connie Crosby in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, she graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1949. A singer and actress, she spent a year after college living in New York City trying to win a role in a Broadway show, and then returned to Wisconsin to earn a Master's degree. She got a job in Bend with the school district as a speech correctionist, where she met Bill. She and Bill married in the early 50's and they have eight children. No details were given about a service for Connie Miller.