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Carolyn Verner Obituary

 Carolyn Elizabeth Miller Verner 
 
On Friday, October 4, 2019 at 5:10 p.m., Carolyn made the passage from this life into the light. She was grace embodied. Carolyn was born Carolyn Elizabeth Miller on May 4th, 1964, in Oakland, California. Carolyn was the first child of Harry Albert Miller, also born in Oakland and Ruth Ellen Moses, born in Pasadena, California, most recently of Ashland, Oregon. 

Carolyn is survived by her adoring husband Daniel Lee Verner of Ashland, Daniel's son Andre' and his wife Amy of Corvallis, Oregon, Dan A. Verner of Huntington Beach, California, daughter Kayli Gordon of Medford, Oregon, Carolyn's father Harry Albert (Bert) Miller and his wife Sally Miller of Fremont, Sally's son Glenn and daughter Jamie, California, her younger brother Thomas Grant Miller, his wife Marya, and their sons Nicholas and Nolan Miller of Orinda, California, her niece Sentarra Silva of Watsonville, several aunts, uncles and cousins on her mother's side as well as friends and loved ones too numerous to count.

Carolyn graduated from Oakland Senior High School in 1982 and went on to study at San Francisco State University. She moved to Ashland, Oregon in 1987 to be closer to her mother, who had moved to Ashland in 1985. Carolyn wore many hats and worked many diverse jobs during her first few years in Ashland, Puck's Donuts and The Unicorn toy store to name a couple. Carolyn went back to school to study Psychology at Southern Oregon College, which later became Southern Oregon University.

She went to work at the ARC (Addiction Recovery Center) in Medford, Oregon as a counselor to help people battling addictions. While at the ARC, Carolyn re-enrolled at Southern Oregon University and earned her Master's degree in Applied Psychology, opening opportunities for her to perform counseling and therapy. With her new Master's she sought and gained a position in the Health and Wellness Center at Southern Oregon University as a counselor for students. She loved being able to contribute to the community and became a well-respected and beloved counselor among the students and her colleagues.

Carolyn had many passions, including camping, hiking, yoga, music, her personal practice of meditation and Light work, also the precious time spent with her loved ones, family and friends. 
The honoring and remembering of sweet Carolyn will be announced on www.perlfuneralhome.com
 




For more information, contact: Jeanne Stallman, Executive Director, Outreach and Engagement, dce@sou.edu.


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