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Barbara Jean Miller
Barbara Jean Miller

BRODHEAD – Barbara Jean Miller, daughter of Leslie and Beatrice (Krenz) Woodford was born August 8, 1940 in Eau Claire. She was raised with her brother in the Cleghorn area where she attended grade school. Barb graduated from Memorial High School and attended the office business machine course at the Eau Claire Vocational School. This training led to her job in payroll with Northern States Power Company in Eau Claire.

In 1960 Barbara was united in marriage to Duane Pippenger in Eau Claire, and to this union their 5 sons were born. After this marriage ended, she later married Richard Orlinkoski in 1981 in Las Vegas. The couple lived in Hemet, California, where at this time in her life she was employed at the Hemet Bank. After Richard passed away, she married James Miller in 2012. Since then, the couple had lived in Lake Havasu City, AZ, and spent their summer months in Wisconsin with her family nearby.  

All throughout her life Barbara had enjoyed riding horses with fond memories of riding in local parades during her childhood. Barbara was also a member of the Lake Havasu Elks and London Bridge RV Club. Barbara loved to travel and spend time with her family. 

Barbara is survived by 5 sons, Michael Pippenger of Monroe, Richard Pippenger of Florida, Donald Pippenger of Eau Claire, Randy and Cindy Pippenger of Janesville and Terry Pippenger of Cottage Grove; 7 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother John Woodford. 

Services will be held at Anderson Funeral Home located at 312 S. Stone Street, Augusta, WI 54722, on Friday, July 30th at 1pm-2:30pm with burial to follow at Rest Haven Cemetery.

The DL Newcomer Funeral Home in Brodhead is assisting the family locally.