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Tacoma, Washington----- SGT. Randi Jean (Blanchard) Miller, 25, of Tacoma, Washington and formerly of Laconia, N. H., and her husband, SSG. Timothy Miller, died in their home on Sunday, March 2, 2008.

Randi was born March 25, 1982 in Nashua, N.H., the daughter of

Robert A. and Shirley J. (Maniatis) Blanchard. She graduated from Laconia High School in 2000 and had been serving as a laboratory technician in the U. S. Army for the past eight years.  She was currently stationed at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Washington and was a combat veteran having served in Iraq.

Randi was a scuba diver and an excellent photographer, taking very professional-like pictures.  She liked to crochet, listen to rock music and hanging out with friends and family.

Randi was a devoted wife and mother.  She is survived by her infant daughter, Kassidy, of  Tacoma, Washington; her father, Robert Blanchard, and his companion, Janet, of Laconia, NH; her mother, Shirley Blanchard, and her companion, Don, of Lowell, Mass.; her paternal grandfather, Clarence E. Blanchard, Sr., of Hope Sound, Florida and several aunts, uncles and cousins.  She was predeceased by her paternal grandmother, Mildred Blanchard and by her maternal grandparents, Shirley and Arthur Maniatis, Sr.

Calling hours will be held Thursday, March 13, 2008 from 5:00-8:00PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.

A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of the N. H. State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway (Rte 3), Boscawen, N.H. on Friday, March 14, 2008 at Noon.  Rev. Dr. Victoria Wood Parrish, Pastor of the United Methodist Church, will officiate.

Burial, with full military honors, will follow also in the N. H. State Veterans Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Timothy Miller Gray & Randi Miller Memorial Fund, c/o Wells Fargo, Carson Valley, 1542 U. S. Highway 395N, Gardnerville, Nevada 89410 or any Wells Fargo Branch.

Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N. H. is in charge of the arrangements. 

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