Heather Highmiller
Heather Highmiller

Obituary of Heather Highmiller

Heather Highmiller passed away March 21, 2024, in Olympia, Washington.  She was born September 1, 1946, to Ralph and Alice Highmiller in Olympia. A lifetime resident of Olympia, she lived in the Scott Lake (1983-2024), Boston Harbor (1963-83), and West Olympia (1946-63) neighborhoods.


Heather graduated from Olympia High School in 1964, attended the University of Washington, and earned a BA in Education from Western Washington University in 1969.  Professionally, she was a Correctional Educator at Green Hill in Chehalis, Washington, from 1983 to retirement in 2013.  She was a life member of NEA, as well as a member of the Chinook Retired Teachers group.


Heather was energetic and had interests ranging from owning standard poodles, to bird hunting, and tennis. She was past grill master of Demoburger, where she grilled over 50,000 burgers. She was elected Precinct Committee Officer of Scott Lake Democrats and served on the Scott Lake Community Board, including as president and past president.  She belonged to Tyee Huskies (since 1980) and was a longtime member and Deacon of the United Churches of Olympia.


She was predeceased by her parents, and brothers, Curt Highmiller and Ralph Highmiller.


Services will be held at a later date at the United Churches of Olympia.


Memorial donations may be made to the Joint Animal Services of Thurston County, and the United Churches of Olympia.


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