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Carl Milner
August 12, 1948 - March 11, 2018

Carl Milner

Carl Milner
Aug 12, 1948 - Mar 11, 2018

Carl Milner
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Carl M. Milner died on March 11th at age 69, following a prolonged fight with peritoneal cancer and a recent stroke.

Carl was born to Carl and Hilma Milner on August 12th, 1948 in West Orange, New Jersey, where he spent his early childhood years. In 1961 the family moved to Seattle, Washington. Carl graduated from Marshall Jr. High and Lincoln High School. He studied physics at Yale University and graduated from the University of Washington in 1975 with a degree in English Literature. Carl married Melinda Terry and they loved each other deeply until Melinda's death in 2015.

Carl was a truly wonderful person. His love for people and willingness to give of himself spilled over on everyone who came in contact with him. He was an unrepentant liberal who gave generously of his money and time to those he supported. Carl was a highly principled man who put his convictions to work to help those who needed a hand, to resist dark forces of ignorance, greed, and avarice which threaten us all, and in all things to try to nudge people on the wrong paths in the right direction and to encourage people on the right paths. Carl read voraciously and enjoyed an authentic curiosity about most everything. He possessed a powerful and agile mind, but also an incredibly kind and gentle spirit that always looked to lift others up. Carl will be horribly missed by his family and the great many people who loved him.

Carl is survived by his sister Sigrid Milner, his daughters Susannah Terry and Amber Terry Butler, his granddaughters, Kennedy and Kerrigan, nieces Teresa Clark and Courtney Riffe, great-nephews Hudson and Beau, and a host of cousins and friends.

There will be a memorial at Brookdale Senior Solutions, Everett, on Sunday, March 18, at 2:30.

 
 

Sigrid Milner on Mar 16, 2018

August 12th, 1949 to March 11th, 2018 Carl Milner peacefully passed away at Brookdale Independent Living Facility in Everett, Washington. He is mourned by his sister, Sigrid Milner; his daughters, Amber Butler of Portland, Michigan and Susannah Terry of Des Moines, Washington; his nieces, Courtney Riffe of Issaquah, Washington and Teresa Clark of Seattle, Washington. Carl was born in New Jersey and graduated from University of Washington.  Carl was passionate about traveling, riding motorcycles, and reading.  However, he was equally happy spending quiet Washington mornings drinking a cup of strong coffee while watching a yard full of singing birds and busy squirrels (but only the native species, thanks). Carl enjoyed learning and prior to graduating from University of Washington, he attended Yale. He enjoyed watching the Huskies and drinking red wine. He was a true Renaissance man, showing his adaptability and intelligence daily. He loved deeply and with loyalty. He had a way of making everyone who surrounded him feel comfortable, safe, and at ease.  His gentle presence, inviting way, and his ability to make a difference in every life he touched will always be remembered.  He truly enjoyed making others smile; a gift that came naturally to him.  Known as Uncle Monkey to his nieces, Courtney and Teresa, and Grandpa Owl to his granddaughters, Carl will never be forgotten.   He influenced many with his quiet examples of generosity, guidance, and kindness. In keeping with his humble nature, Carl asked that we quietly remember him with no fuss and requested that no funeral or memorial be held.

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18
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Brookdale Senior Solutions
11333 3rd Pl W
Everett, Washington 98204
2:30 PM

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