Carole Jane Miles died, in Raymond, on Oct. 6, 2013 at the age of 73.
She was born in San Pedro, CA on May 11, 1940 to Walter and Mary "Hale" Bertschinger, and graduated from Raymond High School in 1959.
Mrs. Miles first met her husband, John, in 1956, while he was working at the Ahwahnee Fire Station. The couple married in Oakhurst on October 17, 1958,
She helped run their ranch while John worked away from home. She raised three children, huge gardens and was an active community leader in the Raymond 4-H Club. She also served eight years on the Raymond School board of trustees.
She enjoyed creating crafts of all kinds, especially during the holidays, and loved her church family.
Mrs. Miles is survived by her husband of 55 years, John; three children, Kristie, Barry and Bonnie, and their spouses; brother Kenneth Berschinger; sister Nancy Lovenguth; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.