Ellen (Martin) Hass

Ellen Hass was born and raised in the Charlotte, North Carolina area.  Her parents James and Dorothy Martin predeceased her.   She is survived by her brother, James C. Martin and his wife Virginia who reside in the Charlotte, North Carolina area.  She was very active in the Girl Scouts while growing up when she developed her love of camping and the out-of-doors.

She attended Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia and interrupted her degree pursuit to work for the Girl Scouts at the Girl Scout camp in Germany.  After returning from Germany Ellen worked for Eastern Airlines in reservations before relocating to California where she earned a degree as a Paralegal.  She worked for a private law firm as one of its Paralegals before ultimately moving on to a company by the name of Wickes Companies, Inc., where she worked as Assistant Corporate Secretary overseeing all self-insured litigation.  In the course of that employment, she had occasion to work with one of the company’s outside counsel who was based in Michigan.  She transferred to the company’s New York City office in 1986 and finally had occasion to meet the Michigan attorney at Wickes’ New York City office.

She and the attorney, Tim, married in 1988 and she relocated to Michigan.  She returned to Mary Baldwin to finish her degree and thereafter became very active in Girl Scouts in the Gaylord, Michigan area.  In addition to working at her husband’s office as one of its legal assistants, she also owned and operated a franchised restaurant.

She and her husband Tim traveled throughout Canada and Europe as well as the northern United States.  During their many camping trips to Lake Superior Provincial Park in Ontario, she became particularly enamored with the Soo Locks.  While first based in Gaylord she and Tim became very involved with the North Country Trail Association.  In 2012 they purchased a home on Lake Superior in Munising where they became officers in the Superior Shoreline Chapter of NCTA.  They ultimately moved to Newberry in 2020.

In addition to loving the out-of-doors, Ellen became enamored with Inuit art and in addition to collecting many Inuit carvings, traveled to the Hudson Bay area to pursue more of an education into the Inuit culture.

Survivors include her loving husband, Tim, of Newberry; children Malcolm “Trey” MacKay of Morgan, Utah and Michelle (Scott) Carty of Vonore, Tennessee; step-sons Douglas (Patricia) Hass of Carmel, Indiana and Michael (Jennifer) Hass of Washington, D.C.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Per request, cremation services were accorded with no public services scheduled.

Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or at www.stjude.org in her loving memory.

Condolences may be expressed at www.beaulieufuneralhome.com

Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.


Richard W. Miller
June 28, 1955 – April 9, 2024

Richard William Miller, 68, of Newberry, died Tuesday morning, April 9, 2024 at U.P. Health Systems-Marquette.

Born June 28, 1955 in Newberry, son of James Sr. and Anna Marie (Hautala) Miller, Richard was a 1973 graduate of Newberry High School and attended Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie.

On August 10, 1973, Richard enlisted into the United States Air Force serving during the Vietnam War until his honorable discharge on August 9, 1977, attaining the rank of Senior Airman and also serving in the National Guard.

Richard was employed as a claim manager for the Internal Revenue Service in Montana for 30 years until his retirement in 2016.  Following his retirement, Richard moved back to Newberry.  During his lifetime, Richard enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Richard is preceded in death by his father James Sr; paternal grandparents Herbert and Glenadine (Sampsell) Miller and maternal grandparents Eero and Jennie (Pohja) Hautala.

Survivors include his mother Anna Marie Miller of Newberry; siblings James (Peggy) Miller of Newberry, Gayle Miller of McMillan and Patricia Miller of Newberry.

Per request, cremation services were accorded with no public services scheduled.

Condolences may be expressed at www.beaulieufuneralhome.com.

Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.