LAUREL — We thank God for the gift of our father and grandfather, John F. Miller. He was an amazing blessing to each of us. On July 19, 2013, John entered eternity to be with Jesus.
John was one of nine children born to Fred and Emilie (Roth) Miller on Sept 9, 1922, in Lovell, Wyo. His early childhood was in Lovell before they moved to the Billings area. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Army. He was wounded in action in Europe and awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart. John married Rosalie Carpenter, the love of his life, in Park City in 1950. They celebrated nearly 55 anniversaries. John was co-owner of Schessler-Miller Ready Mix in Laurel before retiring in 1991.
John was preceded in death by his wife Rosalie, and siblings, Emil, Katie, Will, Teddy, Hermina, Emily, Selma and Betty. He is survived by his daughters Beverly (Kim) Woodward of California and Bonnie (Gerry) Ready of Laurel; grandchildren, Brandon, Kristin (Josh), Heather, Tyler, Tiffany (Myles); brother-in-law Phil Carpenter, sisters-in-law Dorothy Archey and Irene Carpenter, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
His legacy includes his respect for hard work, appreciation of humor and laughter and an enduring love and loyalty for his family.
A memorial service celebrating John’s life will be on Monday, Aug. 5, at 1 p.m. at New Life Foursquare Church in Laurel.