Wilson Paul Miller, 80, died Jan. 8, 2002.

Wilson was born May 15, 1921, at Maynard Gulch near Hayden, to Sterling P. and Mattie V. (Pankey) Miller. He was raised on Elkhead and attended school there in Craig. He served in the U.S. Army in the 10th Mountain Division during WWII. He married Virginia Alice Leonard April 15, 1947, in Craig. Wilson was a rancher his entire life and thoroughly enjoyed his work and being around his animals. For many years, Wilson was also the manager of Rogers Grain Company. He enjoyed hunting, being a cowboy and most all sports. In addition, he was a devoted father and grandfather. He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and the VFW.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia Miller, of Craig; three daughters, Collen Kettle and husband, Tom, of Montrose; Beth Hulick of Grand Junction and Silvia Norwood and husband, Ray, of Las Vegas; sons, David Miller of Greeley, Bill Miller and wife, Joann, of Hayden and Richard Miller of Craig; 15 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Maxine Updike of Craig, Elizabeth VanDorn of Craig, Lucille VanDorn of Yuma, Ariz. and Elba Long of Calif.; two brothers, Courtney Miller of Missouri and George Miller of Alaska.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Gloria and Jean; and a brother, Robert.

A Mass of Christian Burial was at 1 p.m. Feb. 2, 2002, at St. Michael Church. Interment was at the Craig Cemetery.


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