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“JUST HEARD OF WALT'S PASSING. MY CONDOLENCES TO VI AND HIS FAMILY. WALT WAS ALWAYS SO KIND TO ME AND MY FAMILY. SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: CAROLYN FREY - PUEBLO, COLO

“this was the love of my life. I wil never forget him and some day be in heaven with him again. ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: vi miller - lamar, CO - spouse

“We just heard of your loss. Our Thoughts and Prayers and with you at this time. Sorry we could not be at the memorial service. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Shirley (Miller/Muth) & Don Lacy - CO

“Uncle Walt was always so joyful and ready to do whatever. Ready to lend a helping hand to whomever may need it. Aunt Vi I am praying for you! Love...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Margie Warner - Nikiski, AK

“Uncle Walt always greeted us with the warmest smiles and the biggest hugs. He held a very special place in our hearts and will be greatly missed but...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Marva and Dave Amerine - CO

“To the Miller family-- Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. I have many fond memories of when we were all ...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Linda (Higbee) Koehn - Lamar, CO

“I love you sooo much G'pa & will miss you tons! May you rest in Paradise! ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Heather - Wheat Ridge, CO

“To Vi and the family of Walt Miller From everyone here at the Lamar Community Resource and Senior Center and Prowers Area Transit. Our Thoughts and...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Darren Glover - Lamar, CO

“MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYER TO VI AND ALL HER FAMILY. I ALWAYS LIKED WALT TO MUCH. MY BEST TO ALL OF YOU. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: CAROLYN FREY - PUEBLO, CO


Walter L. Miller was born on October 4, 1932 in Rocky Ford, CO to John and Mary (Lindt) Miller. He passed away on January 17, 2013 at Loma Linda VA Hospital in Loma Linda, CA at the age of 80.
Walter served in the Army from February 11, 1953 until January 21, 1955. He farmed and worked for Neoplan as well as owning Walt's Heating and Air Conditioning business and the Sewing Basket with his wife, Viola. In 1994 he and Viola started his favorite "business" of RVing. He enjoyed pitchin' horseshoes, bowling, shooting pool, fishing, and woodworking.
Walter is survived by his wife, Viola (Appel) Miller of the home; four children, Cathy Turley and husband John of Briggsdale, CO, Larry Miller of Pueblo, CO, Curtis Miller of Lamar, CO, Pam Knespel of LaSalle, CO; sisters, Elsie Bever of North Bend, OR, Mildred Tyree of Auburn, WA, Barbara Wilson and husband J.D. of Sheridan Lake, CO, Rose Satterfield of Collbran, CO; sisters-in-law, Bonnie Miller of Lamar, CO, Ila Fern Miller of La Junta, CO; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and a host of friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Dorothy Johnson; three brothers, George Elmer Miller, Donell Miller, Johnny Miller; son-in-law, Joe Knespel; and brothers-in-law, Bill Tyree, Bob Johnson, and Harry Satterfield.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Grace Lutheran Church in care of Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 950, Lamar, CO, 81052.