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, 80, lifetime resident and cattle rancher of Gunnison, Colo., died June 10, 2006, at his home.

He was born on Oct. 30, 1925, to Harry and Velma (Timney) Miller. He graduated from Gunnison High School in 1945.

Harry married Rebha Baker on Nov. 13, 1945, in Ellensburg, Wash. They settled on the ranch and have lived there since. To this union was born three children: Jeanie, Carl and Joyce.

In addition to ranching, Harry was a brand inspector, one of the highlights of his life next to his family. He embraced the challenges his second career brought him, and he loved it when he could resolve a brand issue. He was named Brand Inspector of the Year in 2002.

Harry served as secretary of IOOF Lodge for 43 years. He was a lifetime member of Gunnison Stockgrowers, and was president of the organization from 1972-1974. He served as president of Cattlemen’s Days from 1982 to 1984, and remained on the Cattlemen’s Days board for 50-plus years. He served with the Gunnison Fire Protection District, was a member of Colorado Cattlemen’s Association, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, and was a longtime member of the Elks Lodge in Gunnison.

One of his children’s greatest pleasures is the memory of always sitting down as a family around the dinner table. Having never missed a school activity or a 4-H gathering, his children were taught the importance of supporting each other, and family unity. After working a long, hard week, Harry always put aside Sundays as a time to have family gatherings and spend time with friends.

Harry is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Rebha; his three children: Jeanie Miller of Salida, Colo., Carl and wife Diane Miller, and Joyce and husband Gary Gray, all of Gunnison; four grandchildren: Kayedeane and Jerrod Samber of Sterling, Colo., Shanan and Kory Kessinger of Akron, Colo., Melinda and Clint McDonough of Montrose, Colo., and Wylie and Jessica Gray of Olathe, Colo.; and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his youngest brother, Eldon Miller of Grand Junction, Colo.; sisters-in-law Regina Miller of Gunnison, and Ethel Miller of Ignacio, Colo.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be sent in Harry’s memory to Gunnison Mountain Home Health, or the Harry Miller Memorial Fund in care of Gunnison Community Bank.

, 80, lifetime resident and cattle rancher of Gunnison, Colo., died June 10, 2006, at his home.

He was born on Oct. 30, 1925, to Harry and Velma (Timney) Miller. He graduated from Gunnison High School in 1945.

Harry married Rebha Baker on Nov. 13, 1945, in Ellensburg, Wash. They settled on the ranch and have lived there since. To this union was born three children: Jeanie, Carl and Joyce.

In addition to ranching, Harry was a brand inspector, one of the highlights of his life next to his family. He embraced the challenges his second career brought him, and he loved it when he could resolve a brand issue. He was named Brand Inspector of the Year in 2002.

Harry served as secretary of IOOF Lodge for 43 years. He was a lifetime member of Gunnison Stockgrowers, and was president of the organization from 1972-1974. He served as president of Cattlemen’s Days from 1982 to 1984, and remained on the Cattlemen’s Days board for 50-plus years. He served with the Gunnison Fire Protection District, was a member of Colorado Cattlemen’s Association, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, and was a longtime member of the Elks Lodge in Gunnison.

One of his children’s greatest pleasures is the memory of always sitting down as a family around the dinner table. Having never missed a school activity or a 4-H gathering, his children were taught the importance of supporting each other, and family unity. After working a long, hard week, Harry always put aside Sundays as a time to have family gatherings and spend time with friends.

Harry is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Rebha; his three children: Jeanie Miller of Salida, Colo., Carl and wife Diane Miller, and Joyce and husband Gary Gray, all of Gunnison; four grandchildren: Kayedeane and Jerrod Samber of Sterling, Colo., Shanan and Kory Kessinger of Akron, Colo., Melinda and Clint McDonough of Montrose, Colo., and Wylie and Jessica Gray of Olathe, Colo.; and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his youngest brother, Eldon Miller of Grand Junction, Colo.; sisters-in-law Regina Miller of Gunnison, and Ethel Miller of Ignacio, Colo.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be sent in Harry’s memory to Gunnison Mountain Home Health, or the Harry Miller Memorial Fund in care of Gunnison Community Bank.

, 80, lifetime resident and cattle rancher of Gunnison, Colo., died June 10, 2006, at his home.

He was born on Oct. 30, 1925, to Harry and Velma (Timney) Miller. He graduated from Gunnison High School in 1945.

Harry married Rebha Baker on Nov. 13, 1945, in Ellensburg, Wash. They settled on the ranch and have lived there since. To this union was born three children: Jeanie, Carl and Joyce.

In addition to ranching, Harry was a brand inspector, one of the highlights of his life next to his family. He embraced the challenges his second career brought him, and he loved it when he could resolve a brand issue. He was named Brand Inspector of the Year in 2002.

Harry served as secretary of IOOF Lodge for 43 years. He was a lifetime member of Gunnison Stockgrowers, and was president of the organization from 1972-1974. He served as president of Cattlemen’s Days from 1982 to 1984, and remained on the Cattlemen’s Days board for 50-plus years. He served with the Gunnison Fire Protection District, was a member of Colorado Cattlemen’s Association, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, and was a longtime member of the Elks Lodge in Gunnison.

One of his children’s greatest pleasures is the memory of always sitting down as a family around the dinner table. Having never missed a school activity or a 4-H gathering, his children were taught the importance of supporting each other, and family unity. After working a long, hard week, Harry always put aside Sundays as a time to have family gatherings and spend time with friends.

Harry is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Rebha; his three children: Jeanie Miller of Salida, Colo., Carl and wife Diane Miller, and Joyce and husband Gary Gray, all of Gunnison; four grandchildren: Kayedeane and Jerrod Samber of Sterling, Colo., Shanan and Kory Kessinger of Akron, Colo., Melinda and Clint McDonough of Montrose, Colo., and Wylie and Jessica Gray of Olathe, Colo.; and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his youngest brother, Eldon Miller of Grand Junction, Colo.; sisters-in-law Regina Miller of Gunnison, and Ethel Miller of Ignacio, Colo.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be sent in Harry’s memory to Gunnison Mountain Home Health, or the Harry Miller Memorial Fund in care of Gunnison Community Bank.

, 80, lifetime resident and cattle rancher of Gunnison, Colo., died June 10, 2006, at his home.

He was born on Oct. 30, 1925, to Harry and Velma (Timney) Miller. He graduated from Gunnison High School in 1945.

Harry married Rebha Baker on Nov. 13, 1945, in Ellensburg, Wash. They settled on the ranch and have lived there since. To this union was born three children: Jeanie, Carl and Joyce.

In addition to ranching, Harry was a brand inspector, one of the highlights of his life next to his family. He embraced the challenges his second career brought him, and he loved it when he could resolve a brand issue. He was named Brand Inspector of the Year in 2002.

Harry served as secretary of IOOF Lodge for 43 years. He was a lifetime member of Gunnison Stockgrowers, and was president of the organization from 1972-1974. He served as president of Cattlemen’s Days from 1982 to 1984, and remained on the Cattlemen’s Days board for 50-plus years. He served with the Gunnison Fire Protection District, was a member of Colorado Cattlemen’s Association, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, and was a longtime member of the Elks Lodge in Gunnison.

One of his children’s greatest pleasures is the memory of always sitting down as a family around the dinner table. Having never missed a school activity or a 4-H gathering, his children were taught the importance of supporting each other, and family unity. After working a long, hard week, Harry always put aside Sundays as a time to have family gatherings and spend time with friends.

Harry is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Rebha; his three children: Jeanie Miller of Salida, Colo., Carl and wife Diane Miller, and Joyce and husband Gary Gray, all of Gunnison; four grandchildren: Kayedeane and Jerrod Samber of Sterling, Colo., Shanan and Kory Kessinger of Akron, Colo., Melinda and Clint McDonough of Montrose, Colo., and Wylie and Jessica Gray of Olathe, Colo.; and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his youngest brother, Eldon Miller of Grand Junction, Colo.; sisters-in-law Regina Miller of Gunnison, and Ethel Miller of Ignacio, Colo.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be sent in Harry’s memory to Gunnison Mountain Home Health, or the Harry Miller Memorial Fund in care of Gunnison Community Bank.


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