Rocky Mountian Obituaries
October 15, 2007
, age 81, of Fleming, Colo., died Sept. 26, 2007, of natural causes on his ranch, doing what he loved to do.
He was born on the family ranch near Crook, Colo., on March 25, 1926, to Roland W. and Victoria Rae (Harn) Stull. He attended school in Crook.
On Sept. 21, 1946, he married Fannie Louise Dorman. They filled their home with four children: Sharon, Dick Jr., Billie Jeanne and Shannon.
Dick loved the cowboy life and worked for local cattle feeders and ranchers in his youth. After riding the train to Brush, entering the rodeo and filling every pocket he had with prize money, Dick was hooked. Rodeo would become his sport of choice.
In the 50s, Dick moved his family to a wheat farm south of Potter, Neb. However, wheat farming was only an occupation ” livestock and rodeo were his passions. He moved to Wray in 1969, working for Ceres Land Co. as livestock manager. In the mid-’70s, he moved to a ranch in northeastern Wyoming before settling on a ranch west of Fleming. Dick strived to raise quality beef, always remembering to take extra care of the land.
Dick traveled all over the U.S. rodeoing, competing in bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, and steer wrestling. He was a fierce competitor and true all-around cowboy. He was a charter member of the Turtles, later named the Rodeo Cowboys Association, and known today as the Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association, in which he holds a Gold Card membership.
Dick, fondly called “Trail Boss,” loved life and lived his dreams. He was a man of few words and much wisdom. His family was his number one priority and he always made sure they were taken care of. He faced adversity sitting tall in the saddle. Losing his wife Fannie in 1982 to cancer at the age of 55 allowed him to be a positive encouragement to his family and friends.
On May 14, 1987, Dick married Joanie, a beautiful lady who loves the outdoor and possesses a gift with horses. Together they worked and rode side by side, living a life many only dream of.
Dick was always ready and willing to give his fellow man a hand up. With his quiet, gentle spirit, he had a way of making people see the positive and feel good.
Dick is survived by his wife, Joan; children Sharon and husband Jerry Clark of Imperial, Neb.; Dick Jr. “DJ” Stull and wife Laura of Gillette, Wyo.; and Shannon and husband Jim Korrey of Iliff, Colo.; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother, Howard Stull and wife Joan of Arizona; sister Betty Mason and husband Bernie of Sterling, Colo., and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services were held on Oct. 1.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Dick Stull Memorial Rodeo Scholarship.
, age 56, died at his home in Littleton, Colo., on Sept. 17, 2007, following a long illness.
He was born Dec. 6, 1951, in Sand Point, Idaho, to Norman and Betty Miller. His family moved to Colorado in 1957.
Bob married Kathryn Louise Todd on May 23, 1970, in Littleton.
He worked in construction and heavy equipment for several years before getting started in the natural stone business ” marble and granite. He started with a small company doing restoration of stone in buildings like the State Capital, the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Denver’s oldest Catholic Church and has done work as far away as Louisville, Ky., on a 26-story building for the Heinz Holding Company. He did work in Greeley and helped the company doing the Monfort home as well as others. He owned Mile High Marble & Granite Inc. in Littleton, and the Cherry Creek Stone Works LTD in Englewood.
Bob’s hobbies were collecting antique (John Deere) farm tractors and attending tractor shows in Colorado and surrounding states and if there was a little time left, some fishing with his Dad. He participated in tractor pulls with his wife, Kathy.
Surviving are his wife, Kathy Miller, of Littleton; sons Mr. Glenn M. Miller and Davi
d G. Miller both of Littleton; grandson Ruben and granddaughter Alysna; parents Norman and Betty Miller of Littleton; brother Steven and wife Jane Miller of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; sisters Cheryl & husband Dennis Fendrich of Greeley, Colo., and Lori A. Miller of Englewood, Colo.; brother-in-law Bob Griffis of North Platte, Neb., and his dog Maddie.
He was preceded in death by sisters Meridith Lynn Miller and Connie Jean Miller and a brother Marvin; his grandparents, 2 uncles and 2 cousins.
Memorial services have been held. Memorial gifts may be made to the Bob Miller Memorial fund in care of Bullock Mortuaries 1375 E. Hampden Ave,. Englewood, Colo., 80113.