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Judith Ann Miller, 69, of Kersey, Colo., passed away November 20, 2009 after a 19 month battle with pancreatic cancer.

She was born in Pueblo, Colo., to John and Mildred Geiser into a loving family that consisted of seven brothers. The family lived primarily in southern Colorado ultimately calling LaVeta and the Cuchara Valley home. Judy graduated from LaVeta High School in 1959 and decided that being a teacher was her future career ambition. She came to the Greeley area to attend and graduate from what is now called the University of Northern Colorado. It was at this time that she met a local dairy farmer who ultimately became her first husband Edward Miner.

Ed and Judy were married on June 26, 1965. They rented a small dairy farm in the Loveland area for the first year of their marriage and had their first child, Donna Jean in May 1966. Their time in the “big city” was to be short lived and shortly thereafter purchased a small dairy operation in rural Kersey. It was at this location that they welcomed their second child, John Edward in March 1969. Judy helped with the dairy operations as well as working as a school teacher in the Kersey, Wiggins, and Greeley areas. Due to economic conditions, they had to sell their dairy operation in 1972. Judy’s passion for learning and teaching kept her busy all of her life. In 1979, with Ed and her family she moved to the Greeley area to help Ed take over as the herdsman of Lowell-Paul Farm Dairy.

In 1985 her married life with Ed came to an end and a new chapter began. It was at this time a long-time friend and acquaintance came back into the scene – a local garage mechanic and farmer Henry W. Miller. Judy and Henry were married in Egnar, Colo., on Valentine’s day February 14, 1986. With this union a life of love, laughter, and memories were created. Wherever they might have called home there was always a place to be had at the dinner table and a good game of cards or story telling to be told. Their home finally came to reside in Kersey, Colo. Judy had many different career paths during this time – the continuation as a teacher, and then for the State of Colorado unemployment service in both Denver, Loveland, and Greeley where she ultimately retired. After working full-time she never let time pass her by so during the annual tax season she volunteered in the Greeley area helping individuals file their tax returns. Judy was also involved with the Kersey Senior Center and her Greeley TOPS organization.

She leaves behind a husband who put aside all his needs and concerns to care for her to the very last breath.

She is survived by her husband, Henry W. Miller of Kersey, Colo.; a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Joe Gutierrez of Kersey, Colo., a son and daughter-in-law, John and Barbie Miner of Yuma, Colo., a step-daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Bob Lajuenesse of Denver, Colo., and a step-daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Larry Uhrich of Greeley, Colo.; her mother, Mildred Geiser of LaVeta, Colo., and the Geiser brother/sister-in-laws, Carolyn Geiser of Granbury, Texas, Jim and Leola Geiser of Alamosa, Colo., Jerry and Marie Geiser of Gillette, Wyo., Jack Geiser of Commerce City, Colo., JB and Julie Geiser of Alamosa, Colo., Joe and Angie Geiser of LaVeta, Colo., and Jeff and Nancy Geiser of Portales, N.M.; her grandchildren, Sterling and Logan Gutierrez of Windsor, Colo., James and Jeffrey Miner of Yuma, Colo., Lynn and Angie Lajuenesse of Denver, Colo., and Cindy Miller of Torrington, Wyo.; four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, John V. Geiser and brother John Geiser.

Services were held November 24, 2009 at Saint Peter’s Catholic Church.

Memorial contributions in Judy’s memory may be made to a local charity of your choice and at this holiday season remember all our loved ones still fighting for our country.

Judith Ann Miller, 69, of Kersey, Colo., passed away November 20, 2009 after a 19 month battle with pancreatic cancer.

She was born in Pueblo, Colo., to John and Mildred Geiser into a loving family that consisted of seven brothers. The family lived primarily in southern Colorado ultimately calling LaVeta and the Cuchara Valley home. Judy graduated from LaVeta High School in 1959 and decided that being a teacher was her future career ambition. She came to the Greeley area to attend and graduate from what is now called the University of Northern Colorado. It was at this time that she met a local dairy farmer who ultimately became her first husband Edward Miner.

Ed and Judy were married on June 26, 1965. They rented a small dairy farm in the Loveland area for the first year of their marriage and had their first child, Donna Jean in May 1966. Their time in the “big city” was to be short lived and shortly thereafter purchased a small dairy operation in rural Kersey. It was at this location that they welcomed their second child, John Edward in March 1969. Judy helped with the dairy operations as well as working as a school teacher in the Kersey, Wiggins, and Greeley areas. Due to economic conditions, they had to sell their dairy operation in 1972. Judy’s passion for learning and teaching kept her busy all of her life. In 1979, with Ed and her family she moved to the Greeley area to help Ed take over as the herdsman of Lowell-Paul Farm Dairy.

In 1985 her married life with Ed came to an end and a new chapter began. It was at this time a long-time friend and acquaintance came back into the scene – a local garage mechanic and farmer Henry W. Miller. Judy and Henry were married in Egnar, Colo., on Valentine’s day February 14, 1986. With this union a life of love, laughter, and memories were created. Wherever they might have called home there was always a place to be had at the dinner table and a good game of cards or story telling to be told. Their home finally came to reside in Kersey, Colo. Judy had many different career paths during this time – the continuation as a teacher, and then for the State of Colorado unemployment service in both Denver, Loveland, and Greeley where she ultimately retired. After working full-time she never let time pass her by so during the annual tax season she volunteered in the Greeley area helping individuals file their tax returns. Judy was also involved with the Kersey Senior Center and her Greeley TOPS organization.

She leaves behind a husband who put aside all his needs and concerns to care for her to the very last breath.

She is survived by her husband, Henry W. Miller of Kersey, Colo.; a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Joe Gutierrez of Kersey, Colo., a son and daughter-in-law, John and Barbie Miner of Yuma, Colo., a step-daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Bob Lajuenesse of Denver, Colo., and a step-daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Larry Uhrich of Greeley, Colo.; her mother, Mildred Geiser of LaVeta, Colo., and the Geiser brother/sister-in-laws, Carolyn Geiser of Granbury, Texas, Jim and Leola Geiser of Alamosa, Colo., Jerry and Marie Geiser of Gillette, Wyo., Jack Geiser of Commerce City, Colo., JB and Julie Geiser of Alamosa, Colo., Joe and Angie Geiser of LaVeta, Colo., and Jeff and Nancy Geiser of Portales, N.M.; her grandchildren, Sterling and Logan Gutierrez of Windsor, Colo., James and Jeffrey Miner of Yuma, Colo., Lynn and Angie Lajuenesse of Denver, Colo., and Cindy Miller of Torrington, Wyo.; four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, John V. Geiser and brother John Geiser.

Services were held November 24, 2009 at Saint Peter’s Catholic Church.

Memorial contributions in Judy’s memory may be made to a local charity of your choice and at this holiday season remember all our loved ones still fighting for our country.

Judith Ann Miller, 69, of Kersey, Colo., passed away November 20, 2009 after a 19 month battle with pancreatic cancer.

She was born in Pueblo, Colo., to John and Mildred Geiser into a loving family that consisted of seven brothers. The family lived primarily in southern Colorado ultimately calling LaVeta and the Cuchara Valley home. Judy graduated from LaVeta High School in 1959 and decided that being a teacher was her future career ambition. She came to the Greeley area to attend and graduate from what is now called the University of Northern Colorado. It was at this time that she met a local dairy farmer who ultimately became her first husband Edward Miner.

Ed and Judy were married on June 26, 1965. They rented a small dairy farm in the Loveland area for the first year of their marriage and had their first child, Donna Jean in May 1966. Their time in the “big city” was to be short lived and shortly thereafter purchased a small dairy operation in rural Kersey. It was at this location that they welcomed their second child, John Edward in March 1969. Judy helped with the dairy operations as well as working as a school teacher in the Kersey, Wiggins, and Greeley areas. Due to economic conditions, they had to sell their dairy operation in 1972. Judy’s passion for learning and teaching kept her busy all of her life. In 1979, with Ed and her family she moved to the Greeley area to help Ed take over as the herdsman of Lowell-Paul Farm Dairy.

In 1985 her married life with Ed came to an end and a new chapter began. It was at this time a long-time friend and acquaintance came back into the scene – a local garage mechanic and farmer Henry W. Miller. Judy and Henry were married in Egnar, Colo., on Valentine’s day February 14, 1986. With this union a life of love, laughter, and memories were created. Wherever they might have called home there was always a place to be had at the dinner table and a good game of cards or story telling to be told. Their home finally came to reside in Kersey, Colo. Judy had many different career paths during this time – the continuation as a teacher, and then for the State of Colorado unemployment service in both Denver, Loveland, and Greeley where she ultimately retired. After working full-time she never let time pass her by so during the annual tax season she volunteered in the Greeley area helping individuals file their tax returns. Judy was also involved with the Kersey Senior Center and her Greeley TOPS organization.

She leaves behind a husband who put aside all his needs and concerns to care for her to the very last breath.

She is survived by her husband, Henry W. Miller of Kersey, Colo.; a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Joe Gutierrez of Kersey, Colo., a son and daughter-in-law, John and Barbie Miner of Yuma, Colo., a step-daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Bob Lajuenesse of Denver, Colo., and a step-daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Larry Uhrich of Greeley, Colo.; her mother, Mildred Geiser of LaVeta, Colo., and the Geiser brother/sister-in-laws, Carolyn Geiser of Granbury, Texas, Jim and Leola Geiser of Alamosa, Colo., Jerry and Marie Geiser of Gillette, Wyo., Jack Geiser of Commerce City, Colo., JB and Julie Geiser of Alamosa, Colo., Joe and Angie Geiser of LaVeta, Colo., and Jeff and Nancy Geiser of Portales, N.M.; her grandchildren, Sterling and Logan Gutierrez of Windsor, Colo., James and Jeffrey Miner of Yuma, Colo., Lynn and Angie Lajuenesse of Denver, Colo., and Cindy Miller of Torrington, Wyo.; four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, John V. Geiser and brother John Geiser.

Services were held November 24, 2009 at Saint Peter’s Catholic Church.

Memorial contributions in Judy’s memory may be made to a local charity of your choice and at this holiday season remember all our loved ones still fighting for our country.

Judith Ann Miller, 69, of Kersey, Colo., passed away November 20, 2009 after a 19 month battle with pancreatic cancer.

She was born in Pueblo, Colo., to John and Mildred Geiser into a loving family that consisted of seven brothers. The family lived primarily in southern Colorado ultimately calling LaVeta and the Cuchara Valley home. Judy graduated from LaVeta High School in 1959 and decided that being a teacher was her future career ambition. She came to the Greeley area to attend and graduate from what is now called the University of Northern Colorado. It was at this time that she met a local dairy farmer who ultimately became her first husband Edward Miner.

Ed and Judy were married on June 26, 1965. They rented a small dairy farm in the Loveland area for the first year of their marriage and had their first child, Donna Jean in May 1966. Their time in the “big city” was to be short lived and shortly thereafter purchased a small dairy operation in rural Kersey. It was at this location that they welcomed their second child, John Edward in March 1969. Judy helped with the dairy operations as well as working as a school teacher in the Kersey, Wiggins, and Greeley areas. Due to economic conditions, they had to sell their dairy operation in 1972. Judy’s passion for learning and teaching kept her busy all of her life. In 1979, with Ed and her family she moved to the Greeley area to help Ed take over as the herdsman of Lowell-Paul Farm Dairy.

In 1985 her married life with Ed came to an end and a new chapter began. It was at this time a long-time friend and acquaintance came back into the scene – a local garage mechanic and farmer Henry W. Miller. Judy and Henry were married in Egnar, Colo., on Valentine’s day February 14, 1986. With this union a life of love, laughter, and memories were created. Wherever they might have called home there was always a place to be had at the dinner table and a good game of cards or story telling to be told. Their home finally came to reside in Kersey, Colo. Judy had many different career paths during this time – the continuation as a teacher, and then for the State of Colorado unemployment service in both Denver, Loveland, and Greeley where she ultimately retired. After working full-time she never let time pass her by so during the annual tax season she volunteered in the Greeley area helping individuals file their tax returns. Judy was also involved with the Kersey Senior Center and her Greeley TOPS organization.

She leaves behind a husband who put aside all his needs and concerns to care for her to the very last breath.

She is survived by her husband, Henry W. Miller of Kersey, Colo.; a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Joe Gutierrez of Kersey, Colo., a son and daughter-in-law, John and Barbie Miner of Yuma, Colo., a step-daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Bob Lajuenesse of Denver, Colo., and a step-daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Larry Uhrich of Greeley, Colo.; her mother, Mildred Geiser of LaVeta, Colo., and the Geiser brother/sister-in-laws, Carolyn Geiser of Granbury, Texas, Jim and Leola Geiser of Alamosa, Colo., Jerry and Marie Geiser of Gillette, Wyo., Jack Geiser of Commerce City, Colo., JB and Julie Geiser of Alamosa, Colo., Joe and Angie Geiser of LaVeta, Colo., and Jeff and Nancy Geiser of Portales, N.M.; her grandchildren, Sterling and Logan Gutierrez of Windsor, Colo., James and Jeffrey Miner of Yuma, Colo., Lynn and Angie Lajuenesse of Denver, Colo., and Cindy Miller of Torrington, Wyo.; four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, John V. Geiser and brother John Geiser.

Services were held November 24, 2009 at Saint Peter’s Catholic Church.

Memorial contributions in Judy’s memory may be made to a local charity of your choice and at this holiday season remember all our loved ones still fighting for our country.

Judith Ann Miller, 69, of Kersey, Colo., passed away November 20, 2009 after a 19 month battle with pancreatic cancer.

She was born in Pueblo, Colo., to John and Mildred Geiser into a loving family that consisted of seven brothers. The family lived primarily in southern Colorado ultimately calling LaVeta and the Cuchara Valley home. Judy graduated from LaVeta High School in 1959 and decided that being a teacher was her future career ambition. She came to the Greeley area to attend and graduate from what is now called the University of Northern Colorado. It was at this time that she met a local dairy farmer who ultimately became her first husband Edward Miner.

Ed and Judy were married on June 26, 1965. They rented a small dairy farm in the Loveland area for the first year of their marriage and had their first child, Donna Jean in May 1966. Their time in the “big city” was to be short lived and shortly thereafter purchased a small dairy operation in rural Kersey. It was at this location that they welcomed their second child, John Edward in March 1969. Judy helped with the dairy operations as well as working as a school teacher in the Kersey, Wiggins, and Greeley areas. Due to economic conditions, they had to sell their dairy operation in 1972. Judy’s passion for learning and teaching kept her busy all of her life. In 1979, with Ed and her family she moved to the Greeley area to help Ed take over as the herdsman of Lowell-Paul Farm Dairy.

In 1985 her married life with Ed came to an end and a new chapter began. It was at this time a long-time friend and acquaintance came back into the scene – a local garage mechanic and farmer Henry W. Miller. Judy and Henry were married in Egnar, Colo., on Valentine’s day February 14, 1986. With this union a life of love, laughter, and memories were created. Wherever they might have called home there was always a place to be had at the dinner table and a good game of cards or story telling to be told. Their home finally came to reside in Kersey, Colo. Judy had many different career paths during this time – the continuation as a teacher, and then for the State of Colorado unemployment service in both Denver, Loveland, and Greeley where she ultimately retired. After working full-time she never let time pass her by so during the annual tax season she volunteered in the Greeley area helping individuals file their tax returns. Judy was also involved with the Kersey Senior Center and her Greeley TOPS organization.

She leaves behind a husband who put aside all his needs and concerns to care for her to the very last breath.

She is survived by her husband, Henry W. Miller of Kersey, Colo.; a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Joe Gutierrez of Kersey, Colo., a son and daughter-in-law, John and Barbie Miner of Yuma, Colo., a step-daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Bob Lajuenesse of Denver, Colo., and a step-daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Larry Uhrich of Greeley, Colo.; her mother, Mildred Geiser of LaVeta, Colo., and the Geiser brother/sister-in-laws, Carolyn Geiser of Granbury, Texas, Jim and Leola Geiser of Alamosa, Colo., Jerry and Marie Geiser of Gillette, Wyo., Jack Geiser of Commerce City, Colo., JB and Julie Geiser of Alamosa, Colo., Joe and Angie Geiser of LaVeta, Colo., and Jeff and Nancy Geiser of Portales, N.M.; her grandchildren, Sterling and Logan Gutierrez of Windsor, Colo., James and Jeffrey Miner of Yuma, Colo., Lynn and Angie Lajuenesse of Denver, Colo., and Cindy Miller of Torrington, Wyo.; four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, John V. Geiser and brother John Geiser.

Services were held November 24, 2009 at Saint Peter’s Catholic Church.

Memorial contributions in Judy’s memory may be made to a local charity of your choice and at this holiday season remember all our loved ones still fighting for our country.


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