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Rocky Mountain Obituaries 9-5-11

Charles Peter Miller, 90, of Ft. Collins, Colo., passed away August 15, 2011.

He was born May 24, 1921 to Eva H. Zoellner Miller and Jacob Alonzo Miller in Gunnison, Colo. and grew up there. His family had ranches and a slaughterhouse with a meat market.

After graduating from Gunnison High School in the spring of 1939, Chuck worked for the Taylor Park Cattle Company and saved $75.00, which was tuition at that time for the Aggies (Colorado A&M) and came to college that fall in Fort Collins. He studied a semester but then took a job with the Painter Ranch in Roggen, Colo. on the cowboy crew until returning to Fort Collins for school in the fall of 1941.

When WWII broke out, he served in the US Army veterinary corps in Wilmington, North Carolina, discharged December 23, 1945. He returned to school with the GI Bill so his tuition was paid with room and board included. He was a student leader on campus and the president of the rodeo club at Colorado A&M, where he graduated with a degree in Animal Husbandry in 1948. Working again at the Painter Ranch, known as the Flowin’ M Cattle Co., he was tending cattle during the great blizzard in 1949.

He married Alice L. Colburn in 1950 and had two sons, Jeffrey in 1951 and Daniel in 1953. In 1955, he started a dairy on north Taft hill road and was able to purchase a small farm on Hwy. 287, near La Porte, Colo. Alice passed away in 1961.

In 1963 he moved to Buckeye, Colo., and married Judy Oyster in 1964, daughter Molly was born in 1965. Chuck pursued his life’s dream of having his own cow-calf operation and an outstanding ribbon-winning herd of registered American Quarter Horses. He also brought his dairy cows home and continued to build a successful dairy operation. He won many championships with his Angus and Longhorn cattle, including Grand Champion at the National Western Stock Show. He was a decent saddle bronc rider and a fine calf roper who liked to try to rope just about everything off his horse, including cattle, pronghorn, coyotes and once, successfully, a bobcat. He also survived a lightning strike on his ranch in 1999.

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He was one of the first ranchers in the Buckeye area to place a series of conservation easements on his land, beginning in 2001, preserving it from development into perpetuity. The Chuck Miller Ranch, along with several neighboring ranches and public lands together now constitute a foothills corridor of more than 50,000 acres of conserved open space on the last remaining ranchland and open land in Northern Colorado.

Interment was at Grandview Cemetery.

Always providing for his family, he left his life’s dream of a ranch and his top-quality Angus cattle herd to his three children. They are hosting a celebration of his life on September 24 at the Chuck Miller Ranch. Please email Dan Miller ChuckMillerRanch@gmail.com for more details if you would like to come.

Charles Peter Miller, 90, of Ft. Collins, Colo., passed away August 15, 2011.

He was born May 24, 1921 to Eva H. Zoellner Miller and Jacob Alonzo Miller in Gunnison, Colo. and grew up there. His family had ranches and a slaughterhouse with a meat market.

After graduating from Gunnison High School in the spring of 1939, Chuck worked for the Taylor Park Cattle Company and saved $75.00, which was tuition at that time for the Aggies (Colorado A&M) and came to college that fall in Fort Collins. He studied a semester but then took a job with the Painter Ranch in Roggen, Colo. on the cowboy crew until returning to Fort Collins for school in the fall of 1941.

When WWII broke out, he served in the US Army veterinary corps in Wilmington, North Carolina, discharged December 23, 1945. He returned to school with the GI Bill so his tuition was paid with room and board included. He was a student leader on campus and the president of the rodeo club at Colorado A&M, where he graduated with a degree in Animal Husbandry in 1948. Working again at the Painter Ranch, known as the Flowin’ M Cattle Co., he was tending cattle during the great blizzard in 1949.

He married Alice L. Colburn in 1950 and had two sons, Jeffrey in 1951 and Daniel in 1953. In 1955, he started a dairy on north Taft hill road and was able to purchase a small farm on Hwy. 287, near La Porte, Colo. Alice passed away in 1961.

In 1963 he moved to Buckeye, Colo., and married Judy Oyster in 1964, daughter Molly was born in 1965. Chuck pursued his life’s dream of having his own cow-calf operation and an outstanding ribbon-winning herd of registered American Quarter Horses. He also brought his dairy cows home and continued to build a successful dairy operation. He won many championships with his Angus and Longhorn cattle, including Grand Champion at the National Western Stock Show. He was a decent saddle bronc rider and a fine calf roper who liked to try to rope just about everything off his horse, including cattle, pronghorn, coyotes and once, successfully, a bobcat. He also survived a lightning strike on his ranch in 1999.

He was one of the first ranchers in the Buckeye area to place a series of conservation easements on his land, beginning in 2001, preserving it from development into perpetuity. The Chuck Miller Ranch, along with several neighboring ranches and public lands together now constitute a foothills corridor of more than 50,000 acres of conserved open space on the last remaining ranchland and open land in Northern Colorado.

Interment was at Grandview Cemetery.

Always providing for his family, he left his life’s dream of a ranch and his top-quality Angus cattle herd to his three children. They are hosting a celebration of his life on September 24 at the Chuck Miller Ranch. Please email Dan Miller ChuckMillerRanch@gmail.com for more details if you would like to come.

Charles Peter Miller, 90, of Ft. Collins, Colo., passed away August 15, 2011.

He was born May 24, 1921 to Eva H. Zoellner Miller and Jacob Alonzo Miller in Gunnison, Colo. and grew up there. His family had ranches and a slaughterhouse with a meat market.

After graduating from Gunnison High School in the spring of 1939, Chuck worked for the Taylor Park Cattle Company and saved $75.00, which was tuition at that time for the Aggies (Colorado A&M) and came to college that fall in Fort Collins. He studied a semester but then took a job with the Painter Ranch in Roggen, Colo. on the cowboy crew until returning to Fort Collins for school in the fall of 1941.

When WWII broke out, he served in the US Army veterinary corps in Wilmington, North Carolina, discharged December 23, 1945. He returned to school with the GI Bill so his tuition was paid with room and board included. He was a student leader on campus and the president of the rodeo club at Colorado A&M, where he graduated with a degree in Animal Husbandry in 1948. Working again at the Painter Ranch, known as the Flowin’ M Cattle Co., he was tending cattle during the great blizzard in 1949.

He married Alice L. Colburn in 1950 and had two sons, Jeffrey in 1951 and Daniel in 1953. In 1955, he started a dairy on north Taft hill road and was able to purchase a small farm on Hwy. 287, near La Porte, Colo. Alice passed away in 1961.

In 1963 he moved to Buckeye, Colo., and married Judy Oyster in 1964, daughter Molly was born in 1965. Chuck pursued his life’s dream of having his own cow-calf operation and an outstanding ribbon-winning herd of registered American Quarter Horses. He also brought his dairy cows home and continued to build a successful dairy operation. He won many championships with his Angus and Longhorn cattle, including Grand Champion at the National Western Stock Show. He was a decent saddle bronc rider and a fine calf roper who liked to try to rope just about everything off his horse, including cattle, pronghorn, coyotes and once, successfully, a bobcat. He also survived a lightning strike on his ranch in 1999.

He was one of the first ranchers in the Buckeye area to place a series of conservation easements on his land, beginning in 2001, preserving it from development into perpetuity. The Chuck Miller Ranch, along with several neighboring ranches and public lands together now constitute a foothills corridor of more than 50,000 acres of conserved open space on the last remaining ranchland and open land in Northern Colorado.

Interment was at Grandview Cemetery.

Always providing for his family, he left his life’s dream of a ranch and his top-quality Angus cattle herd to his three children. They are hosting a celebration of his life on September 24 at the Chuck Miller Ranch. Please email Dan Miller ChuckMillerRanch@gmail.com for more details if you would like to come.

Charles Peter Miller, 90, of Ft. Collins, Colo., passed away August 15, 2011.

He was born May 24, 1921 to Eva H. Zoellner Miller and Jacob Alonzo Miller in Gunnison, Colo. and grew up there. His family had ranches and a slaughterhouse with a meat market.

After graduating from Gunnison High School in the spring of 1939, Chuck worked for the Taylor Park Cattle Company and saved $75.00, which was tuition at that time for the Aggies (Colorado A&M) and came to college that fall in Fort Collins. He studied a semester but then took a job with the Painter Ranch in Roggen, Colo. on the cowboy crew until returning to Fort Collins for school in the fall of 1941.

When WWII broke out, he served in the US Army veterinary corps in Wilmington, North Carolina, discharged December 23, 1945. He returned to school with the GI Bill so his tuition was paid with room and board included. He was a student leader on campus and the president of the rodeo club at Colorado A&M, where he graduated with a degree in Animal Husbandry in 1948. Working again at the Painter Ranch, known as the Flowin’ M Cattle Co., he was tending cattle during the great blizzard in 1949.

He married Alice L. Colburn in 1950 and had two sons, Jeffrey in 1951 and Daniel in 1953. In 1955, he started a dairy on north Taft hill road and was able to purchase a small farm on Hwy. 287, near La Porte, Colo. Alice passed away in 1961.

In 1963 he moved to Buckeye, Colo., and married Judy Oyster in 1964, daughter Molly was born in 1965. Chuck pursued his life’s dream of having his own cow-calf operation and an outstanding ribbon-winning herd of registered American Quarter Horses. He also brought his dairy cows home and continued to build a successful dairy operation. He won many championships with his Angus and Longhorn cattle, including Grand Champion at the National Western Stock Show. He was a decent saddle bronc rider and a fine calf roper who liked to try to rope just about everything off his horse, including cattle, pronghorn, coyotes and once, successfully, a bobcat. He also survived a lightning strike on his ranch in 1999.

He was one of the first ranchers in the Buckeye area to place a series of conservation easements on his land, beginning in 2001, preserving it from development into perpetuity. The Chuck Miller Ranch, along with several neighboring ranches and public lands together now constitute a foothills corridor of more than 50,000 acres of conserved open space on the last remaining ranchland and open land in Northern Colorado.

Interment was at Grandview Cemetery.

Always providing for his family, he left his life’s dream of a ranch and his top-quality Angus cattle herd to his three children. They are hosting a celebration of his life on September 24 at the Chuck Miller Ranch. Please email Dan Miller ChuckMillerRanch@gmail.com for more details if you would like to come.

Charles Peter Miller, 90, of Ft. Collins, Colo., passed away August 15, 2011.

He was born May 24, 1921 to Eva H. Zoellner Miller and Jacob Alonzo Miller in Gunnison, Colo. and grew up there. His family had ranches and a slaughterhouse with a meat market.

After graduating from Gunnison High School in the spring of 1939, Chuck worked for the Taylor Park Cattle Company and saved $75.00, which was tuition at that time for the Aggies (Colorado A&M) and came to college that fall in Fort Collins. He studied a semester but then took a job with the Painter Ranch in Roggen, Colo. on the cowboy crew until returning to Fort Collins for school in the fall of 1941.

When WWII broke out, he served in the US Army veterinary corps in Wilmington, North Carolina, discharged December 23, 1945. He returned to school with the GI Bill so his tuition was paid with room and board included. He was a student leader on campus and the president of the rodeo club at Colorado A&M, where he graduated with a degree in Animal Husbandry in 1948. Working again at the Painter Ranch, known as the Flowin’ M Cattle Co., he was tending cattle during the great blizzard in 1949.

He married Alice L. Colburn in 1950 and had two sons, Jeffrey in 1951 and Daniel in 1953. In 1955, he started a dairy on north Taft hill road and was able to purchase a small farm on Hwy. 287, near La Porte, Colo. Alice passed away in 1961.

In 1963 he moved to Buckeye, Colo., and married Judy Oyster in 1964, daughter Molly was born in 1965. Chuck pursued his life’s dream of having his own cow-calf operation and an outstanding ribbon-winning herd of registered American Quarter Horses. He also brought his dairy cows home and continued to build a successful dairy operation. He won many championships with his Angus and Longhorn cattle, including Grand Champion at the National Western Stock Show. He was a decent saddle bronc rider and a fine calf roper who liked to try to rope just about everything off his horse, including cattle, pronghorn, coyotes and once, successfully, a bobcat. He also survived a lightning strike on his ranch in 1999.

He was one of the first ranchers in the Buckeye area to place a series of conservation easements on his land, beginning in 2001, preserving it from development into perpetuity. The Chuck Miller Ranch, along with several neighboring ranches and public lands together now constitute a foothills corridor of more than 50,000 acres of conserved open space on the last remaining ranchland and open land in Northern Colorado.

Interment was at Grandview Cemetery.

Always providing for his family, he left his life’s dream of a ranch and his top-quality Angus cattle herd to his three children. They are hosting a celebration of his life on September 24 at the Chuck Miller Ranch. Please email Dan Miller ChuckMillerRanch@gmail.com for more details if you would like to come.

Charles Peter Miller, 90, of Ft. Collins, Colo., passed away August 15, 2011.

He was born May 24, 1921 to Eva H. Zoellner Miller and Jacob Alonzo Miller in Gunnison, Colo. and grew up there. His family had ranches and a slaughterhouse with a meat market.

After graduating from Gunnison High School in the spring of 1939, Chuck worked for the Taylor Park Cattle Company and saved $75.00, which was tuition at that time for the Aggies (Colorado A&M) and came to college that fall in Fort Collins. He studied a semester but then took a job with the Painter Ranch in Roggen, Colo. on the cowboy crew until returning to Fort Collins for school in the fall of 1941.

When WWII broke out, he served in the US Army veterinary corps in Wilmington, North Carolina, discharged December 23, 1945. He returned to school with the GI Bill so his tuition was paid with room and board included. He was a student leader on campus and the president of the rodeo club at Colorado A&M, where he graduated with a degree in Animal Husbandry in 1948. Working again at the Painter Ranch, known as the Flowin’ M Cattle Co., he was tending cattle during the great blizzard in 1949.

He married Alice L. Colburn in 1950 and had two sons, Jeffrey in 1951 and Daniel in 1953. In 1955, he started a dairy on north Taft hill road and was able to purchase a small farm on Hwy. 287, near La Porte, Colo. Alice passed away in 1961.

In 1963 he moved to Buckeye, Colo., and married Judy Oyster in 1964, daughter Molly was born in 1965. Chuck pursued his life’s dream of having his own cow-calf operation and an outstanding ribbon-winning herd of registered American Quarter Horses. He also brought his dairy cows home and continued to build a successful dairy operation. He won many championships with his Angus and Longhorn cattle, including Grand Champion at the National Western Stock Show. He was a decent saddle bronc rider and a fine calf roper who liked to try to rope just about everything off his horse, including cattle, pronghorn, coyotes and once, successfully, a bobcat. He also survived a lightning strike on his ranch in 1999.

He was one of the first ranchers in the Buckeye area to place a series of conservation easements on his land, beginning in 2001, preserving it from development into perpetuity. The Chuck Miller Ranch, along with several neighboring ranches and public lands together now constitute a foothills corridor of more than 50,000 acres of conserved open space on the last remaining ranchland and open land in Northern Colorado.

Interment was at Grandview Cemetery.

Always providing for his family, he left his life’s dream of a ranch and his top-quality Angus cattle herd to his three children. They are hosting a celebration of his life on September 24 at the Chuck Miller Ranch. Please email Dan Miller ChuckMillerRanch@gmail.com for more details if you would like to come.