The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

February 23, 2013

Harold Francis Miller

Published 2-23-13


Enid News and Eagle

HUTCHINSON, KS — Harold Francis Miller, 94, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at Hospice of Reno County, Hutchinson, Kan. He was born April 8, 1918, in Nash, Okla., to Francis Marion Miller and Mabel Hall Miller.

His first eight years of schooling were in a one-room schoolhouse at Lakeview School, east of Vining Community Church.

He finished high school in Jet, Okla.

He married Velma May Caywood July 26, 1943, in Victoria, Texas. They had been married 68 years at her death on Jan. 7, 2011.

He was an Army Air Force veteran, serving during World War II in Italy.

He was active in his community, serving on committees and boards of Vining Community Church, Nescatunga Fire Department, Jet Rural Telephone Co., and Oklahoma Turkey Processing Plant.

Harold worked 38 years for the Great Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge and was honored with a special dedication of “The Harold F. Miller Auto Tour,” which highlights points of interest along a road through the Refuge.

Survivors include: son, Frank Miller and wife Debbie of Stillwater; daughters, Connie and Dick Currie of Hutchinson, Kan., and Judy and John Poovey of Loveland, Colo.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Ella Blanche Stark of Midland, Mich.; and many favored nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by wife, Velma; son, Michael Jim Miller; brothers, Russell and Wallace Miller; and sisters, Edith Kealiher and Minta Mae Monroe.

Graveside service is 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, in Pleasant View Cemetery, Jet, with military honors by Vance AFB Honor Guard. Arrangements by Goodwin Funeral Home, Cherokee.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made through the funeral home to Vining Community Church, Nescatunga Fire Department or the charity of donor’s choice.

(Submitted by family)