Benjamin Eugene Miller, 58, of 1410 W. Flamingo, Nampa, who
died Sunday, May 8, at a Boise hospital of natural causes,
will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Alsip Funeral
Chapel, Nampa, with Meridian Lodge 47, A.F.&A.M.
Interment will follow at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
He was born
April 25, 1925, at Weatherford, Tex.,
to William and Virgie Miller.
He was reared and
educated in Shawnee, Okla., and Jay,
In 1940, he moved to Pocatello. He
entered the U.S. Navy on July 20, 1943 and served during
WWII. He was
honorably discharged on April 22, 1946, and returned to
where he started his apprenticeship in sheet metal.
He married Julia
A. Smart on Sept. 27, 1969, in
Elko, Nev. He
had worked for Rutledge Brothers Sheet Metal in Boise and later for Idaho Sheet Metal for many
years. They lived in
Burley, Alaska and Oregon and
later moved to the Tri-Cities area in
He retired and
moved to Nampa in October of 1982 and had resided in Nampa since.
He was a member of
Church, Meridian Lodge 47 A.F.&A.M.,
the Loyal Order of Moose in Richland,
Wash., and a member of Local 242 Sheet Metal
Workers in Richland.
He is survived by
his wife of Nampa, two daughters, Joyce Hochstetler, Nampa,
and Patricia Burden, Bremerton, Wash.; two sons, Bruce
Miller of Napa, Calif., and Clyde Miller of Middleton; four
step-daughters, Betty King of Middleton, Pat Jenkins Cronk,
Cheryl Sanderson and Kathy Holcomb, all of Nampa; two
stepsons, Douglas Smart, Nampa, and Bill Goldsberry, Butte,
Mont.; two brothers, Lonnie Miller, Boise, and William
Miller, Eagle River, Alaska; and 17 grandchildren.
He was preceded
in death by his parents, and one brother, James C. Miller.