Information for Harold LeRoy Miles
24 April, 1921 20 December, 1985
From The Idaho Press Tribune
December, 1985

Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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HOMEPAGE

H.L. Miles

    Services for H.L. "Roy" Miles, 64, of Caldwell, who died Friday, Dec. 20, of natural causes at his home, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Second Ward Chapel, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1/2 mile north of Highway 44 on old Highway 30, Caldwell.  Bishop Richard H. Priest will officiate.  Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell, with military rites by the Marine Corps Re-serve of Boise.
    Mr. Miles was born April 24, 1921, in Blackfoot, a son of Lorenzo and Pearl Miles.  He was reared in Blackfoot and Tyhee and attended schools in Pocatello.  He joined the United States Marine Corps at the beginning of World War II and served with the 8th Marines in several major campaigns in the South Pacific.  He received the Purple Heart and was decorated with the Bronze Star for bravery while in battle.  He married Ermadean Taylor on Dec. 12, 1944, in Preston and their marriage was later solemnized at the Salt Lake City Temple.  They lived in San Francisco, Calif., until he was discharged from the Marines in 1946.  They returned to the Tyhee area where he farmed with his father and worked for McMinn's Dairy.  During this time he earned his private pilot's license and from that time on dearly loved airplanes and flying.  In 1951 the family moved to the Boise Valley where he farmed in the Melba, Kuna and Notus areas until 1964, when he went to work for Flight Service of Caldwell as an agricultural chemical consultant.  He retired in 1982.  He loved to hunt in Owyhee county with his sons.  
    He was a member of the Caldwell Second Ward, LDS Church and served as a high priest and also in the genealogical name extraction program.
    He is survived by his wife of Caldwell; two sons, Bob Miles of Boise and Tom Miles of Caldwell; a daughter, Patti Nancolas of Caldwell; two brothers, Merthan Miles of Pocatello and Fred Miles of Nampa; two sisters, Opal Ward and Evelyn Stuart, both of Pocatello; nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.
    Friends may call today from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel of Caldwell.

  


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