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
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
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
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
county with his sons.
He was a member of the Caldwell Second Ward, LDS
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
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.