May 21, 2014 - StaffRobert James "Bob" "Cowboy Angel" Miller, of Arapahoe, died Monday, May 19, 2014, at his home. He was 61 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 23, at his home, 427 Left Hand Spur Road in Arapahoe. Interment will follow at Miller Family Cemetery. A wake will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 22, at the family home.
Robert James Miller was born Sept. 26, 1952, in Fort Washakie, the son of Lawrence Warren and Nancy Viola (Snyder) Miller. His Indian name was Medicine Bird.
He lived in Fremont County for most of his life and graduated from Riverton High School.
He worked as a cowboy/rancher, an emergency medical technician in South Dakota, a police officer in Rosebud, S.D., and was a horseback security guard on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
On Sept. 26, 2012, he married Shasta V. Wallowingbull in Lander. His family said he and his wife were constant companions who worked side by side and enjoyed traveling, hunting and doing many other activities together.
He was a member of the Episcopal and Traditional churches.
His family said he enjoyed collecting antiques, riding horses, team roping and bull riding, and he was an excellent artist who liked to hang out with his many friends and family, including his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Shasta; daughters Sheila Rose Miller, Cheryl Lynn Miller-Woody (Art Woody) of Flagstaff, Ariz., Teri Lynn Miller (Lawrence Bell), Nora Lynn Miller, April Grace Miller, Bobbi Jean Miller and Shanna Moore of Rosebud, S.D.; adopted son Josh Miller; brother Ben Miller Sr.; sisters Marilyn Monroe and Carolyn Miller Longwalker; nieces Nancy Miller, Maggie Miller, Dawn Gambler, Krystal Miller and Tova Miller; nephews Benny Miller (Andrea), Jerel Kohler and Bluestone Jenkins; grandchildren Josh Miller, Mykle Miller, Patrick Miller, Antonio Miller, Jade Bell, Montana TalksDifferent, Alvin TalksDifferent, Krysandralyn Padilla, Precious TalksDifferent, Nellie RedCloud, Sierrah Spang, Sheldon Miller, Chelsey Miller, Sterlyn Buffalomeat, Anthony Buffalomeat, Missy Buffalomeat, Mallory Shakespeare, Tori Miller, Janae Crispin, Yomni Miller, Pearl Miller, Fira Miller, Ices Shakespeare, Brock Bearing, Alondra Estradan and Nizhoni RedBear; and great-grandchildren Marvea Buffalomeat and Quincy Miller.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Buddy Miller; daughter Jamie Miller; grandson Dakota Red Cloud; granddaughter Cali Rose Wahtomy; and nephew Thomas Monroe.
Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. Online condolences may be left at www.thedavisfuneralhome.com.
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