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Amelia 'Amy' Miller

Jul 16, 2013 - Staff

Amelia "Amy" Miller, formerly of Lander, died Sunday, June 23, 2013. She was 82 years old.

Services were Friday, July 5, at Christ United Methodist Church in Fort Collins, Colo.

Amelia Miller was born Dec. 26, 1930, in Wheatland, the daughter of Claude and Sophie Graefe Miller.

She spent much of her childhood near Lander and graduated from Fremont County Vocational High School as salutatorian in 1948. She received a bachelor's degree in chemistry in 1952 from the University of Denver and worked as a chemist at the Rocky Flats Atomic Energy Plant near Boulder, Colo., for nearly 35 years.

She married the love of her life, Bruce Miller, on Nov. 23, 1957. They enjoyed more than 50 years of marriage, traveling together all over the world and camping throughout the United States.

Mrs. Miller was an active member of Methodist churches in Edgewater, Colo., and Fort Collins, Colo., and was a recipient of the Valiant Award from Church Women United.

As a true conservationist and a sincere lover of nature, she was a lifelong member of the Isaak Walton League, where she held many offices at both the state and national levels.

She is survived by her stepsons, Ric Miller and his wife Sally and Ed Miller and his wife Kris; grandsons Nate and his wife Cathy, Andy and his wife Nikki and Matt and his wife Lindsey; three great-grandchildren; sister Helen; nieces Carol and Debbie; and nephew Glen.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Bruce; and stepson Ronald.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Isaak Walton League of America (700 Conservation Lane, Gaithersburg, MD 20878), Christ United Methodist Church (301 E. Drake Road, Fort Collins, CO 80525) or the charity of the donor's choice.

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