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Ray Miller Obituary

Boise, Idaho, United States

September 25, 1933 - August 06, 2010

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Ray null Miller obituary

Ray Miller Obituary

Sep 25, 1933 - Aug 06, 2010

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Ray Anderson Miller passed away August 6, 2010 at home, surrounded by his family at the young age of 76. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. A visitation for family and friends will be held Friday, August 13, 2010 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Relyea Funeral Chapel. A private family grave side service will be held Saturday morning on August 14, 2010. A reception for family and friends will be held on Saturday afternoon, August 14th at Crane Creek Country Club from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Ray was born on September 25, 1933 in Boise, ID to Harvey and Esther Miller and grew up on the family farm with his brother Marvin. He graduated from Meridian High School in 1951. He attended Boise Junior College, and graduated in 1953. Ray went on to further his studies at the University of Idaho where he joined the Delta Sigma Fraternity. He met his wife Bobbie at a dance, where they discovered a common interest in bridge and were soon engaged. Ray graduated from the U of I in 1955 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry. He started his 38 year long career with the Idaho Department of Lands in September. Ray and Bobbie were married in 1956, when he also enlisted in the U.S. Army, Military Intelligence, stationed in Missoula, MT. He was honorably discharged in 1959. Afterwards, he and Bobbie moved back to Boise and Ray continued his forestry career with the state. Much of Ray's career was spent in the field and at the "Log Cabin" where his work eventually went to computer tech and aerial photography interpretation. Ray ended his forestry career as Chief of Technical Services. In 1992, Ray became the first Idahoan to win the national John Wesley Powell Award for Achievement in State and Local Government. When not working and raising his four girls, Ray continued to perfect his lifelong pursuits/joys/interests of golf, trapshooting and bridge. He was an active member of the Boise Gun Club and together with Bobbie traveled the West to many trapshooting tournaments. He often returned with a trophy including a class A championship in 1997. He was active in the Shoshone, Hi-Yu and Pacific Trapshooting fraternities and was president of the ISTA, SRTA, and the PITA. He also enjoyed golf with his Dewsweeper pals and sharing the game with his grandsons. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Bobbie; his children Sheila Miller and her husband Wally Orzepowski, Leslie and her husband Brett Porter, Marianne and her husband Scott Taylor, and Allison Rohnert; grandchildren Brandon and Aric Taylor, Alex and Harry Rohnert, Laura Miller and Sophia Orzepowski, and Ian and Adam Porter. Ray was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Marvin, and a son-in-law. Ray's family would appreciate any donations be made in his name to a favorite charity. Services are under the direction of Relyea Funeral Chapel. www.relyeafuneralchapel.com
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