Lloyd James Miller left us on Saturday Jan. 4, 2014. He was born in Neeley, ID, just outside of American Falls, on Jan. 16, 1933, to his father Ancil and mother Wilma Miller. Lloyd and his twin, Floyd, were two of 13 to make up the family. Lloyd grew up in Rockland and American Falls areas. After completing eighth grade, he worked on local farms until he joined the Air Force and served four years during the Korean War. He then returned and married Lorraine Rytting. She had three children whom Lloyd loved as his own: Christine, Linda and Kim.
A few years later they had three children of their own: Doug (Laura) of Pocatello, Lori (Mike) of Challis, and Korey (Shawna) of Pocatello, and ten grandchildren. Lloyd also had a second wife, Hazel, who again accepted more step-children and enjoyed his many grandchildren and great grandchildren from all three families. Lloyd worked for Simplot for over thirty years before retiring. Lloyd enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports. He also enjoyed working with his brothers in tree removal and he enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing and his old time music over his 80 years of life.
Lloyd grew up with 12 brothers and sisters, two of which preceded him in death, Fern (Andy Workman) and Earl Miller. Lloyd is survived by siblings: Vernon (Elaine) of American Falls; Betty of American Falls; Lois of American Falls; Floyd (Renee) of American Falls; Martha (Jerry) of Lincoln, MT; Remo (Ray) of California; Laura Mae (Blaine) of Montana; Lester of American Falls; Norene of American Falls; and Charlie (Bonadyn) of American Falls.
A viewing will be held on Wednesday Jan. 8, at Davis-Rose Mortuary in American Falls from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The service will be held at American Falls Community Church, 745 Bennett Ave., on Jan. 9 at 1 p.m., with a viewing from 12 to 1 p.m. Interment will be in the Falls View Cemetery in American Falls with military honors by the Idaho Honor Guard and the American Legion, Roland Evans Post No. 3.
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