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February 10, 2009 4:06 am

Gwendolyn Miller

Written by Tribune Staff

(Aug. 16, 1922 - Feb. 7, 2009)

Gwendolyn Miller, 86, died on Feb. 7, with her family by her side.

Gwen was born Aug. 16, 1922, in Byron, the daughter of Kirk and Pearl Sessions. Her family consisted of three brothers, Don, Vernon, and Corman, and her best friend and sister, Eileen.

She married Carl Miller on Oct. 19, 1939, in Red Lodge. Carl and Gwen were the parents of five children: Clay (Dianne) of Powell; Carleen (Dick) Kattenhorn of Lafayette, Colo.; Rick (Dorothy) of Littleton, Colo.; Pearl Ann (Keith) Lewis of Orem, Utah; and Myrna (Todd) Welch of Colorado Springs, Colo.

They made their home in Powell, farming on the Willwood until they moved to town, where Gwen worked for 19 years in food service for the Powell elementary schools. She was an active member in many community organizations.

She had 19 grandchildren and 47 great-grandchildren.

Gwen was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Don and Corman, husband Carl, and eldest son Clay.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Avenue E in Powell. Burial will be in the Crown Hill Cemetery under the direction of Thompson's Funeral Home.