Carl J. Miller


(Apr. 10, 2010)

Carl J. Miller died April 10, 2010, at Powell Valley Hospital.

He was born July 4, 1923, in Linneus, Mo., to Carl Benjamin and Blanche (Brocaille) Miller. He was the fourth of 11 children growing up in Genoa, Colo., during the Depression. After school, Carl enlisted in the Navy, serving in the Pacific Theatre.

After WWII Carl traveled to Wyoming to visit his older brother, Tom, and his wife in Cody. He met Ileana Mae Baston, and they were married on May 25, 1946, in Billings, Mont.

They lived in Cody before Marathon Oil transferred him to the Powell office. Carl retired after 40 years with the Marathon Oil Pipeline Division.

An avid outdoorsman, he loved fishing, hunting, camping with his family and watching his grandchildren play sports around the state. He guided for many years, then, after retiring, Carl and Ileana became snowbirds, traveling around Arizona and Nevada with their fifth-wheel trailer. They were members of the Polecat Ramblers and the Shoshone Rock Club.

Carl is survived by three daughters, Janet Rottman (Tom) of Laramie, Julie Skaggs (John) of Powell and Jerri Iverson of Laramie; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren: Jennifer Koslowsky (Tim) and their children Kaleb, Joshua, and David of Casper; Jamie Sumers and her children Alex, Cheyenne and Cody of Laramie; Janelle Rauterkus (Brett) and their child Avery of Spearfish, S.D.; Heather Iverson of Sidney, Neb.; Sgt. Dustin Iverson of Fort Bragg, N.C.; Daniel Iverson of Laramie; and Kimberly Bohannon (Zachary) and their child Jacob of Fort Polk, La. He is also survived by four sisters and two brothers.

Carl was preceded in death by his wife, Ileana; son Jim; two sisters; two brothers; and his parents.

Graveside services will be Friday, April 16 at 2 p.m. at Crown Hill Cemetary.

Thompson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.