(Feb. 25, 2007)Memorial services will be held today (Thursday) at 10:30 a.m. at the Park County Fairgrounds for Carnie Dale Miller, 69, who died Sunday, Feb. 25 at his home outside Powell. He suffered for many years with COPD.
He was born April 7, 1937, in Cowley, the son of Fred and Ruth (Spomer) Miller, and graduated from Cowley High School in 1955.
Following graduation, he farmed for a year and then entered the oilfield, working for Moab Drilling Company and Maddox Well Service. He joined BJ Hughes in 1958 and worked for them for 27 years.
In 1986, Carnie and Greg Lynch established Northstate Corporation, an oilfield construction services company in Powell. He loved the oilfield and his work and spent many hours of dedication to his oilfield family. His last days were spent working on his latest project in Clark.
His family was proud he did not drink for the last 23 year of his life, and he helped many others in their struggle.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Alvin and Don.
He is survived by seven children: Suzanne (Dave) Patterson; Pokey (Scott) Heny; Diana (Troy) Fulton; and Timothy (Julie) Miller, all of Powell; Jeanne (Russ) Page of Syracuse, Utah; Mike Miller of Clinton, Utah; Steve (Erin) Miller of Prineville, Ore.; grandchildren Melissa Gernhart, Amanda Page, Jaci Heny, Matt Miller, Danielle Heny, Katie Patterson, MichaeLeigh Miller, April Patterson, Nathan Fulton, Tyler Patterson, MiKenzi Miller, Cory Heny, Noah Fulton, Savanna Page, Jonathan Page, Nicolas Fulton, Augustus Miller, and Samantha Miller; sister Myrna Jones of Caper, and brothers, Bill Miller and Dean Miller, of Cowley.
Memorial remembrances may be made to the American Lung Association, 61 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 1006, or donations sent to McGlathery's or Four Seasons Floral in Powell for trees to be planted in his memory.
Thompson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.