Carroll S. Miller


(Aug. 15, 2008)

Carroll S. Miller died Friday, Aug. 15, at the age of 82.

He was born Jan. 6, 1926 to F. Herb and Anna K. (Stordock) Miller. He grew up in Aurora, Ill., with a brother, Herbert and a sister, Lois.

Carroll joined the Navy at age 17 and entered the Navy's dental program. After being honorably discharged from the Navy, he finished his dentistry education at the University of Illinois. He married his wife, Carol, in 1950 in Aurora, and to this union were born three children.

While practicing dentistry, Carroll taught dentistry at the University of Illinois, and became active in the community and his church. He was an avid sportsman, dog trainer and field trial hobbyist, and enjoyed introducing others to the sports of hunting and fishing.

In 1973 Carroll and his family moved to Wyoming where he raised cattle and ran a small ranch. He returned to his practice and later became a state legislator, where he served for 16 years. He continued his interests and also worked as a hunting guide and outfitter. He enjoyed gardening, mountain walks, and bird hunting in the Dakotas, Canada, and Wyoming. After his retirement, Carroll remained active in the community and church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother and one grandchild.

He is survived by his wife, Carol; his children Robin (Jim) Treirweiler, Mark (Sandra) Miller, and Susan (Tom) Jenkins; six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 21 at 1:30 p.m. at the Shell Community Hall. There will be a private family committal service.

Memorials may be made in Carroll's name at Big Horn Federal Savings Bank, P.O. Box 471, Greybull, Wyo. 82426. Memorials will go to the South Big Horn County Critical Access Hospital/Bonnie Bluejacket Memorial Nursing Home and to the Building Fund of The Shack.

Atwood Family Funeral Directors, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.