Ileana Miller


(April 25, 2003)

Graveside services for Ileana Mae (Baston) Miller, who died Friday, April 25 at the Powell Nursing Home, were held Monday at Crown Hill Cemetery. She was 76.

She was born Dec. 20, 1926, in Denver, the daughter of Jacob Morton Baston and Florence Jones Baston. She graduated from Cody High School in 1945.

She married Carl J. Miller in Billings, Mont., on May 25, 1946. They lived in Cody until he was transferred to Powell by Marathon Oil Company, and the family moved here.

She was active in the Union Presbyterian Church for 45 years as a choir member, Sunday school and Vacation Bible School teacher, member of women's circle and Christian education committee and a member of the Session.

She worked at the Powell Hospital for many years and worked as the office receptionist for Drs. Allison and Christensen. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Master Chorale, Shoshone Rock Club and the Polecat Ramblers.

The Millers traveled many miles in their travel trailer during the winter months as Wyoming snowbirds. They participated in archaeological digs around the Rockies and collected rare and unusual rocks and fossils on their treks around the region.

She enjoyed attending grand-children's sporting events and programs across the state.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Carl J. Miller of Powell; their daughters: Janet (Tom) Rottman of Laramie, Julie (John) Skaggs of Powell and Jerri Iverson of Laramie; grandchildren: Jennifer (Tim) Koslowsky of Casper, Janelle Skaggs, Spearfish, S.D., Pvt. 2nd Class Dustin Iverson, deployed with the 82nd Airborne in the Middle East, and Jamie Rottman-Lewis, Kimberly Rottman, Heather Iverson, Daniel Iverson and Danny Lewis, all of Laramie. She is also survived by two great grandsons, Alex Lewis of Laramie and Kaleb Koslowsky of Casper; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She as preceded in death by her parents and a son, James Morton Miller.

For those who wish, the family would appreciate memorial donations to Union Presbyterian Church. Services were under the direction of Miratsky-Easton Funeral Home.