(May 14, 2005)
Longtime Powell resident Paul Phillip Miller, 83, died from a massive heart attack early Saturday, May 14. At the time of his death, he was living with his daughter in Cody.
Graveside services will be held at Crown Hill Cemetery in Powell at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 19. Visitation for family and friends will be from 10 a.m. until noon Thursday at Ballard Funeral Home in Cody.
Paul was born Nov. 9, 1921, in Schaller, Iowa, the oldest child of George Francis and Mary Catherine (Jannink) Miller. In the early 1930s, the family moved to Wyoming near Manderson.
He worked for the Badura Brothers in Clark, then for the City of Powell during the 1950s and 1960s. He later went back to work for the Badura Brothers and then Dick Jones Trucking. At the time of his death, he worked part-time for Linton's Big R in Powell.
He married Anna Mae Vikturek on March 1, 1946. To that union were born 10 children: Steve (Esther) Miller of Riverton, Ed Miller of Billings, Mont., Lois (Bill) Brown of Cody, Lynn Dey of Fortston, Ga., Vince (Carol) Miller of Culpeper, Va., Arthur (Stephenne) Miller of Aurora, Colo., Sharon Miller (gone, but not forgotten), Charles (charlene) Miller of Woralnd, Joe (Sandi) Miller of Littleton, Colo., and John Miller (gone, but not forgotten).
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Mary; his wife, Anna Mae, in July of 1962; his brother, Alfred; his sister, Florence; children Sharon and Johnny; and several grandchildren.
On June 7, 1969, Paul married Florence Norskog and took as his own her children, Linda Hostetler of Billings, Mont., Don (Rose) Hostetler of Boise, Idaho, Deb (John) Zierke of Cody, R.D. (Julie) Hostetler of Billings and Richard (Carla) Hostetler of Billings.
Paul's last wish was for a simple, no frills graveside service. He was a simple man who took care of his family. In honoring his wishes, the family would appreciate a memorial donation to a charity of choice in his name. He was especially fond of animals given all the cats he kept. Thanks to all of his many friends for their support.