Twila Yvonne (Kelley) Miller


(May 8, 2002)

Twila Yvonne (Kelley) Miller died Wednesday, May 8 while living at the Powell Nursing Home. She was 64.

Born an only child Jan. 2, 1938, to Lauretta E. Davis and William J. Kelley, she grew up and graduated from high school in Midwest. She married Robert R. Miller of Lusk on March 3, 1957.

The couple made its home on sheep ranches in South Dakota and Nebraska, and later, in the oil fields of Linch and Gillette. She and her husband retired to Guernsey until her heath failed, and she moved to Buffalo, then to Powell.

During her lifetime, she was an Avon lady, a news reporter, a secretary for Stafford Well Service at Linch and R&S Well Service at Thermopolis. She and her husband were camp tenders at the Wyoming State Fair in Douglas for a couple of years. She was also a receptionist for the National Guard Camp in Guernsey. Her job was "to tell officers and soldiers where to go and how to get there."

Survivors include three daughters, Cammy Kretschmar and husband Paul of Lovell, Kathy Weaver and husband Stacey of Guernsey and Joy Pehringer and husband Steve of Buffalo; five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband; daughters Connie Ann and Trudy; her parents; and several cousins who she considered her brothers and sisters.

Her health began to deteriorate in March of 1995 after suffering a stroke and having diabetes. In spite of her failing health, her spirit endured as she shared stories and laughed with families and friends.