Walter Leroy Miller of Pima, Arizona passed into eternity on August 31, 2021, at the age of 82. Walter was born on November 25, 1938, to his two loving parents, Andrew & Kathleen Branson Miller and he joined his three siblings, Andrew, Kathleen, and Saundra. He was a member of the community since 2008 and a devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Walter attended high school in Redding, California and then enrolled in the Nation Guard in 1957 where he served as a supply tech for the Navy. That same year he married his eternal companion, Cleo Lorraine Branson. They were blessed with children: Greco Ray, Janet Lorraine, Aaron C.S., and Amanda. After serving in the National Guard he worked as a house painter to support his family.
He served 9 missions for his church: 1 fulltime mission, 3 stake missions, and 1 temple mission. Walter was passionate about many things in life, he loved his family endlessly, studying the scriptures, rock hunting, and woodworking. He was the Grand Champion of teasing and described as kind and gentle and always having a smile on his face. Walter greeted everyone he met with words of kindness. His favorite sayings were “Serve God with all your might, mind, and strength”, and “Live today so you have no regrets tomorrow.” His loving wife Cleo said “65 years of life with Leroy had its ups and downs, but it was a lovely journey that I would gladly take again.”
Walter is survived by his loving wife Cleo, and his sons Greco & Aaron C.S. He is also survived by his siblings Andrew A. (Patsy) Miller of Hurricane, UT, and Kathleen Boice of Safford, AZ, 13 Grandchildren, and 4 Great-Grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents Andrew & Kathleen Miller and his daughters Janet & Amanda.
Graveside services will be held on Friday, September 10, 2021, at the Bryce Cemetery beginning at 3:00 p.m.
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