Richard A. (1902 - 1980)
Contact: Roland Spearbecker
Surnames: Miller, Bloomer, Gorley, Walsman
----Source: Personal Collection
Miller, Richard A. (9 Mar. 1902 - 12 April 1980)
Former resident Richard A. Miller, 78, died April 12 at Clovis High Plains Hospital in Clovis, N. M.
Mr. Miller was born March 9, 1902, at Colby and attended parochial and public schools there. In 1930, he married Lucille Bloomer at Sacred Heart Catholic Church here.
As a young man, he worked on farms in Colby, then at Roddis Plywood Corp. here, and also in harvest fields in North Dakota.
In 1941, he moved to Marquette, Mich., where he was district manager of Hoover Vacuum Co. two years when he began working for Northern Dairy in Marquette. For 18 years, he worked for Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railroad, which later merged with Soo Line.
He moved to Fond du Lac at that time to work for the Soo Line there and retired after five eyars due to ill health.
The Millers returned to Marquette and in 1974 moved to Clovis, N. M., where he was affiliated with Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, and American Assosication of Retired Persons.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter; Mrs. Thomas (Marlene) Gorley, Clovis; eight grandchildren; and a brother, Charles Miller of Portland, Ore. Twin sisters and a brother are deceased.
The fuenral was held April 14 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Clovis with the Rev. Arno Walsmas officaitng. Burial was at Lawn Haven Memroial Gardens there.
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