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Beverly June Miller (Hale)

July 26, 1934 — January 22, 2024

Beverly J. Miller

July 26, 1934 – January 22, 2024        Age 89

 

It is with great sorrow that we announce that Beverly J. Miller passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at her home in Montrose, Colorado, on Monday, January 22, 2024, after a period of declining health.

Beverly June Hale was born in Agra, Oklahoma to Homer S. Hale and Nancy Esther (Nation) Hale on July 26, 1934.  She was the 3rd child, and only girl, of 7 children.  At the age of 2 her family moved to Delta, Colorado where she grew to adulthood and graduated from Delta High School with the class of 1952.  While in school she was active in athletics and performed in class plays.  She was a class officer, a recipient of the DAR award, a member of the student council, and National Honor Society.  She was also a 4-H club member and earned all of her bars as a Rainbow Girl.

After graduation she moved to Montrose to work as a telephone operator for 2 years and then started work at First National Bank.  She quit that job to become a homemaker and raise her 2 children, Terri and Larry.  After they both were in school, she returned to work at the bank where she worked for 26½ years until she retired.

She met Duane Miller at a high school basketball tournament in Delta in 1949, but they didn’t start dating until early 1953 after she moved to Montrose.  They were married on March 14, 1954, in the Delta Christian Church and enjoyed 61½ years together before his death in 2015.  They enjoyed camping, fishing, hiking, gardening, and dancing; she enjoyed baking, crocheting, reading and spending time with her many friends and family.  She very much enjoyed hanging out with her friends, visiting while water walking and exercising in the pool at Montrose Rec. Center.

Beverly had a big, beautiful heart and a beautiful, radiant soul and she made friends wherever she went.  She was a firm but gentle loving mother, who instilled good values and ethics.  She was the epitome of unconditional love and generosity, especially when it came to her family.   She was a member of Montrose Christian Church (previously First Christian Church of Montrose) for many years and participated in the Senior Saints activities and ministries.

She is survived by: her 2 children, Terri Miller and Larry (Christy) Miller of Montrose, CO;  3 grandchildren, Cody Miller of Olathe, CO,  Amanda (Rick) Marchini of Merced, CA,  and Belinda (Tamara) Nunes of Atwater, CA;  5 great-grandchildren, Isabella, Noah, and Amelia June Alvarez of Atwater, CA, and Hannah and Mila Marchini of Merced, CA;  and numerous nieces and nephews and cousins and 3 sisters-in-law.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Duane Miller; and her brothers Homer Hale, Leonard “LB” Hale, Nathan Eugene Hale, Troy Hale, James E Hale, and Fred Parsons.

Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2024, at Montrose Christian Church (Sunnyside Rd.) and will be officiated by her nephew, Merle Miller.  Interment will follow immediately at Grand View Cemetery (Hogback Rd.).  A Viewing will be held from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. on Friday, February 2 at Crippin Funeral Home.  Crippin Funeral Home is assisting Beverly’s family with the arrangements. 970-249-2121.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hope West Hospice, The Shepherd’s Hand, Sharing Ministries, St. Jude’s, or Veteran Service Organizations.

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