Jun 062014

William Alma “Bill” Miller, 85, of Show Low passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, May 31, 2014. The public visitation will be held from 6 to 8 o’clock tonight (June 6) at Owens Livingston Mortuary-White Mountain Chapel, 320 N. Ninth Street in Show Low. The funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at the Centennial Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 800 N. Centennial Boulevard in Taylor, where additional visitation will begin one hour prior. The concluding service and interment will immediately follow at the Reed S. Hatch Memorial Cemetery in Taylor.

He was born in Williams on June 22, 1928, to the late Edward Frederick and Theresa Madril Miller.

Bill started his career in the propane industry in 1948 in Wickenburg, working with Fannin’s Gas Company. He, with his wife and two daughters, moved to Show Low in 1960, where he was a plant manager and instructor, teaching many classes about propane and meters. He retired from Ferrell Gas in 1996.

Along with his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Jean Stone Miller; a daughter, Marlene Hatch; two brothers, Sheldon Joy Miller and Edward Miller; and a great-grandson, Callin.

He is survived by his son-in-law, Ben Hatch of Winslow; his daughter, Kathi (Charlie) Hatch of Safford; five grandchildren, Yvette (John) McCleve of Mesa, Michael (Tara) Hatch of Queen Creek, Burt (Sarah) Hatch of Queen Creek, Jared (Kobie) Hatch of Taylor and Ryan Hatch of Flagstaff; 19 great-grandchildren; and his amazingly remarkable caretaker, Edith Cornejo, as well as Sylvia and Sara.