William C. Miller Jr. 77, of Rodeo New Mexico, passed away in his sleep Friday July 6, 2018 at his residence near Rodeo, New Mexico.
Bill was born June 11, 1941, in Douglas Arizona to William and Adeline (Reid) Miller and grew up on his family's ranch. Working alongside his father he learned the family trade to become a cattleman.
Bill married Carrol Ann Miller on June 11 1961, raised their son Chet, and enjoyed a wonderful 57 years of life together.
He worked at El Paso Natural gas for 13 years in El Paso, TX before returning with his family to the Rodeo, NM area to help his parents with the family ranch. During his time in the valley, Bill became active in helping his community. He served as a board member and president of the board for Valley Telephone, on the board of Western Bank, served as a board member and president of the Malpai Borderlands group, and served on the board of Columbus Electric Co-op until his passing. Bill had an inquisitive mind and a love of work. He had a great love for family, animals and the land he worked. Bill enjoyed people and many people enjoyed his companionship. He would entertain and educate friends and family with a generous spirit and easy sense of humor.
Bill is preceded in death by his brother; Robert J. Miller February 12 1962, his father; William Sr. on November 10, 2002, and his mother; Adeline G. Miller March 8th 2018.
William C. Miller is survived by his wife Carrol Ann, son, William C. Miller III (Chet), and granddaughter Amanda F. Miller.
Services to be held at the Rodeo Community building Friday July 13 2018 at 12 p.m. New Mexico time. Officiating will be Pastor Karl Ward.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to New Mexico Teen Challenge in his name.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Phill Angel, William Cloudt, Shawn Choate, Mike Martin, Jason Bernard, Lindsey "Buzz" Hale, Wyatt Hamilton, and Warner Glenn.