Sitting in his recliner on a Saturday afternoon while watching golf on TV, Burley left his well worn body one week before his 94th birthday. He passed away as a result of a heart attack.
Burley's life was one of service and an expression of his generous and loving heart. His childhood was spent working his family's farm and caring for his two Grandmothers and handicapped Mother.
He served his Country during WWII as a gunner in the "The Armed Guard", escorting supply ships to the South Pacific.
His ability to load and haul big equipment in and out of tight places and over rough terrain was exceptional, making him a valued employee of Arapaho Drilling of New Mexico, Four State Rig Company and Corn Construction Company of Grand Junction.
Burley's 47 year marriage to Jean (Geraldine) and their combined family was the joy of his life. Fun times were spent fishing, dancing, playing golf and helping his family.
Burley was the youngest of 8 children born to Theobert and Odilia Miller in Basile, Louisiana. He is survived by his wife Jean, son Calvin (Karna) Miller of Houston, Texas, granddaughter Courtney Miller of Portland, Oregon and grandson Burley A. Miller. Step-children Robert Loucks of Lakewood and Donna Loucks of Cedaredge, step-grandchildren, prote'ge Matthew Miller of Grand Junction and Monica (BG) Gannon of Palisade and his fishing buddy and great grandson Nikolas Miller of Clayton, Oklahoma. Also many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by son Alan Miller, stepson Doug Lambert and grandson Andrew Miller.
Burley was a life member of V.F.W. #1247, the D.A.V. and a 50 year member of the Moose Lodge #270.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
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