BRIGHAM CITY - Troy Milton Miller, 87, passed away on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at the Brigham City Community Hospital from injury following a fall.
Troy was born on August 1, 1926 in East Garland, Utah, a son of James Henry and Amanda Lee Shuman Miller. Troy was reared and educated in the Bear River Valley, graduating from Bear River High School in 1943. He served in the US Navy during World War II and graduated from Brigham Young University with a BS in biology.
Shortly thereafter he joined his father in establishing Miller Real Estate & Insurance and continued working in real estate until his retirement in 2010, serving in various leadership positions on the Utah Board of Realtors.
Troy married Marilyn Bennion in 1952 in the Logan LDS Temple; from this marriage they had four children: Juli, Ben, Scott, and Lisa. Troy and Marilyn were later divorced. He married Erika Stillkrouth in 1974 and they were later divorced. Troy married Darlene Nay in December of 1981. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Ogden LDS Temple in 1983.
He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he had served in various leadership and teaching capacities. His most rewarding calling was serving with the Young Men. Troy was the recipient of the Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts of America.
He was a charter member of the Box Elder Symphonic Choir, and a founding member of the Brigham Bowmen. He was an avid bow hunter with trophies included in the Pope and Young Club Records Program. He also enjoyed upland game and waterfowl hunting, fishing, hiking and the outdoors. One of his greatest loves was sharing his experiences with friends, family and Scouts.
The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of the Pioneer Memorial Care Center for their excellent care. Also, special thanks to Brian Rose for his loyal service and dedication to Troy.
Surviving is his wife, Darlene; four children: Juli (Scott) Earl, Taylorsville; Ben (Roxanne) Miller, Pomona, CA; Scott (Judy) Miller, Provo; Lisa (Dave) Creer, Provo; three step children: Bart Benson, Newton; Teri (Kip) Winget, Spanish Fork; Kurt (Carolyn) Benson, Newton; 19 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and one brother, Dale (Geri) Miller, Provo.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Hilda Lee.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 14, at 12 Noon at Brigham City 6th Ward Chapel, 105 West Fishburn Drive.
Viewing will be held on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, Utah and on Saturday at the church from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery, where military honors will be accorded by Combined Veterans of Box Elder County.
Email condolences to www.gilliesfuneralchapel.com