Thursday , March 06, 2014 - 2:39 PM
Plain City - Thomas Alvin Miller died November 27, 2013 at Emeritus Estates. He was born July 5, 1925 in Salisbury, Missouri, the 9th of 13 children to John Franklin and Minnie Lee Shipley Miller.
In 1935 his family moved to Ririe, Idaho where he lived until entering the Navy on June 17, 1943 in Boise, Idaho. After completing training at Farragut, Idaho he was assigned to the Armed Guard on Civilian Operated Supply Vehicles in the Pacific. Upon his discharge on March 8, 1946 at St. Louis, Missouri he returned to Idaho where he had met the love of his life, Vada Lou Olaveson. They were married on May 13, 1946 in Dillon, Montana. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple. She passed away on May 5, 2008.
Tom and Vada moved to Ogden, Utah after their marriage where he had work at the D.D.O. He worked for their warehouse first and later for the Post Engineers as a painter. In 1974 he retired from D.D.O after 31 years and went to work for England Builders Supply in Plain City the next day. After Englands closed he went to work for Plain City as the City Maintenance Worker and Landfill Operator. In 1989 he was elected to the Plain City Council where he served from 1990 to 1994. While on the Council he was instrumental in the city acquiring a new snow plow for the roads and obtaining the states first class four landfill permit.
He also worked part time most of his life doing odd jobs to help people out. He was a house painter, worked in a junk yard parting out cars and hauled scrap metals. He would also haul wood from Central Utah, and helped the residents in Plain City with yard work and snow removal in the winters, often for no more than a smile and a thank you.
Tom always enjoyed the outdoors, hunting with friends and fishing when he could. He was a life member of the VFW .
A special thanks to the staff of Emeritus Estates and Hospice for Utah for the loving care they provided.
He is survived by his two sons, Carl C. Miller, Plain City and Thomas M. Miller (Lucky), Plain City; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Betty Yarwood and Alice Parkinson.
Graveside services will be held at 2 pm. on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at the Annis Little Butte Cemetery in Menan, Idaho. A viewing will be held on Friday, November 29, 2013 from 6 to 8 pm. at the Myers Ogden Mortuary, 845 Washington Blvd.
Family requests donations be made to Primary Children's Hospital.
Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.myers-mortuary.com
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