Loren Ray Miller
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Loren Ray Miller, aged 88, of Durango, Colorado, passed away on May 25th, 2021. Loren is survived by wife Patricia Miller, son Walter Miller and wife Tami, grandson Jacob Miller and wife Beth, all of Durango, Colorado; granddaughter Whitney Miller Pollard and husband Andy, and their twins: daughter Madelyn and son Jack of Fort Collins, Colorado; and brother Erie Miller of Mt. Vernon, Oregon.

He was preceded in death by his father Leonard, and mother Ella Miller, brother Kenneth (Hoot) and wife Carmel, brother Eldred (Cotton) Miller, sister Lola Mae Easton, sister Doris Francis and her husband, Ken.

Loren was born July 21st, 1932 in Fruita, Colorado, to Ella Kohls Miller and Leonard Miller. The family were farmers in Fruita, then Price, Utah, and then Tucumcari, New Mexico. Upon graduating Tucumcari High School in 1950, Loren spent four years in the U.S. Navy.

In September of 1955 he married Patricia Sue Swain in San Jon, New Mexico. They moved to Arcata, California, where on October 5th, 1956 their son Walter Ray Miller was born. In November of 1962 they moved to Grand Junction, Colorado, and in April of 1972 they moved to Durango, Colorado.

Loren worked forty years for the telephone company. Upon retiring, he and Pat liked to fish, hunt, and travel with the local Good Sam RV Chapter. They also enjoyed travelling abroad and have spent the last twenty-six winters in Maui, Hawaii, in a house built by Loren and Pat alongside Pat's sister and brother-in-law: Ann and Harold.

Cremation has occurred. No service was requested by Loren. He will be remembered by family and friends for his love of gardening and homemade ice cream, outdoor adventures, and the bear hugs he gave his grandchildren and great grandchildren. The family is grateful for the outpouring of love from neighbors and the community.

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Published in The Durango Herald on Jun. 3, 2021.
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June 7, 2021
Pat and family, we are sorry for your loss! Loren was the first person we met in Durango! He was a good man!
Steve & Jean Vittetow
Friend
June 6, 2021
I will miss you dad. You never said a lot but you were always there to help and show us the way. I hope there is sweet corn in heaven
Walt
June 4, 2021
Our sincerely sympathy. It was a pleasure to have known Loren. Saying prayers for all.
Jimmy and Esther Cook
June 4, 2021
We will miss our great grandpa! We love you- Jack and Madelyn
Whitney Pollard
Family
June 4, 2021
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Roy Purcell
June 4, 2021
My Beloved Uncle who lived well, laughed often and loved much. I pray you knew how much you meant to me. I loved your huge smile, big hugs and the millions of kindnesses bestowed to me and my family. Thank you for always making us feel welcome..... Doris and the six kids. I will miss you very much. Our thoughts and prayers to Aunt Pat, Walt, Tami , & family. Leslie & Jim
Leslie Purcell DeCaro
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