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James Ray Miller
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Obituary for James Ray Miller

James Ray Miller, age 83 of Boone, died April 20, 2017 at the Boone County Hospital.
Following his wishes, Ray has been cremated.

A Memorial Service will be Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall. Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery in Moingona.

James Ray Miller, was born in Boone, Iowa on July 8, 1933, the son of William and Ruth (Dailey) Miller. He served with the United States Army during the Korean War. Ray married Nadine Kester in Boone on December 14, 1956. For 35 years, Ray worked as a fabricator for Quinn Iron Works in Boone, retiring in 1996.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, cutting wood, camping, rebuilding boats, and country music. In earlier years, Ray enjoyed mushroom hunting, and he and his wife bred and raised Boxers. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post #817 and he and Nadine were members of the Cedar Valley Boxer Club.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a grandson, Christopher James Smith; three sisters, Vera Condon, Janice Shadle, and Nancy Miller; five brothers, Lavern, Virgil, Lawrence ‘Bud’, Floyd ‘Ed’, and Garold ‘Lloyd’ Miller.

Ray is survived by two sons, Byron Miller and wife Karen of Boone, and William T. Miller and wife Chel of Altoona; two daughters, Laurie Smith and husband Dennis of Moingona, and Susan Hitt and husband Lee of Boone; four brothers, Paul Miller and wife Patricia, Bernard Miller and wife Sharon all of Boone, Lauren Miller and wife Barbara of Ankeny, and Jack Miller and wife Fran of Luther; two sisters, Rose Quigley of Boone, and Joyce Kirk and husband Larry of Ames; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel on Saturday (May 13th) from 8 a.m. until service time.

In memory of Ray, memorials may be directed to the family.

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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel

1006 Sixth Street
Boone, IA 50036


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