Phillip Rene Miles: 1953-2004

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Craig resident Phillip Rene Miles, died Sept. 11, 2004, at The Memorial Hospital. He was 51.

Miles was born July 16, 1953, in Craig, to Rene V. and Irene Miles.

Miles was raised and attended school in Craig, graduating from Moffat County High School in 1971. He married Debbie Waters in 1973 in Craig, and to this union a daughter, Gloria, was born. He married Amy Andrews in 1985, in Craig and became a father to her daughter, Leah. On March 25, 1995, Miles married Nancy M. (Person) Behringer and then became stepfather of Alex and Lindsey Behringer. He was a lifelong resident of Craig and enjoyed fishing, hunting and water skiing. He was a carpenter by trade and worked for Roger Johnson, D&D Construction, and in later years for Randy Knoche. He was a wrestling fan, an avid Bronco fan and a member of the National Rifle Association. He passed away after a lengthy illness.

Miles is survived by his wife, Nancy Miles, of Craig; his children Gloria (Aaron) Knowles of Vernal, Utah, Leah Bond of Craig, and Lindsey and Alex Behringer of Craig; grandchildren Benjamen Garrett Knowles, Keagan Lee Knowles, Bailey Paige Bond and Jason Chris Hansen; his father, Rene Miles of Craig; sisters Jeanie (Vern) Stiegelmeyer of Cortez, and Marlene Mansfield of Grand Junction; brother, Mike (Dixie) Miles of Vernal; and brothers- and sisters-in-law Suzanne Roundtree, Rob and Tom Person.

Miles was preceded in death by his mother, Irene, a sister, Gloria, and his father-in-law and mother-in-law Daniel and Mary Lou Person, and his best friend, B.J.

Services were held Sept. 16, 2004, at the Shadow Mountain Clubhouse with Mike Miles officiating. Selections were, "I Have A Dream," and "I'm No Stranger To The Rain," by Brett Miles, his nephew.

A special musical number was performed by Gary Whisner.

Pallbearers were Paul Lyons, Vern Stiegelmeyer, Mark Acre, Brad Stiegelmeyer, Ray Chesney, Steve Bergman, Edward Garcia, Blaine Tucker, Steve Cline, Don Pankey, Randy Knoche, Steve Foster and Gary Whisner.

Honorary pallbearers were Benjamen Garrett Knowles, Keagan Lee Knowles, Jason Charles Hansen, Alex Behringer, Quin Miles, Brett Miles, Scotty Stiegelmeyer and Vern Stiegelmeyer Jr.

Interment of cremains was at the Browns Park Cemetery. No graveside service was held, but a celebration of Phil's life was held at the O.P. Bar & Grill after the service.

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