August 29, 1925 - February 17, 2011
Verna Louise Miller, a longtime Craig resident, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehab. She was 85.
Verna was born Aug. 29, 1925, in Grainfield, Kan., the daughter of Otto and Frances (Grecian) Katt. She was raised and attended school in Grainfield. Following graduation from high school, Louise attended Central Business College in Denver for two years. Verna then worked for the DuPont Paint Company in Denver.
Verna married Robert Miller on Oct. 27, 1947.
They made their home on Elkhead and became the parents of five children. Verna was a housewife and worked for a time in the laundry at the Cosgriff Hotel.
She enjoyed embroidery, crocheting, canning, gardening, working on puzzles, and in later years, became a big Rockies fan, watching their games on TV daily.
Years ago, she was a member of the Maranatha Group at First Baptist Church and at the time of her death was the resident who had resided at Sunset Meadows the longest.
Verna is survived by her daughters, Ronda Thorne, and her companion, Tom Myers, of Fort Collins, and Joyce (Norman) Hock, of Baltimore; sons Daniel Miller and Stirling (Beverly) Miller, both of Craig; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; sisters Dorothy Higgs, of Brighton, and Bonnie (Everette) Ford, of California, and her brother Orvis Katt, of Grainfield, Kan.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert, daughter Glenda and sister Joyce Howard.
A funeral service was Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at Grant Mortuary Chapel with Dean Davidson officiating.