Lawrence W. Miller died on Jan. 5 from complications of old age.

He was born at home on Sept. 7, 1913, to William W. and Frances “Frankie” Ward Miller in Drewsey, the second youngest of four children.

Miller began his career as a buckaroo at the age of 16 working for Miller & Lux Cattle Co. He worked on several large cattle operations in Eastern Oregon and Northern Nevada.

Miller met his wife, Margaret Maxwell in northern Nevada while working for her father. They celebrated their 67th anniversary in August, 2007. The couple had four daughters and one son.

Miller and his wife retired in the Adrian area before moving into Park Place Assisted Living in Nampa, Idaho, in 2006. In the fall of 2007, Miler had to move to a skilled nursing facility.

Miller is survived by his wife, Margaret; daughters, Fran Ebbers and husband Bob, Margaret Skinner and husband Frank, Cheryl Searle and husband Dennis and Wilma Miller; son, Lawrence W. Miller Jr. and wife Cathy; and brother, Francis Miller and wife Marjorie.

He is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Miller was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Wilma Dunten and Claire Newell.

Funeral services were held at the LDS Owyhee Ward Chapel in Nyssa on Jan. 10, Services are under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel.

In lieu of flowers donations in Miller’s name may be made to the Nevada Buckaroo Hall of Fame, in care of Carl Hammond, 3007 Culp Lane, Burns, OR 97720.


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