Jack Miller Obituary

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In Memory of

Jack Q. Miller

March 22, 1926 - March 31, 2014
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In Loving Memory Jack Q. Miller March 22, 1926 to March 31, 2014 Born in Gering, Nebraska to Ted B. and Ora Miller, the eldest of three brothers and one older sister. Jack graduated in late 1944 on a Thursday night and by Saturday evening was sleeping at Fort Logan, Colorado Army Air Force Base, from there to Shepherd Field, Texas for basic training, qualifying for all three flight positions, bombardier, navigator and pilot. He continues with Advanced Pilot Training and graduated with the class of 45-G. When Germany surrendered in early May, all flying classes where halted, with the exception of returned officers and West Point...
In Loving Memory
Jack Q. Miller
March 22, 1926 to March 31, 2014

Born in Gering, Nebraska to Ted B. and Ora Miller, the eldest of three brothers and one older sister.
Jack graduated in late 1944 on a Thursday night and by Saturday evening was sleeping at
Fort Logan, Colorado Army Air Force Base, from there to Shepherd Field, Texas for
basic training, qualifying for all three flight positions, bombardier, navigator and pilot.
He continues with Advanced Pilot Training and graduated with the class of 45-G. When
Germany surrendered in early May, all flying classes where halted, with the exception of
returned officers and West Point Cadets. Jack was then transferred from San Antonio
Texas to Kessler, Mississippi where he was assigned to a flight crew as assistant to the
only Air/Sea Rescue Squadron in the Army, which was comprised of P.T. boats and
PBy's and B-17' s dropping 25' life boats by parachute.
After the service, Jack returned home to Gering and attended Scottsbluff Jr. College for
one year. He then enrolled at Michigan State University, majoring in Agriculture
Economics. After graduation he returned to Gering to join his father's Equipment
Business. After ten years, Jack joined an import/export firm in Chicago, Illinois. While
with the firm, he worked in the eastern half of the United States and all of the Dominion
of Canada. His time here required him to meet with each manufacturer that they
represented in Europe. After three years, Jack went into sales with Hesston
Manufacturing Company where he was responsible for sales in both the Eastern half of
the United States and Canada. While there he was given the responsibility to open
manufacturing operations in Denmark, then after one year, he opened manufacturing
operations for Hesston Equipment inside European Economic Community. After six
years, tiring of ten to eleven months of traveling each year and never being home, Jack
left the comforts of being employed and came to Idaho to try a new field. Jack started as
an employee with a local building contractor, then after two years he left and opened his
own business known as J.M. Building which he operated in Twin Falls Idaho for 31
years.
Jack married Geraldine Ferguson in 1949 and they had four children, Mark Miller
(Rebecca), grandchildren, Heather and Aaron; Jeff Miller (Linda Miller- Zagarino),
grandchildren, Matthew, Rachel, and Alex; Lori Miller-Sieckert, grandchildren Ryan and
Lauren; and Michelle Miller-Kerbs and grandchild Madeline. They were later divorced and
on April 24,1994 he married Terri Boss, which gave him a step-daughter, Donna Boss-
Allen (Jeff Olson) and grandchild Treven. After traveling for many years, Jack often said
that Southern Idaho was truly home and that he would be happy to end it here.
Funeral services for Jack will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 4, 2014 at the First Presbyterian Church, 209 5th Ave. North, Twin Falls with Pastor Phil Price officiating. Entombment will follow at the Reflection of History Mausoleum at Sunset Memorial Park. Services are under the direction of Trent Stimpson and staff at Reynolds Funeral Chapel, Twin Falls
Condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.reynoldschapel.com.

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