February 7, 1923 ~ May 4, 2001

Born in: Protection, Kansas,
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Eugene Alfred 'Gene' Miller, 78, of Pueblo, died May 4, 2001. He was born in Protection, Kansas to Elias and Nettie Miller. He graduated from Cheraw High School in 1941. He graduated from Goshen college with a B.S. degree, and completed his M.A. degree in Educational Secondary Education at Colorado State College in Greeley. He taught at Alameda High School and he coached football. He went to Barranquitas, Puerto Rico to teach, coach basketball and serve as the Dean of Boys. In Puerto Rico he met his wife, Hildegard Peters. He was Dean of Men and was the basketball coach at Hesston College. Gene was director of Frontier Boys Village, in Larkspur, Colorado, and the director of Argentine Youth Services in Kansas City, Kansas. He taught social studies at Laredo, Texas, and in Loveland, Colorado. At Robinson School, Santurce, Puerto Rico, he was principal of the High School. He is survived by his wife, Hildegard Peters Miller, whom he married in 1950; son, Philip (JoAnn); daughter, Ramona; three grandchildren; brothers, Adrian (Myrtle), Lewis, and Eldo (Bertha); sister, Susie Neuschwanger; sisters-in-law, Mamie Miller and Maurine Miller.He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Steven Eugene; daughter, Jeanne Ann; brothers, Earl and Glen. Viewing will be held at Montgomery & Steward Funeral Home on Monday, May 7th, from 4 - 7 p.m. The graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2001, at Fairview Cemetery, in La Junta; the memorial service will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 10th & Court Street, in Pueblo, with Deborah Kehle Como officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Colorado Boys Ranch, La Junta, directly or through the funeral home.

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  1. May the Lord comfort you and give you peace as you go through this difficult time. I regret that I cannot make it to the funeral service. My sympathy to Ramona, Phil and their families.

  2. Dear Hildergard,
    We have a very special place in our hearts for Gene and You.
    God sent both of you to give us a new outlook on life. Thanks for making a difference in our lives.
    Virgilio and Homero send their love and express their pain at knowing that a good man has gone home.
    Eugene was more than special to us, just like you are.
    What a better way to die than after living a good life.
    He has fought the good fight and he has finished the race. Blessed be the name of the Lord because He has raised good men like Gene to witness and serve.
    God bless you and receive our love.
    Shalom
    Acacia and Virgilio

  3. Philip, JoAnn, Fidel, & Isaac,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We pray that God will hold you in the palm of His hand, comfort you, and bring you safely home to us at the right time.
    With Much Love,
    Dennis, Ouida, Rachel, Mary, and Stephen

  4. Phillip, May the Grace of God bring you peace and comfort.

    Blessed is he who goes Home after a full life in the Lord. I did not know your father but have heard of him and his goodness. He has touched the lives of many as have you. The world is a better place because of men like you. Thanks to God for making you a little part of ours.

    God be with you now and forever my friend and brother in Christ.

    Shalom……Al

  5. I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Having heard numerous stories about your father, it is obvious that I missed an opportunity to know a very great man. May God continue to provide solace to you and your family.

  6. Dear Hildegard,
    You are in my thoughts and prayers during this time. I was aware of Mr. Miller’s declining health, and you have not been forgotten by those of us in Laredo.
    Sincerely, Rachel

  7. Dear Hildegard,
    Gene was a very special man to me and a great role model. You and your family have made a difference in many lives especially mine. I will miss Gene very much.
    God Bless you,
    Homero Vazquez-Garcia

  8. I REALLY ONLY KNOW YOU THRU VIRGILIO< THEREFORE I FEEL I KNOW THE BEST OF YOU! Reading the Ovituary, brought to mind a quote from "Tuesdays with Morrie", Morrie Schwartz was stricken with Lou Gehrigs, and a former student visited him several weeks and Morrie chose to teach him about dying: "He said, Death ends a life, not a relationship"< Your memories of all the ways you have enjoyed Eugune are still with you and will be your comfort and pride, for he has left many footprints! Yours in Christ, Effie May Young

  9. Mrs. Miller, Philip, Jo Ann, Fidel and Isaac,

    Although loss is never easy, knowing where your father is will give you peace. All the wonderful things we have heard about your husband/father/grandfather are a tribute to a man who was so obviously a Child of the Risen Lord. I am praying that you will all be comforted in knowing that he is now sitting next to God soaking up the “Sonshine”.

    God bless you,
    Janice

  10. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I wish I could say some magic words to ease your grief, but God and time will help. Just know that I care!

    In His love,

    Sandy Pair

  11. Hildegard,Phil & Romona – Eugene and your family will always have a special place in our hearts. May God give each of you comfort and peace in the midst of loss.

  12. Thanks be to God for Eugene’s years of faithful service as administrator at Frontier Boys Village and Argentine Youth Services — both agencies with ties to Mennonite Board of Missions and the Mennonite Church. His passion to serve God by ministering to the educational and developmental needs of youth is his legacy.

    God’s peace to Hildegard, Phil & Ramona and the Miller family.

    Calvin J. King

  13. We were blessed to have had the Millers as neighbors in Laredo Texas. We are saddened to hear of Mr Miller’s passing on.
    Our children loved talking with the Millers. My son, Robert (Bubba) shared some good times with him, while Mr Miller
    exercised in his stationary bike, right outside his bedroom window.
    We would like to send our love and our prayers to Mrs Miller and the family.
    Love, The Chapas’ Bob, Opi , Bubba and Tina Hughes.

  14. The Millers were good friends of mine at Holding Institute, Laredo, TX. We shared a lot of talks, Scrabble games, meals, and music.

  15. It has been two years and I still miss you. We sang Amazing Grace this morning in church. I sang for you as well as I could. Afterwards I cried.

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