John Jeter Miller Jr. passed away on Monday, Sept. 14, 2009, at St Mary Corwin Hospital after a short illness. John was born on Nov. 30, 1913, in Cave Spring, Ga. He was predeceased by sisters, Eloise and Mildred; and grandson, Tim Miller. He is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Evelyn Doran Miller; son, George (Theresa) Miller of Sanford, N.C.; daughter, Elaine (Gary) Goodwin of Alamosa; grandchildren, Cheryl (Rob) Phillips, Gaylene Horning and Greg Goodwin; great-grandchildren, Zachary and Garrett Horning, Vickie Phillips, Judd, Nash and Petra Miller; brother-in-law, Wilbur (Aline) Doran; and cousin, Gertrude Rupp. John moved from Georgia to Cripple Creek in 1933 and worked in the mines with his uncle until 1941. He moved to Pueblo and worked for the Missouri Pacific Railroad until his retirement. John obtained his amateur radio license in 1947, and he and his wife were members of the Pueblo Ham Club. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church. John and his wife were interested in genealogy and made many discoveries of their family history. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, Montgomery & Steward Funeral Home Chapel. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. I was so sorry to hear of Mr. Miller’s passing. He was one of smy favorite patients and I was so blessed to see his unwavering dedication and love for Evelyn. I am very honored to have known him.

  2. To George and other family members,
    I was so sorry to hear of Johnny’s passing. He was a wonderful person. May God bless you all.
    Fred

  3. My friend Johnny….While I won’t be there to share my thoughts with you his family and friends on John’s special day, my thoughts will be with you all. What a privledge to be able to know Johnny in my small way…the stories we shared about Johnny’s railroad career…a bit about the mining and yes our ham radio adventures….John was always there with Evelyn to help and lend a hand….his quite wisdom touched everyone he knew….later when Evelyn was confined to the home, many the night I would seek out Johnny while my wife Bernadine visited with her aunt…I really looked forward to those chats…one of the things we talked about was when I had the privledge of traversing some of that Missouri Pacifc railroad track in my railroad motorcar…everytime I did I thought of Johnny blasting down the track behind the throttle of a steam locomotive on that very track. John you may be gone from this lifetime but you are certainly not forgotten. Sadly missed by all….Greg and Bernadine Geiger

  4. My memories will be of the many visit’s to the Miller home. The many trips we made together to repair the Ham Radio Repeater over a 12 year period. John often accompanied me on my trips all over Colorado and New Mexico servicing Office equipment. What a great friend he was. My message and wish to John’s family is this–

    In ways big and small, Johnny’s life has changed our world and left it a better place,
    and touched too many hearts to ever be forgotten.
    May you find comfort in knowing how many people share your sadness.
    May Memories of John smile and attitude Bring You Comfort,
    May the memories of John and those special times you shared together
    be of comfort to you now and in the days ahead…
    I will really miss you John.
    Bob

  5. All are blessed by the enduring beauty of a life well lived. All are touched by the loss of one so well loved. And there are those of us who have neat memories of early years and the kindnesses of Jeter and Evelyn. Prayers…

  6. George and Elaine- there are always those people who make a mark in a person’s life and Jeter and Evelyn were among them. Blessings to you all.

  7. My Prayers go out to the family. I really enjoyed talking with John when his wife was here at Pueblo Care and Rehabilitation Center. He will be missed. God bless you, and comfort you.

    Sincerly,

    Sally Brito

  8. Dear George and Elaine, Please accept my deepest condolences during this saddest of times. John was a wonderful man,one I always enjoyed seeing or hearing from. He would light up the office everytime he’d come in. I loved hearing the stories of how he met Evelyn and raised such a beautiful family. It was such an inspitation to see how he cared for Evelyn. I am truly thankful for meeting John, my life is richer for the experience of knowing him. May God Bless you all.

  9. Jeter and Evelyn were great friends with my parents, Bob and Phyllis Hostetter. Jeter worked on the railroad with my dad back in the 50’s. We went on camping trips with them and their children , Elaine and George. We will deeply miss Jeter. Ray and I give our condolences to the family and may God watch over Evelyn during these sad times.

  10. Did not know you but was blessed by your daughter and her husband Gary Goodwin. Elaine is an amazing person and a terrific singer. Love the family and want you to know you are missed. God bless your beautiful family.

  11. John, what a beautiful man. He and Evelyn were so good to my father and I when we were having great challenges in our life. They graciously helped us cope and renew our spirit. John’s smile went deep into my soul and always made me feel loved and comforted. What a great friend to have, what a great inspiration, what a great example. Thank you John. You will be missed.

  12. John will be missed more than words can express. He knew just how to light up a room with his smile & stories about the railroad. Thoughts & prayers to the family.

  13. It is with great sadness to loose Johnny. A truely wonderful fellow, good friend, loyal husband, terrific amateur radio elmer and a pleasant person to everyone. I met John in 1967 when I first got my ham license. He not only was a great mentor, but an honest friend. I learned many ham and non-ham lessons from Johnny, including how to be a devoted husband to my wife. We will all miss his terrific humor and his generosity, and that BIG SMILE. 73 old friend, rest well and I am sure that Evelyn will see you soon.

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