Services are scheduled for 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at Calvary Chapel with Jim Suttle of Calvary Chapel officiating, Roswell Veterans Honor Guard will conduct military services for Glen Raymond Miller who passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. Glen will lie in state at the church prior to service from 9:30 A.M. to 10:15 A.M.
Unlike many who finish their lives in a nursing home, Glen Raymond Miller began his in the Jackson Nursing Home in Guthrie Center, Iowa where he was born to Mary Florence (Burkhardt) Miller and Raymond Claude Miller. He graduated from Guthrie Center high school in 1961 and Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa in 1965 with a degree in fish and wildlife management. After college Glen served his country in the Army and was a Viet Nam Veteran. Glen started with the US Fish and Wildlife Service in 1969 and worked on refuges in North Dakota, Missouri, Minnesota, Illinois and Arkansas before his retirement in 2007. He completed his law enforcement training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia in 1978. He worked as a duel function refuge manager/law enforcement officer until his retirement. On September 24, 2005 Glen was given Special Deputation as a temporary US Deputy Marshall on assignment to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Glen married Diane Vaplon on May 30, 1970.
He is survived by his wife, his daughter Elizabeth (Ellie) Cowan, son in law Brian Cowan, granddaughter Courtney Cowan all of Seattle, Washington, granddaughter Ashley Cowan of Shoreline, Washington and grandson Matthew Cowan of North Bend, Washington, sister and brother in law Alice and Bruce Thomas of Northfield, Minnesota, sister in law Joan Miller of Guthrie Center, Iowa, step mother Mary Edna Miller, step brother Dale Gardiner and his wife Leila, and step brother Larry Gardiner all of Guthrie Center, Iowa, also five nieces and their families.
Glen was preceded in death by his mother Mary Florence Miller, his father Raymond Miller and his brother Gary Miller.
Memorials may be sent to Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 777, Roswell, New Mexico 88202, or left at Calvary Chapel designated for Harvest Ministries, Roswell Community Kitchen or Calvary Chapel.
DIANE REQUESTS THOSE ATTENDING PLEASE REFRAIN FROM WEARING SCENTED PERFUMES, COLOGNES, AFTERSHAVE, SCENTED POWDERS AND LOTIONS AS SHE IS EXTREMELY ALLERGIC TO CHEMICALS.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at www.ballardfuneralhome.com