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Michael L Miller

Chino Valley, Arizona

May 31, 1943 - March 16, 2022

Michael L Miller Obituary

Our beloved Michael L. Miller died unexpectedly and peacefully, at his home in Prescott, Arizona, on Wednesday March 16, 2022. He was 78 years old. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Pamela A. Miller; his three children, Michele Keefer; Heather (Wade) Hewitt; and Garrett (Anisa) Miller; and his five grandchildren, Shelby and Kelsey Keefer, and Kyle, Sophia and Thomas Miller. He is preceded in death by his parents; Dorothy and Lawrence Miller. Mike was born in 1943 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. He attended Goodrich High School and University of Wisconsin Madison. While working at the Boy Scout Camp in 1959 he met the love of his life, Pamela Beggs, who he married June 26, 1965. After they were married, Mike and Pam moved to California where he went to work for North American. He started as a programmer, and worked on the Apollo program. In 1970, they moved to Riverside, California and he began in sales with IBM. While raising their family in Riverside, Mike dedicated time to building and flying radio control airplanes, riding motorcycles with his son, and backpacking, camping and fishing with his family. He was an expert at fixing things and if he couldn't fix it, it was broken. Mike spent 25 years with IBM before he retired from sales and started a father-and-son flooring business. He also spent much of his time flying his Hurricane ultralight airplane. After several years of flooring craftsmanship, he hung up his tools. Mike and Pam bought an RV and traveled around the country. In 2005 they moved to Prescott, Arizona, where Mike was able to begin a dream project and build a full size airplane of his own-a Zenith Zodiac 601XLB-a project that would take 10 years to complete. Mike got his pilot's license in 2015 and flew his plane. Mike and Pam raised a family and shared a long, loving life together. He was a devoted and well-loved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend who will be missed greatly by all who knew him. A private celebration of his life will be held in June for family. In liew of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity in Mike's name and consider leaving a favorite memory of him for the family on the Tribute Wall online.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Michael L Miller hosted by Heritage Funeral Homes.

Our beloved Michael L. Miller died unexpectedly and peacefully, at his home in Prescott, Arizona, on Wednesday March 16, 2022. He was 78 years old. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Pamela A. Miller; his three children, Michele Keefer; Heather (Wade) Hewitt; and Garrett (Anisa) Miller; and his five grandchildren, Shelby and Kelsey Keefer, and Kyle, Sophia and Thomas Miller. He is preceded in death by his parents; Dorothy and Lawrence Miller. Mike was born in 1943 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. He attended Goodrich High School and University of Wisconsin Madison. While working at the Boy Scout Camp in 1959 he met the love of his life, Pamela Beggs, who he married June 26, 1965. After they were married, Mike and Pam moved to California where he went to work for North American. He started as a programmer, and worked on the Apollo program. In 1970, they moved to Riverside, California and he began in sales with IBM. While raising their family in Riverside, Mike dedicated time to building and flying radio control airplanes, riding motorcycles with his son, and backpacking, camping and fishing with his family. He was an expert at fixing things and if he couldn't fix it, it was broken. Mike spent 25 years with IBM before he retired from sales and started a father-and-son flooring business. He also spent much of his time flying his Hurricane ultralight airplane. After several years of flooring craftsmanship, he hung up his tools. Mike and Pam bought an RV and traveled around the country. In 2005 they moved to Prescott, Arizona, where Mike was able to begin a dream project and build a full size airplane of his own-a Zenith Zodiac 601XLB-a project that would take 10 years to complete. Mike got his pilot's license in 2015 and flew his plane. Mike and Pam raised a family and shared a long, loving life together. He was a devoted and well-loved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend who will be missed greatly by all who knew him. A private celebration of his life will be held in June for family. In liew of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity in Mike's name and consider leaving a favorite memory of him for the family on the Tribute Wall online.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Michael L Miller hosted by Heritage Funeral Homes.

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