Lovina Iris Miller


Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2006


  Lovina Iris Miller

Lovina Iris Miller

Former Kenai resident Lovina Iris Miller died Wednesday, April 12, 2006, in Thermopolis, Wyo. She was 88.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Jerry V. Horn Memorial Post No. 10046, 134 Birch St. in Soldotna. Internment of her cremains will be in the Spruce Grove Cemetery in Kasilof.

Mrs. Miller was born Jan. 1, 1918, in Portland, Ore., to Roy and Grace (Versteeg) Nelson. She graduated from Riverside Polytechnic High School in Riverside, Calif., in 1935.

She moved to Alaska in 1961 and married George Miller, a Wildwood Station employee, in 1962. She left Alaska when her husband retired in 1973. She was a Gold Star mother.

The VFW post was named in honor of her son, who was killed in the Vietnam War in September 1967. She was a life member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

“Lovina enjoyed ceramics, oil painting, gardening and cooking in earlier years and became an avid quilter in later years,” her family said.

Mrs. Miller was preceded in death by three husbands; sister, La Rene Heatherly; son, Jerry V. Horn; and a grandson.

She is survived by her companion of 17 years, Frank Walling of Thermopolis; sister, Deane Bruyneel of Riverside; children and their spouses, Jane Horn of Medford, Ore., Ernest Horn of Estacada, Ore., Joseph Brasseur and wife, Thelma, of Eugene, Ore., and Lea Bryan and husband, Keith, of Juneau; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were made by Bryant Funeral Home in Wyoming.

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