Boyd Miller - June 10, 2009Boyd Delane Miller died Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at his home in Culbertson, Neb., after a courageous battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was 67 years old.
Boyd was born on Sept. 4, 1941 in Stapleton, Neb., to Lloyd Dewayne and Halcyon Victoria (Lutes) Miller. He graduated from Indianola High School in 1960 and continued his education at McCook College. He served with the National Guard from 1960 until 1961.
Boyd was united in marriage to Nancy Jean (McCormick) Manary on Dec. 14, 1991 at Grainton, Neb. Together they combined their families and loved six children. They made their home in Culbertson where Boyd was employed by Burlington Northern Railroad as a signal maintainer until his health no longer permitted him to work.
He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Culbertson and Burlington Northern Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen. He loved to throw horseshoes and play tennis and won many trophies in competition including the Senior Games at Kearney.
He was an avid golfer and was an instrumental part of planning, organizing and building the Culbertson golf course and walking trail. Among other favorites included hunting and fishing. His most enjoyment came from telling stories and spending time with his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Halcyon Miller; two brothers, Jarol and Jesse Miller; son-in-law Dale Emhovick; grandson Shane Miller; and brother-in-law Eldon Blake.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy Miller of Culbertson; former wife, Barbara Masur of Culbertson; sons, Todd Miller and wife Teri, Travis Miller and wife Brenda, all of Culbertson and step-son, Rob Manary of Wallace, Neb.; daughters Cheryl Miller of Kearney, Neb., Diane Emhovick of Maxwell, Neb., and Myndi and husband Brad Schumer, of North Platte, Neb.; one brother, Casey Miller of Denver, sister Patricia Blake of Avon, Ohio; sisters-in-law, Judy Miller of Edison and Mitzi Hargis of St. Joseph, Mo.; 13 grandchildren, Sarah and Josh Emhovick; Taylor, Andrea, Cierra and Kaylee Miller; William, Robert and Blake Miller; Bradee and Nathan Manary; and Gavin and Kason Schumer; and a host of family and friends.
Memorials may be given in his name.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 13, 2009, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Culbertson with Pastor Richard Karr officiating.
Inurnment was at Miller Cemetery near Ringold, Neb.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook was in charge of the arrangements.