Well it finally happened after what I thought was a pretty good fight. Cancer won on April 13, 1997 at my home in American Fork although I have the last laugh, when I died so did my cancer.
I was born May 25, 1928 to Carlos Dutton and Vera Banks Miller in Provo, Utah. I have three sisters, Lawana, Mary Jean and Alene. I grew up in Provo, Vineyard and Pleasant View. I graduated from Lincoln High School in 1946. I joined the Marine Corps and served two years.I married Sherrie Drage in 1949 and later divorced. To us four beautiful children were born; Toni Jill, Mikol Bruce, Tami Vae and Sherrie Elizabeth (Liz). I worked at Speckarts Market in Provo for a few years. I owned and operated Bruce's Market in Orem. I was hired as District Sales Manager for Schwinn Bicycle Company. It was the greatest job in the world. There was never a day I didn't want to go to work.
In 1972 I married Bernice E. Garlick. Not only did I get a beautiful bride, but also four more wonderful children; Debbie Anne, Susan Camille, Robert Blaine and Joni Bernice. Bernice and I produced our very special son, Jason Bruce.
I have been an active member of the LDS Church over the years serving as Young Men president, Sunday School president, Teacher's and Deacon's advisor, Gospel Doctrine teacher, served with the bishopric and with the High Priest Group leadership.
Before I met the angels, I had the opportunity to appear in a few episodes of "Touched By An Angel". My real claim to fame was to appear on the cover and in the "Staying Power" story in the 1995 issue of Selling Magazine.
I will certainly miss my beautiful wife, children, 28 grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. But it will only be a little season until we are all together again. Right now I am enjoying a great reunion with my father, mother, my sister Mary Jean and the many relatives and friends who have gone on before.
So until we meet again, I leave you my love. Remember me for I'll be remembering you. Sincerely, C. Bruce Miller.
In addition to the above mentioned survivors, Bruce is also survived by his step-mother, Elva Miller, and his brothers-in-law, Maurice Johnson, Robert Pearson, G. J. Garlick, Gary Peay and Robert Brimhall, sisters-in-law, Elaine Garlick, O'Leah Peay, Lorraine Garlick, and Margaret Brimhall.
Funeral Services will be Wednesday, 11 a.m. in the American Fork 21st Ward, 280 North 900 East. Friends may call at Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, American Fork, Tuesday 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday at the Church one hour prior to services. Interment, American Fork Cemetery. Military Rites by VFW, District 4.
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