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January 18, 1925 - January 6, 2023
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Wanda L. Miller
January 18, 1925 – January 6, 2023
Wanda Louise (Caddy) Miller passed away on January 6, 2023, at Heidi’s Chateau in Montrose Colorado.
Born in Montrose, Colorado on January 18, 1925, Wanda was the oldest of three children born to Arthur W. and Edna V. (Button) Caddy. A lifelong resident of the Colona community Wanda graduated 8th grade from Colona School in 1938 and 12th grade from Ridgway High School in 1942.
Following graduation, Wanda applied and was accepted into a national training program established by President Roosevelt to aid WWII war effort on the home front. Wanda was proud to have served as a civilian office worker for Air Service Command, Hill Air Base, Ogden, Utah.
Returning to Colona in 1944, Wanda married J. Floyd Miller on April 14, 1945, in Montrose, Colorado. They celebrated 55 years of marriage before his passing in 2000.
After working at various jobs, Wanda returned to federal employment in 1967 with Bureau of Reclamation then Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) until 1985. An active member of Colona Grange for 73 years, Wanda was involved in obtaining Colorado Preservation Inc’s Threatened and Endangered Places status and Ouray County and Colorado State Historic Site designations for Colona School and Grange.
She was preceded in death by husband J. Floyd Miller, parents Art and Edna Caddy, brother Don Caddy, sister Edna M. (Caddy) Whitener along with numerous Aunts, Uncles and cousins.
She is survived by son Jim (Jan) Miller of Montrose, daughter Cara Miller of Colona, granddaughter Christine (Bill) Sammons and family of Gunnison, CO, grandson Jim Miller and family of Texas, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, sisters in law Thelma Caddy of Montrose and Betty Follman of Grand Junction, CO, brother-in-law Howard Miller of Cortez, CO along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The family would like to thank Montrose Fire Protection District ambulance services, Montrose hospital, Hope West and Heidi’s Chateau for their services during Wanda’s final months.
A memorial service will be held in the spring.
Crippin Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the family. 970-249-2121