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Charlie Grant Miller

Charlie Grant Miller, "Chuck," age 84, passed away quietly on June 14, 2018, in Clifton, Arizona. Chuck Miller was born on July 30, 1933, in Douglas, Arizona, to Harry and Mildred Miller. As a child he worked on the family ranch until he accepted a position at Phelps Dodge in Bisbee, Arizona, where he worked until 1974. At this time, he moved to Clifton, Arizona, still working for Phelps Dodge as a welder/boilermaker. He retired from Phelps Dodge in July 1997. Chuck Miller was a great family man and a loving father. He married Gabrielle in 1981, and the couple acquired several mules, horses, cats and dogs. Chuck was a social, active man who was deeply involved in music with his band "The Western Wanglers," inventing and community involvement for the majority of his life. He enjoyed baseball, especially the Diamondbacks, hunting and fishing. His family and friends will always remember his magnetic personality and as giving person. He will always be our "Master of Innovation." Chuck is survived by: his wife, Gabrielle Miller of Clifton, AZ; daughters, Toni (Larry) Vance of Pima, AZ, Patsy (Ricky) Trahan of Longville, LA and Charla (John) Wear of Lakeside, AZ; brother, Al Miller of Arvada, CO; along with 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by: his mother, Mildred Miller; father, Harry Miller; and sister, Thelma Hollingsworth. Funeral services for Chuck will be conducted Thursday morning, June 21, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., at Vining Funeral Home's "Chapel of the Valley," by Pastor Ken Roshon, hospice chaplain of the Arizona Family Hospice. Concluding services will follow in the Ward Canyon Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday morning, from 10:00 a.m. until service time at 11:00 a.m., also at the funeral home.

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Guestbook

Sorry for your loss Sugar Bear. Always enjoyed working around Chuck when we had the chance. He always considered everyone's feelings and made the job a little more bearable. Take Care... Jesse

Jesse Smith Jun 22 2018 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss Sugar Bear. Always enjoyed working around Chuck when we had the chance. He always considered everyone's feelings and made the job a little more bearable. Take Care... Jesse

Jesse Smith Jun 22 2018 12:00 AM

My thoughts and Prayers are with you. It is a loss. I know he will be so missed by you all, and i am happy i got to meet Chuck when you all came to visit in Alaska.

connie zellweger Jun 22 2018 12:00 AM

Chuck was such a vital part of our family. He was always dependable whether it be asking his advice or needing something fixed. I remember when Gaby first introduced him to the family and how happy she was. He reminded me of Tommy Lee Jones. Chuck was intelligent, strong and caring. I remember going to visit my parents and one of the kids wanted to stay outside, he would tell me to go ahead, they would be okay. When I came out they would be watching what he was doing and he would take the time to explain it to them. He was always about working, fishing and hunting and finding the most successful method. He helped me in hard times and I am thankful. I will always remember him for the wonderful, honest and honorable man he was. The enjoyment he gave when he played the mandolin or banjo. I bet he is fishing with my Dad right now!! Love you Gaby, Charla, John and kids, Aunt Charlotte. You're in my thoughts and prayers. :purple_heart::purple_heart::purple_heart::pray::pray::pray:

Linda Meras Jun 22 2018 12:00 AM

Chuck was such a vital part of our family. He was always dependable whether it be asking his advice or needing something fixed. I remember when Gaby first introduced him to the family and how happy she was. He reminded me of Tommy Lee Jones. Chuck was intelligent, strong and caring. I remember going to visit my parents and one of the kids wanted to stay outside, he would tell me to go ahead, they would be okay. When I came out they would be watching what he was doing and he would take the time to explain it to them. He was always about working, fishing and hunting and finding the most successful method. He helped me in hard times and I am thankful. I will always remember him for the wonderful, honest and honorable man he was. The enjoyment he gave when he played the mandolin or banjo. I bet he is fishing with my Dad right now!! Love you Gaby, Charla, John and kids, Aunt Charlotte. You're in my thoughts and prayers. :purple_heart::purple_heart::purple_heart::pray::pray::pray:

Linda Meras Jun 22 2018 12:00 AM

My thoughts and Prayers are with you. It is a loss. I know he will be so missed by you all, and i am happy i got to meet Chuck when you all came to visit in Alaska.

connie zellweger Jun 22 2018 12:00 AM

Gabrielle, so sorry for your loss. Your memories of your life together will always be with you. Gabrielle, you and your family have my deepest sympathy Ingrid

Ingrid Gray Jun 21 2018 12:00 AM

Gabrielle, so sorry for your loss. Your memories of your life together will always be with you. Gabrielle, you and your family have my deepest sympathy Ingrid

Ingrid Gray Jun 21 2018 12:00 AM

Only met him once when you all came to see Uncle Ray here in Indiana. But he seemed to be quite the character. I'm sure he will be missed.

Sally Livingston Jun 20 2018 12:00 AM

Only met him once when you all came to see Uncle Ray here in Indiana. But he seemed to be quite the character. I'm sure he will be missed.

Sally Livingston Jun 20 2018 12:00 AM