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Idaho State Journal, 06/29/12
GEORGETOWN - DeLee Roy Miller, 83, passed away on June 27, 2012, in Montpelier, Idaho.
He was born to Richard W. and Inez Campbell Miller on May 23, 1929, in Victor, Idaho. As a
child he was raised in Driggs, ldaho, and then his family moved to St. Anthony, Idaho,
where he graduated from high school. He served an LDS mission in the New England states.
Upon returning from his mission he was sealed for time and all eternity to Aleen Little
in the LDS Salt Lake City Temple on September 17, 1951.
He was drafted in December of 1951 to serve in the Korean War. He served two years,
returning home in the fall of 1953.
DeLee and Aleen made their first home in Pocatello, where he worked at Bannock Motors
and continued his education at ISU, graduating as a diesel mechanic. Together the couple
adopted six children. ln 1965, they moved their family to Georgetown, Idaho, where DeLee
worked for Rex's Sales and Service in Soda Springs.
Later, he worked for Simplot and then as a mechanic for Caribou County, where he
retired in June 1992, right after he lost his beloved wife, Aleen, on April 21, 1992.
On September 20, 1997, he married Sylvia Ernst Hammans in Georgetown, Idaho.
DeLee was an active member of the LDS Church and served in several positions including
bishop, high councilman, several bishoprics, and a worker at the Logan LDS Temple. He was
a lifetime Scouter, earning his Eagle Scout as a youth and he continued to work in
Scouting throughout his adult life. He held many district scouting positions and earned
his Silver Beaver. He always said his favorite calling was being a scoutmaster where he
influenced young men for generations.
He is survived by his wife, Sylvia Miller, of Georgetown; sons, Paul (Gay) Miller of
Georgetown, Richard (RaNae) Miller of ldaho Falls; daughters, Tracie (Tom) Berish of
Logan, Utah, Kayleen (Joseph) Marble of Lehi, Utah; stepchildren, Mike (Terry) Hammans of
Fairbanks, Alaska, Nancy Talbot and Kelle (Kelly) Cazier of Montpelier. He was also a
loving grandfather to 25 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in
death by his wife, Aleen, daughter, LeAnn, son, Robert, granddaughters, Mandi and
Brittany, his parents, brothers, Max and Garn, and stepson, Jerry Hammans.
DeLee was a great man who will be dearly missed by all who knew him but mostly by his
Services will be held at the Georgetown, Idaho LDS Chapel, Saturday, June 30, 2012, at
11 a.m. A viewing, prior to the funeral, will be held from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Interment
will be in the Georgetown Cemetery with services under the direction of Matthews Mortuary
The family would like you to consider a donation to the Boy Scouts of America Troop 679
of Georgetown First Ward or Troop 680 of Georgetown Second Ward.
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