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Celebrating the life of
Lowell Francis Miller
April 05, 1932 - January 14, 2017
Services under the direction of:
Bradshaw Carter
(713) 521-0066
No services are scheduled at this time.

LOWELL WAS THE LOVE OF MY SISTER, LINDITA'S LIFE. HE WAS A CHAMPION TO ME AS A TEENAGER, STUDENT NURSE AND YOUNG WOMAN.HE COUNSELED ME ON MANY ISSUES IN MY LFE, SOMETIMES AT CRITICAL TIMES, WHEN DUANE AND I WERE GETTING TO KNOW EACH OTHER. LINDITA AND LOWELL'S MARRIAGE WAS A SHINING EXAMPLE TO ALL WHO KNEW THEM.LOWELL'S HUMOR WAS SUBTLE. I HAVE TELL YOU ABOUT THE TIME HE WAS DATING LINDITA AND WAS SHOWING MY DADDY HIS NEW YELLOW NASH RAMBLER. HE SAID, "JACK, LOOK, I CAN MAKE THE SEATS RECLINE INTO A BED"! THOUGHT DADDY WOULD DIE ON THE SPOT. I WILL ALWAYS BE GRATEFUL TO BOTH OF THEM AND GAIN COMFORT AND A SMILE FROM MY MEMORIES OF LINDITA AND LOWELL.

DUANE&CHITA NEWTON, THORNTON,, CO.

Our beloved father Lowell Francis Miller, 84, recently from Houston, Texas died Saturday, January 14, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Linda Maria (Wright) Miller.
Lowell and Linda met in Galveston, Texas at a small dinner party organized by their married, respective bosses. They were the only invited guests. From that day forward, their life of adventure took them to Baltimore, Maryland, Winslow, Arizona, Mt. Edgecombe, Alaska and Fair Grove, Missouri as part of Lowell’s pharmacy work with the USPHS, which began after his graduation from the University of Arizona. Since the very beginning, each parent emphasized the importance of education and sent all seven children to college at a time when educating daughters in the field of science was not emphasized. This was based on both parents growing up during the depression and their lifelong emphasis on self-sufficiency. Lowell’s creative interests included science, history, woodworking, classical music, opera, sports (especially Sunday afternoon football) and car repairs. These interests were shared with all of his sons and daughters (!). During Sunday dinners after church, each child had to discuss something new they learned that week with the rest of the family. For many years, we did not meet anyone with the scope of knowledge, wisdom, anonymous generosity and kindness of our parents.
Lowell’s woodworking talents included the creation of furniture, clocks and children’s toys. His neighbors in Fair Grove would donate wood from fallen trees which were then crafted into treasured furniture.
Once their children graduated from high school, Linda began to volunteer in the Fair Grove School’s nurse’s office and also helped many younger children learn how to read. As this generation of children grew into young adults, they would check in at the nurse’s office to visit their adopted “mom” for advice about life and relationships.
Dad said he could not have lived his life without the organizational skills of mom. He frequently noted that George Patton “had nothing on your mother.” Even though Linda passed away in 2011, Dad continued to state he was “only married to her” and would not imagine a life with someone else. His last musical request was a mutually favorite recording of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 (the Pastoral Symphony). Their sixtieth wedding anniversary would have been March 2, 2017.
Lowell was preceded in death by his father, Harold R. Miller who is notably buried in the same cemetery as Al Capone. He was also preceded in death by his mother Frances Sittnick Miller, who didn’t believe voting should end merely with one’s burial.
Lowell and Linda are survived by Susan Miller and her husband Dan Dore’, John and Renee Miller, Laura and Dale Wilde, Louis and Jennifer Miller, Elizabeth Jacobs, Mary Katherine Miller, and Robert and Debbie Miller. They are survived by their grandchildren Grant, Rachel, Derrick, Blaise, Harrison, Patrick, Madeline, Christian, Brandon, Logan and Jake.
The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude and appreciation to Belmont Village at West University, the Woodshop group of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Dr. Heidi Matus, Dr. Michael Stephen, Houston Methodist Hospital, Jill Kubesch, Erica Duenez and all of his friends in Fair Grove, Missouri and Houston, Texas.
A memorial service is planned for later in the year, where both Lowell and his wife Linda’s lives will be celebrated together. Their love of Beethoven, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Verdi, Puccini, Debussy and mom’s mezzo-sopranic serenade of Ave Maria will continue to provide a musical tapestry to our lives as we honor their memories.

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LOWELL WAS THE LOVE OF MY SISTER, LINDITA'S LIFE. HE WAS A CHAMPION TO ME AS A TEENAGER, STUDENT NURSE AND YOUNG WOMAN.HE COUNSELED ME ON MANY ISSUES IN MY LFE, SOMETIMES AT CRITICAL TIMES, WHEN DUANE AND I WERE GETTING TO KNOW EACH OTHER. LINDITA AND LOWELL'S MARRIAGE WAS A SHINING EXAMPLE TO ALL WHO KNEW THEM.LOWELL'S HUMOR WAS SUBTLE. I HAVE TELL YOU ABOUT THE TIME HE WAS DATING LINDITA AND WAS SHOWING MY DADDY HIS NEW YELLOW NASH RAMBLER. HE SAID, "JACK, LOOK, I CAN MAKE THE SEATS RECLINE INTO A BED"! THOUGHT DADDY WOULD DIE ON THE SPOT. I WILL ALWAYS BE GRATEFUL TO BOTH OF THEM AND GAIN COMFORT AND A SMILE FROM MY MEMORIES OF LINDITA AND LOWELL.

DUANE&CHITA NEWTON, THORNTON,, CO.


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