Guy C. Miller Sr.February 06,2013
Guy C. Miller Sr.
Guy C. Miller Sr.
CORINTH — Guy C. Miller Sr., 88, of Corinth, Vt., passed away peacefully at Rowan Court Nursing Home in Barre early Saturday morning, Feb. 2, 2013.
Guy was born Sept. 1, 1924, in Corinth to G. Stanley Miller and Dama (Butterfield) Miller. Guy was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Gloria Miller; his parents and his brothers, Ted and Stanley Miller; as well as his sisters, Iselle Miller and Mary (Miller) Lund.
Guy graduated from Bradford Academy in June of 1942.
Guy worked many local jobs during his lifetime. He was a logger, a farmer, a school bus driver and an auto mechanic. Throughout the years, he held several town offices within the town of Corinth, which included school director, and was a lifelong member of the Riverside Grange 455. In 2000, he was honored by the state of Vermont for his public service to the town of Corinth.
Guy had many interests and loves. One of his favorite things to do was gardening. Any person driving Route 25 would notice his garden from the road and be amazed by the sheer size of it. Another great love of Guy’s was contra dancing. Guy and his wife, Gloria, were very active with the Ed Larkin Contra Dancers. They spent many happy years dancing with friends and entertaining people.
Guy also spent most of his time in early spring on the Miller farm in Corinth boiling sap to make maple syrup, maple cream and maple candy. Guy would often tap up to 2,000 trees in one season. Oftentimes during good sap runs, he was known to spend days in his sugar house boiling 18 hours a day, doing what he had to do to get the syrup made. Each year, the signal of the end of sugaring season was the annual sugar-on-snow parties at Guy and Gloria Miller’s, which will sadly be missed.
Guy was a person who could be counted on. He was warm and caring but firm when he needed to be, especially if it involved federal, state or local government. Guy was quick with a smile and enjoyed a good story. It was this warm personality that allowed Guy to make friends wherever he went.
Guy is survived by his sons, Guy C. Miller Jr., Stanley W. Miller and his wife, Mary, all of Corinth; his grandchildren, Melissa Links and her husband, Brian, Jayson W. Miller and Guy C. Miller III. Guy’s great-grandchildren are Garrett S. Links, Megan G. Links and Guy Chase Miller.
Celebration of Guy’s life will be held Feb. 14, 2013, at 11 a.m. at East Orange Union Church. There are no calling hours. Burial will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Guy Miller Sr. to Grange 455.
The Hale Funeral Home of Bradford, Vt., is in charge of arrangements.
To view an online guest book, go to www.halefuneralhome.com.
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