James Miller, age 83, of Butte Montana passed away in the comfort of his own home with his family at his side on Wednesday March 2, 2022, late morning. Exactly one year from his beloved wife’s passing.
James was born March 27, 1938 in Dixon, Illinois to Wilma Overturf and Andrew Miller. He was an incredible loving individual. He met his wife Karen (Tutu) at a young age. James and Karen were married 1967 in Coeur d’Alene Idaho. James was a single dad and family man with five children at the time of their marriage. He and Karen had one child together from their marriage, a son, Carl J. Miller who preceded him in death in 1988. James was involved in Motocross with his son Carl. James was a loving father and provider for his family. James worked at the Butte post office as a sorter and retired after 25 years of service. He acquired Rocky Mountain Martial Arts of Butte, Mt in 1987. In 1990 he owned RMMA and taught many children and adults within the 25 years of owning and teaching Tae kwon do until 2014 when he ended his journey as owner of the RMMA Club as a Master in Tae kwon do but would often go to the club and help instruct the classes.
James had a selfless heart and always helped the children in the community through the Rocky Mountain Martial Arts. Within this he always adopted a family in need and had his club provide for one family in the community to help celebrate Christmas. He also helped his grandsons Garrett Alan and Robert Miller (RJ) reach to 3rd Dan black belt and granddaughter-in-law Francesca Miller get her 1st degree Dan Black belt. James helped many more people reach their goals in the world of Taekwondo and taught many life lessons such as never giving up and finding their indomitable spirit for success in Taekwondo and in life events. James was also involved in Big Brothers and Big Sisters for a short period of time. James had a huge role in the Montana Democrat Party.
In addition to his beloved wife Karen and son Carl, he was preceded in death by his parents, brothers – Gene (Betty) Miller, Don (Mary) Miller, Kenny (Marie) Miller, Bill Miller and sister Bonnie Miller. James is survived by his children, James (Colleen) Miller of Butte, Garrett (Cathy) Miller of Butte, Tina (Gordan) Mellott of Spokane, Washington, Jody Tiedermann and Shelly Tiedermann. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, extended family and friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday March 12, 2022, at 11am at Star Lanes Bowling Center. Address 4601 Harrison Ave, Butte, MT.
In lieu of buying flowers, we would much more appreciate if you would bring pictures and memories of Master James Miller.
Interment of his cremated remains will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Anaconda, MT at a later time.
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Axelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been privileged to care for Jim and his family.