Bill Miller passed away Saturday, July 2, 2022 at St. James Hospital after an accident at his home on June 30, 2022 at the age of 80. Bill was born in Ramsay, Michigan to Shirley (Harris) Leppanen and Douglas Miller. Bill married Sharon Moody on November 29, 1960. They had one daughter, Vicki. Bill worked at Anaconda Company and retired from Montana Resources. Bill loved doing mechanical work in the privacy of his own garage. He was working on several projects in his garage. He loved spending summers at the H&C Campgound/Hauser Lake. He loved fishing, especially trolling with his wife, Sharon. He loved watching his grandson, Cody race the HCMA motocross in Montana and several races in Idaho. He wanted to watch Huntley compete in dance and watch Dayton race motocross and play hockey. He wasn’t able to due to his back pain. Huntley did so well with her competitions and won awards for tap, hip hop and jazz. Dayton won 2nd and 4th place trophies on Sunday, July 10, 2022. Dayton looked up in the sky and said his papa was watching him. Those trophies and awards are for you Big Papa. Most of all, Bill loved to argue with Joe.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Patsy and Karen; in-laws, Harley and Pauline Moody, Linda Connors. He is survived by his wife, Sharon; daughter Vicki (Joe) Stevenson; grandson, Cody (Cheyenne) Stevenson; great granddaughter, Huntley; great grandson, Dayton; brother, Jack, sisters; Prudy, Sharon Ann, Vickie, Darlene, and Sandee; sister-in-laws, Barbara and Diana; his dog, Sassy, he adopted when his sister Karen passed away. Vicki and Joe’s macaw, Sadee. He loved Sadee and was looking forward to her spending a week with him. Cremation has taken place.
Services, privately organized by the family, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 15, 2022 at the Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Reception to follow at the church, 1621 Thornton Ave. Donations may be made to the Butte Animal Shelter or Aldersgate United Methodist Church.
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Axelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been privileged to care for Bill and his family.