Donald O'Keefe Miller
Nov 22, 1933 - Apr 13, 2013
Donald O’Keefe Miller, 79 died at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Wyoming on April 13, 2013. At his request no services will be held and cremation has taken place. Memorial contributions to the Tough Enough for Cancer Fund in care of Davis Funeral Home would be appreciated.
He was born on November 22, 1933, in Ticonderoga, New York, son of Reginald C. and Helen M. (O’Keefe) Miller.
Donald graduated from Newcomb High School in Newcomb, NY in 1951.
Mr. Miller served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict from 1951 until he was honorably discharged in 1959.
On July 6, 1957, he married Marla Jean Neill in Ticonderoga, NY.
Mr. Miller worked for Bendix at the Kennedy Space Center during the Apollo and Sky Lab programs and was on all the back up launch teams. During this time he was able to meet President Nixon and the astronaut, John Young. In 1977, he began working for Church and Dwight until his retirement in 1993.
Donald and his family lived in New York for over 30 years, they spent 10 years in Florida, 23 years in Green River and in 2000 moved to Riverton.
Mr. Miller was a member of the NRA and the American Legion Post 19.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, reading and star gazing.
Survivors include his wife of Riverton; son, Walter Reginald “Reggie” Miller and his wife Roberta of Riverton; daughter, Denise Miller and her husband, Edward Phillips of Green River; 4 grandchildren, Seneca and Donald Phillips and Kendra and Kellen Miller; and 4 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Walter Miller and sister, Margaret Norris.
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Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.