John Clifton "Cliff" Miller
The service was a great celebration of Cliff's life. I especially enjoyed reading Cliff's writing of a few years ago--it was if he was there reciting them, and "so Cliff!" He was one of my favorite people, so much fun to be around, so talented, such a zest for life and making people laugh. Every time I would see Cliff, I would see that smile and mischievous look in his eyes... and I'd wait to hear what was rolling around in his mind that he would come up with. Always funny. I had the pleasure of working on a couple movies that he was in and enjoyed him on set--always the professional and always a superb performance. We were so glad to have him entertain the kids and parents as "Billy Badlander" at the Montgomery Old West Festival those years. That was one of the great characters he created... And the Walden Follies! He came up with the funniest skits, and you could tell how much he appreciated our enjoyment. Great comedic timing!
Over the last few years it was obvious that Cliff walked with pain, but he was determined to enjoy life. He's now able to run around heaven and entertain all. Cliff Miller was one who for sure, "God broke the mold after he made him." Peggie, and all of the family, I am sorry for your loss and know your incredible memories and faith will comfort.
Dear Peggie, Mike and Teddy,
I am so sorry to hear about Cliff. Please know that he has been a part of my stories for years. For example, "listen, I know this man, who has gotten into places you would not believe - just by carrying a briefcase and looking like he should be there." I think Cliff would like being in my stories. I hope that brings a smile of remembrance. Peace.
of course Cliff Miller at The Crighton always. I hear his voice each time i cross Cliff and Peggie's name with respect in the sidewalk. We crossed swords in the politics of The Crighton Cliff and i. Our views came from 2 generations of Crighton Players.. I now choose not to join a board and be embroiled in politics...I've lost old friends that way. Butt Adam and i will always hold Cliff dear as "the rat" in Adam's first show...Charlottes Web.
I asked Adam when he went to the Special Ed day this year at the Montgomery County Fair..."did you see the Human Cannonball"? He said "no"....i found myself worried.
Every year on Special Ed day Cliff dressed in coveralls with a WW1 flight cap and goggles. Cliff walked the fairgrounds entertaining all the kids and parents. Rain or shine for decades Cliff did this. Cliff did this great comic character improv about being "The Human Cannonball" shot out of a cannon for wheelchair kids who could only dream of riding the rides that swirled around them. Adam came to know him as "the rat" from their delicious days on and off stage....and Cliff would always single him out at the Fair for special attention.. Their smiles and laughter together....... are memories of exquisite beauty.Words fail me...
Karla and I have had such pleasure in knowing
Cliff. He was always so involved in all areas of the community. He will be very missed by all of us that had ever had the pleasure of his company. Our prayers are with Peggy and her family.
I knew Cliff through the Crighton Players. He always made me smile, no matter what was going on. Everyone who has ever been in a show with Cliff knows what a special person he was. How he could take a small part and make it a memorable one, a very unique talent. My prayers are with you, Peggi. God Bless.