My students have watched the National Geographic video on glaciers for years. With three classes of earth science students every semester, and I first starting showing the video at least 10 years ago, I feel like I knew Dr. Miller. I encourage my students to research the experts we see in our videos, so we have followed his legacy as well. What a wonderful scientist he was.
I'm seven yours gone from Juneau after 31 years there. I'll never forget a chamber lunch where your Dad gave the news to our movers and shakers about anthropogenic global warning. I spoke with him briefly and know that his life's work will have a profound affect on the future of the world, he has the ice cores.
All the best to you and your family, one of these days I will be back for a visit, I spent 31 years in Juneau and I am a lifelong Alaskan.
If you're ever in the Rogue Valley look us up, I love all my Alaskan friends and welcome you all to my home.
All the Best,
I'll never forget the ice field experience in 1987. I saw Dr. Miller about 2 years ago at Juneau's Concerts in the Park. He remembered me, even after having mentored some 4,000 students over the years. He did a lot for so many.
I can't be sad, he was a great Man and his journey ended well, he left behind great teachings and a wonderful family...RIP my dear friend and thanks.......BCW..La Paz, Bolivia
Dr. Miller was special in so many ways. We met the Millers in the 1970's, and I never saw him when he was not enthusiastic about life - his and everyone else's. Once he and Ross were stranded on the ice-field for a week. They had gone up to prepare for students, but got weathered in. When they got back to Juneau, even though students and professors had been there a week and wife Joan was "sitting" them, Dr. Miller and son arrived full of stories about the wonderful adventure they had. JIRP purchased an abandoned hospital in Atlin BC so students would have a place to stay and review summer's findings before returning to their homes at end of season. Jim and I went over and stayed there a few days one season end. After going to bed one night (our kids were already asleep), Dr. Miller knocked on everyone's door and insisted we go outside immediately. The reward was one of the most beautiful Aurora Borealis I ever saw. It looked like a cathedral over the building. Jim and I were fortunate to have seen Dr. Miller in September in Moscow. Typically, he was upbeat and wanted to get well so he could come back to Juneau. Dr. Miller's passing is a loss to his family, to his friends, and certainly to the scientific community. Ross, Lance and family: Please accept our love and condolences
It was impossible to have a boring conversation with this man-truly a "mountain man" and a man of curiosity and stamina.
He lived a long, exciting and productive life. I always considered him a Juneau resident who told us much about the land we live in. Hi work will live on of course.
I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Maynard. May our creator comfort and strengthen you for the days ahead.
From Moscow to Juneau, from deans office to underground mines to Mendenhall Ice our geologic paths crossed.... what a wonderful person to have been around. I've been lucky.
I am so happy I was able to hear him speak about his work. (His friend Judge Tom Steward invited him to speak for the Juneau World Affairs Council.) He was a great orator and truly loved nature and the outdoors. Truly, an admirable and inspirational person.
May his family have peace in that he lived a very fulfilling life, loving the beauty of creation all around him. But also, please be assured that his life will never be forgotten by the one who counts each one of us individually important...our Creator himself.---
BRAVO!!! WHAT A LIFE!!! WHAT A LEGACY!!!
To the Miller family: May you wrap yourself in the memories shared with your loved one.
Sorry to learn of Dr. Millers passing. A Great man. May he always be looking down from the Taku River mountain tops, where I met him 49 years ago.