Stanley Robert Miles

Stanley Robert Miles May 6, 1934 – March 27, 2013 Stanley Robert Miles of Fruita, CO, may have left us on March 27, 2013, but the seeds he planted will be reminders for generations to come. Born on May 6, 1934, to Wallace and Dorothy Miles, Stanley at the tender age of 17, began a 12 year Military Career featuring three separate tours serving in both Korea and Vietnam Wars. This was the place he decided to focus on his education. During this time he married the love of his life, Lorraine Johnson. They have one daughter, Leslie. After his military career, Stanley went on to get his Masters Degree in Education and taught from 1968 - 1992. It was here that that the seeds of his legacy were planted. As an educator he was an advocate of youth and an encourager of "sticking with it". Many consider him the person that helped mold and change the course of their life. As he leaves he asks that everyone pick up where he left off and continue to plant seeds of encouragement to youth. In his retirement years Stanley enjoyed Roping. His love for animals and horses allowed this to be his perfect retirement. He was always the Header. Stanley leaves behind to carry on his legacy, his lovely wife, Lorraine; daughter and son-in law, Terry and Leslie Vice; grandchildren, Hillary and Tyler; brothers, Bill (Jeanne) Miles, Gunnison, CO, and Donald (Delores) Miles, Colorado Springs, Colorado. He also has many nieces and nephews that gave him great joy. He is preceded in death by his parents, Wallace and Dorothy Miles, and brother, Jack Miles (Marilyn). A Memorial Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, 762 Horizon Drive, Grand Junction, CO on April 11, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m. interment with full Military Honors at Veteran's Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers make a donation to . Online information/condolences legacyfuneralhomegj.com.

Published in The Daily Sentinel on Apr. 7, 2013