George Lynn Miller, 81, of North Pole, died Aug. 24, 2013, at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital.|
George was born Nov. 29, 1935, to Paul and Mattie Miller in Craig or Hayden, Colo., depending on who's telling the story.
In 1965, George left Colorado to pursue his fortune and fame in the north country, coming to Alaska. There he met his wife, Joyce Purinton Miller. She brought with her a large family.
George is survived by his wife, of 41 years, Joyce Miller, of North Pole; three children, Jodi Schack, of North Pole; Stephan George Miller, of Valencia, Calif.; and Lori Miller, of Boise, Idaho; and two stepdaughters, Sherri Dodd, and Terry Schlotfeldt, both of North Pole. Included in that huge family are 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. George was soon to be a great-great-grandfather.
George was a heavy equipment operator out of the local operating engineer's No. 302. He was a general contractor operating George Miller construction for many years. George loved his community and his country, and he was ever ready with a story or joke. He always had his hand out to help the younger generations; he was a wonderful mentor to many.
George's family is going to celebrate his life from
2-6 p.m. Sept. 6, 2013, at Santa's Senior Center, 101 E. Fifth Ave., in North Pole. Please come by to share an anecdote, a story or joke, and say goodbye to George.
Arrangements are entrusted to Fairbanks Funeral Home.
Published in Daily News-Miner on Aug. 28, 2013