Francis McDowell Miller

Francis McDowell Miller
August 14, 1922 - November 15, 2013
Resident of Aptos
Francis "Fran" Miller, 91, died peacefully in his home on November 15, 2013.
Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, he survived the Depression and went on to serve as a pilot in the United States Army Air Corps during WWII. He flew the Pacific transporting supplies, evacuating the wounded and was selected for a number of top security assignments, one of which was to fly the Japanese surrender papers back to Washington, DC.
Fran pursued a successful career in sales and high level management within IBM and enjoyed a long, travel and activity filled retirement, residing in Aptos, CA for the past 25 years.
He is survived by his daughters, Sallie, Lisa, Jennifer, Lynne and Lauren and long-time companion Audrey Twisselman.
He will be missed and remembered at a gathering of family and friends on Saturday, January 11, 4 pm, at the Imperial Courts Tennis Club, 2505 Cabrillo College Drive, Aptos, CA 95003.


Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on Jan. 5, 2014