RALPH P. MILLER Ralph P. Miller 82, a lifelong resident of Santa Fe, NM, loving Husband, Daddy Brother and Grandfather passed away on February 14, 2013 after a short illness. He is survived by his devoted wife of 57 years Celine, four beloved children Ralph "Glenn" Miller (wife Angela), Claudette Miller, Camille Miller, Celeste Casias (husband Billy), Grandchildren, Sabrina Quintana (husband Dez), Alfonso Nieto (wife Stacey), Jose Casias (wife Christy), Daniel Garduno (wife Sarah), Crystina Casias, and Victor Borrego (fiancï¿½ JoDean) , 13 great grandchildren. Sisters Ramona Lynn, Madalyn Ortiz (husband Albert), brother George Miller (wife Barbara). He was preceded in death by his parents George and Margaret Miller and his brothers Rudy and Michael Miller. Our Hunny, Daddy and Grandpa will be greatly missed. He was the "rock" of our lives. Ralph was born on September 23, 1930 to George and Margaret Miller. He was the third of six children. Ralph was a star football player at and graduated from Santa Fe High School in 1950 he attended St. Michael's College and was a proud member of the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He married the love of his life Celine Catanach in 1955 after many years of courtship. They had four children Ralph Glenn, Claudette, Camille and Celeste. Ralph was employed by the State of New Mexico for 28 years and retired from the Public Employees Retirement Board in December 1984. Our husband, Daddy and Grandpa took very good care of all of us, was an excellent husband, father, and grandfather. He took care of all of us willfully and happily. Our Daddy loved to watch sports especially the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, The Dallas Cowboys and the Los Angeles Lakers. We always knew where we could find him if there was a game on, he'd be sitting in his den, in his favorite chair watching it on TV. No matter what went on in our lives, through thick and thin he was always there for us and we will always and forever keep him in our hearts. We love you Always & Forever A visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 19 from 5 to 7 p.m .at Berardinelli Family Funeral Service where a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Santa Maria de la Paz Catholic Church on Wednesday, February 20 at 10:30 am with burial to follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505)984-8600 Please sign our guestbook for the family at: www.berardinellifuneralhome.com
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Berardinelli Family Funeral Service
1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505
Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900