Edwin "Perry" Miller (1922 - 2017)

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Edwin "Perry" Miller, 95, of Brighton, died Oct. 10 in Brighton.  He was born June 15, 1922, in Lincoln, Nebraska to John H. and Joy (Mills) Miller. 
He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1940 and attended the University of Nebraska for one year before being drafted into the US Air Corps.  He served in WWII as a B25 pilot trainer. 
Perry married Janet Wetzel Feb. 14, 1941 in Lincoln, Nebraska.  She preceded him in death in 1971.  He married Jewel White in April 1977 in Brighton.
Perry lived in Brighton since 1971, an original homeowner of the Van Aire community.  He was a member of the Brighton United Methodist Church; the Brighton Rotary Club; and the Flying Lunch Bunch.  Flying was a life-long love of Perry's, a pilot since the age of 16. He achieved his goal in 1976 of owning a Staggerwing Beech.  He spent numerous years racing sports cars and was a member of the Sports Car Club of America.  
Perry owned and operated Denver Imported Cars for many years.  He instilled his love for flying into his grandchildren and his love of fast cars in his daughter, Nancy.  He was a loving and caring grandfather and a fantastic father.
Survivors include his wife; daughter, Nancy (Michael Biglan) Miller, of Brighton; stepchildren, Gary, Diane, Cindy and David; brother, Dick (Kaye) Miller, of Lincoln; two grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one step great-grandchild. 
His first wife, Janet; and grandson, Case Densmore in 2000, preceded him in death.
A memorial service is at 11 a.m. Wednesday Oct. 18, at Brighton United Methodist Church, 635 S. Eighth Ave.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado, P.O. Box 17614, Boulder 80308
Tabor-Rice Funeral Home handled arrangements.
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Tabor Rice Funeral Home
75 S. 13th Ave
Brighton, CO 80601
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Published in Brighton Standard Blade on Oct. 18, 2017
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