Franklin Miles

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Miles, Franklin E. Ret. Maj. Gen.

Retired Major General Franklin E. Miles, age 93, passed away peacefully at home in Santa Fe, NM on December 26, 2016 after a short illness.

Franklin was born on January 4, 1923 to John E. and Susie Wade Miles, in Tucumcari, NM, one of 10 children. He spent his life as a devout family and military man and was a member of several civic and fraternal organizations. In 1974, Governor Bruce King appointed him adjutant general of the NM Army National Guard, a position he held for 11 years.

Franklin was preceded in death by his infant son Raymond, parents Governor and Mrs. John E. Miles, sisters Peggy Henrie, Mildred Adams, and Edna Greene, and brothers Wade Miles, Floyd Miles, and Lloyd Miles.

He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Patricia Miles, children & their spouses John Miles (Susie), Jeff Miles (Francie), Carl Miles (Yolanda), Donna Baca, Karin Olson (Paul) and

Lynnann Rose Miles, 13

grandchildren, 10 great

grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Funeral mass will be held on Monday, January 9, 2017, 9:30 am, at St. John's Methodist Church, 1200 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM, followed by Interment at 11:15 am at the Santa Fe National Cemetery, 501 N. Guadalupe St, Santa Fe, NM. A reception will take place at the Scottish Rite Masonic Lodge, 431 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in memory of Ret. Maj. Gen. Franklin E. Miles to: NMMI Foundation Inc., 101 West College Blvd, Roswell, NM 88201 or at The family would like to extend special thanks to Sergeant First Class Jeffrey Pacheco for his support and guidance through this very difficult time.

Published in Albuquerque Journal from Jan. 6 to Jan. 8, 2017