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Thelda L. Miller


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Thelda L. Miller Obituary
Thelda L. Miller, 76, of Ruidoso, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. She was born Aug. 4, 1936, in Carbon, Texas, to Jasper and Lorena Phelps.
Thelda attended both Cloudcroft High School and Carbon High School in Texas, where she graduated. She was Otero County's Cotton Queen, and loved basketball and horses. She was blessed with three daughters and one son who were her world.
In October 1974, she married her partner in crime and soul mate, Claude Miller, and together they never had a dull moment. In 1978, she was again blessed with her first grandchild, with seven more to follow. She enjoyed being a business woman, gardener, mother and, most importantly, a "Mamaw."
Thelda is survived by her husband of 38 years, Claude O. Miller; brother Jay Allen Phelps and family; her children: Lynelda Cypher, Cindy Turri Davis, Brenda McDaniel, Jeff Davis and wife, Sylvia, Mickey Miller and wife, Lita, Mitzi Perryman, Max Miller, Claudia Miller and husband, Danny, and Mark Miller and wife, Theresa;numerous loving grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and countless friends and family.
Thelda was preceded in death by father Jasper Phelps; mother Lorena Phelps; brothers Darell and Ronald Phelps; nephew Stuart Phelps; niece Sherry Phelps; and grandson Cody McDaniel.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Gateway Church of Christ of Ruidoso.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Cancer Resource Center, 1212 E. Ninth St., Suite E, Alamogordo, NM 88310.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.lagroneruidoso.com.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Aug. 24 to Sept. 23, 2012
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