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Vernard Clinton Miles

1935 - 2015 Obituary Condolences

Vernard Clinton Miles, 79, passed away June 5, 2015 in Alamogordo, New Mexico. He was born on July 21, 1935 in Brunswick, Maine, to Walter and Pearl (Tripp) Miles.

When he was 17, Vernard enlisted in the National Guard but by the age of 20, became restless and joined the U.S. Air Force in June of 1956, a decision that would take him around the globe during what became a 20 year career, retiring from the Air Force in June of 1976 having attained the rank of Technical Sergeant.

Shortly after joining the Air Force, Vernard married Hazel Anne Twite in Fakenham, Norfolk, England on September 3, 1958.
After retiring form the USAF, Vernard started a cleaning business, Miles Cleaning Service, which he owned for 23 years.

Vernard is survived by his loving English Rose, Hazel Miles, the love of his life of 57 years; his children, Christine and her husband Oscar Montoya of Windsor Locks, Connecticut; Crystal Taylor and her partner Curtis Wayne Robertson of Barnhart, Texas; Christalane Collins and her partner Daniel Olivas of Albuquerque, New Mexico; Carel and her husband Joe Hardin of Alamogordo, New Mexico; Vernard Miles Jr. of Las Cruces, New Mexico; James Miles and his partner Oralia Pina of Eldorado, Texas; and by one sister, Marguerite A. Mitchell of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers: Joey Hardin, Shane Hardin, Oscar Montoya, Brad Batte, Joe Hardin, Vernard Miles III.
Honorary Pallbearer: Curtis Wayne Robertson.

Goodbye Daddy, we will love you forever. Until we meet again, may you rest in the hands of the Lord.

The family will receive visitors from 9 a.m.-10 a.m. on Thursday, June 11,2015, at the Alamogordo Funeral Home Chapel. A Memorial Service will follow from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. and burial will take place at Monte Vista Cemetery from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

The Miles family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the services.
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from June 9 to July 8, 2015
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