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Ryan A. Miller

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Lance Corporal Ryan A. Miller, born October 9, 1986 in Houston, TX, received the greatest homecoming of all when he went to be with the Lord September 14, 2006. Ryan was patrolling the sandy streets of Barwanah, Iraq one second and looking into Jesus Christ's face the next. Ryan was a third generation Marine joining the Corp February 14, 2005. He will be escorted home by his cousins, United States Army Ranger Staff Sergeant Jeramy Smith and United States Marine Corps Sergeant Christopher Fitzgerald. Ryan is survived by his very proud parents, Frank C. and Jeannine Maughmer Miller, Pearland; sister, Meghan Miller, College Station; brother Brandon Miller and wife Leasha, nieces Lydia and Shelby, Round Rock; grandmother, Betty Maughmer, Pearland; aunts and uncles Lyn Swan, Houston; Joan and Raymond Goodnight, Houston; Michelle and Dexter McKey, Willis; Denise Daniels, San Antonio; Cheryl and Lynn Maughmer, League City; numerous cousins and extended family and friends. Pallbearers will be The United States Marine Corps Honor Guard and Chad Buckmaster, Dennis Maxwell, Cordy Raney, Joey Tapp, Eric Thomson, Jason Touchstone, Sammy Sahagian, Shane Scarmardo and Josh Waldrop. Honorary Pallbearers are the remainder of Ryan's friends. The family will receive friends from 5:00pm-8:00pm Friday, September 22nd, at Fellowship Bible Church, 1720 E. Broadway in Pearland. The Celebration of Ryan's life will be at 10:00am Saturday, September 23rd, at First Baptist Church of Pearland, 3005 Pearland Pkwy, in Pearland. Interment will follow at Southpark Cemetery, 1310 N. Main, Pearland. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Semper Fi Fund for injured Marines at 825 College Blvd, Ste 102, Oceanside, CA, 92057, www.semperfifund.org, or to the Homeschool Christian Youth Association Baseball Program "Ryan Miller Memorial Scholarship Fund" at 707 Thornwood, Friendswood, TX 77546, www.hcyabaseball.com.

Published in Houston Chronicle on Sept. 22, 2006
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