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ROBERT LEE "BOB" MILLER Passed away November 16, 2012 at the age of 83. Bob was born October 28, 1929 in Rocky Ford, Colorado. Bob was the last of 9 children of his father Charles Abraham and mother Mary Ellen Kelly. Shortly after graduating from high school he rode a WWII surplus Harley Davidson motorcycle from Colorado to California where he soon joined the U.S. Marine Corp. He attended Intelligence Specialist training at Lowry Air Force Base in Denver, CO and was assigned to the Marine's 1st. Division Air Wing and proudly served as an Aviation Intelligence Officer in the Korean War. After his honorable discharge as a Sergeant, he married Norma Jo of Corona, CA on October 11, 1953 in Santa Barbara, CA. After living in Carpinteria, CA for a short time they moved to Corona, CA and then permanently to Riverside where he's lived since 1956. Bob was a Union Carpenter for over 55 years. His loving wife, Norma "Jo", preceded him in death. He is survived by his daughter Kim Martinez and son-in-law Robert; daughter Robin Gorman; son Kelly and daughter-in-law Ruth Ann; along with 4 grandchildren: Blake Robert Martinez, Cailin Corrin Miller, Rochelle Jo Gorman and Sean Kelly Gorman, as well as his great-grandson, Liam Jay Richardson. Two sisters also survive him: Vera "Patty" Smith and Marguerite "Margie" Schlegel, both of Colorado, as well as many loving nephews and nieces. A memorial service will be held at Riverside National Cemetery, Staging Area #1, on Friday, Nov. 30th at 2:00 pm, with a reception following at his daughter Kim's home. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in Bob's name to the Veterans of Foreign Wars via: VFW.org/contributions. Arlington Mortuary, Directors (800) 275-4648 www.arlingtonmortuary.com

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Published in Press-Enterprise on Nov. 24, 2012
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