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Minnie Mae Miller (1920-2013) Obituary

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Minnie Mae Miller (1920-2013) Obituary

Posted: 7 May 2013 3:54PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Miller, Waggoner
Caribou County Sun, Mar. 21,2013


M. Mae Miller, 92, of Salmon, passed away Friday, March 15, 2013, in Salmon. Minnie Mae was born April 19, 1920, in Des Lacs, N.D., the daughter of Robert Shannon Waggoner and Mary Effie "Terry" Waggoner. When Mae was 9 years old, the family moved to Minnesota, where she attended country school through 10th grade.

Mae married Delbert Miller on June 9, 1938, in Bemidji, Minn. They moved to Salmon in 1942, where Delbert was employed by Miller Brothers Trucking Line, which was owned and operated by his brothers, Howard and Leon "Shorty" Miller. Mae's job was to take care of Shorty's daughter, Jennie, clean house and cook for the truck drivers. Delbert entered the U.S. Army in December 1943. Upon receiving his honorable medical discharge, they returned to Bagley, Minn., with their baby, Roger. A daughter, Linda, was born in 1948. In the fall of 1949, the family moved back to Salmon, where Delbert again worked for Miller Brothers. A daughter, Jeanne, was born in 1950. Mae worked at the Salmon Bakery, National Laundry and King B Jerky for many years.

She is survived by her daughters, Linda Matthews of Boise and Jeanne (Tony) Varilone of Soda Springs; daughter-in-law, Kay Miller of Salmon; special friend, Marion Matthews of Boise; five grandchildren, Rick (Theresa) Miller and Dixie Graves, both of Salmon, David Anderson (Justin Buckley) of Emeryville, Calif., Mike (Alison) Varilone of Jackson, Wyo., Heidi (Chris) Thompson of Soda Springs; eight great-grandchildren, Katrina (Rocky) Novack, Michelle Miller and Hailey Watkins, all of Pocatello, Rickki Thompson and Kayla Watkins, both of Soda Springs, and Trey and Jordan Graves and Jonell (Weston) Kerbs, all of Salmon; great-great-granddaughter, Sara Kerbs of Salmon; sisters-in-law, Mary Waggoner and Evelyn Waggoner, both of Bagley, Minn.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert; son, Roger; brothers, Russell, Edgar, Robert, Ray and Roy Waggoner; and sisters, Cecile Rotzien and Carrie Pingrey.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, with Mickey Tewalt of the Lighthouse Church conducting at Jones & Casey Funeral Home in Salmon. Viewing will be from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday before services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Salmon Cemetery, with Mae's grandchildren as pallbearers.

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