The Curry Coastal Pilot

Former Brookings resident Kae V. "KV" Miller, 90, of Logan, Utah, died Oct. 24, 2011, at his home, in Logan, of complications of prostate cancer.

He was born July 29, 1921, in Hyrum, Utah, to Verna A. Miller and Lola (Johnson) Miller.

KV grew up in Hyrum, spending part of the summers in Blue Creek on the dry farm. He had an older sister, Betsy. When he was 11 his mother, died from respiratory failure. His father then married Matilda Abeschier, and they had two children, Gerald and Maurine.

KV married Leona "Toni" Hatch on Nov. 12, 1941, and they lived in Hyrum and Logan. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 1959, KV moved the family to North Ogden where he founded and operated Stucki-Miller Inc. until 1987.

After his retirement KV was physical facilities manager, supervising the building of LDS chapels in Ghana, Africa. He and Toni also served as missionaries in Alaska.

They lived in Brookings from 1991-2003, and moved to St. George, Utah, in 2004. In 2009 they moved back to North Ogden. KV remained optimistic and positive to the end, always answering "How are you?" with "Terrific!," even when he wasn't.

KV is survived by his wife Toni; daughter Joan (Tom) Anderson; sons Brent (Kevon), Bart (Jana) and David (Mary). He also leaves behind 20 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and his siblings Gerald and Maurine.

There will be a memorial service for KV at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, in the LDS chapel at 2540 N 400 E in North Logan. Friends are welcome to come before the service from noon to 1 p.m. to greet members of the family.

Family members express their deep appreciation to Dr. Jeff Strong and the many hospice professionals who provided such wonderful care for KV near the end of his life.

Submitted by the family.