Tuesday, December 13, 2011

B. Dewey Miller


Benjamin Dewey Miller
Birth: Feb. 21, 1898
Walsenburg
Huerfano County
Colorado, USA
Death: May 25, 1979
Denver
Denver County
Colorado, USA

Benjamin Dewey Miller, 81, retired hydrant and valve maintenanceman in T&D, died May 25, in St. Anthony Hospital following a long illness.

Miller, born Feb. 21,1898 in Walsenburg, Colo., attended grade school there and later worked as a coal and rock miner.

In the late '20s and early '30s he worked for Denver Water Department as a mining foreman on enlarging the Moffat Railroad Tunnel's pioneer bore. When the project was finished, he joined the Utah Construction Co. under contract to build the railroad tunnel.

Dewey returned to DWD in 1944 as a laborer in the old City Division. Later he was promoted to pipeman, than a caulker, and in 1959 worked as a valve and hydrant maintenance man in T&D, until retirement in 1964 after 17 years of service.

Survivors include his wife, Mabel of the family home in Osceola; a daughter, Mabel Chacon, Denver; brothers A.L., Abilene TX., and Lee of Denver; sisters, Priscella Miller, Salina, Kans., and Mary Rohrer, San Diego, and several grand and great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted at Presentation of Our Lady Catholic Church with interment following in Crown Hill Cemetery.


Parents:
Emmett Gilson Miller (____ - 1925)
May Sophia Doss Miller (1868 - 1955)

Spouse:
Mabel P. Miller (1902 - 1988)*



Burial:
Cro wn Hill Cemetery
Wheat Ridge
Jefferson County
Colorado, USA
Plot: Block 6 Lot 118 Sec B-3






Benjamin Dewey Miller
1898 - 1979

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