Obituary for Arthur "Dick" Miller
Arthur “Dick” Miller, 80, of Bayard, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018 in Bayard. His funeral service will be held at 10am on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Hope Congregational Church in Bayard with Pastor Ted Meter officiating. Interment will follow at Bayard City Cemetery. Viewing will be Friday, January 12, 2018 at the church from 4-7pm. The family respectfully requests that in lieu of any flowers, memorials in Dick’s honor be made in care of the church. Online condolences may be left at www.bridgmanfuneralhome.com. Bridgman Funeral Home in Scottsbluff (formerly Jolliffe Funeral Home) is assisting the family with arrangements.
Dick was born March 5, 1937 in Bayard, NE to George and Elizabeth Heimbuck Miller. He attended Hwy 76 School thru 8th grade and Bayard High School thru his junior year. He married Arletta Jane Clark, the love of his life on Feb. 6, 1954. To this union, 3 children were born: Marlyce, James and Gregory. Dick and Jane worked on the family farm until he started working in the oil field until retiring in 1996 from Shell Oil and moved back to Bayard.
Dick’s oil field career took him and Jane and their family to many different states and countries they enjoyed. Dick was a member of Hope Congregational Church in Bayard. He loved helping his friends, neighbors, and helping at the church. He enjoyed working on antique cars, playing golf, working in his garden and yard, and he especially loved his dogs.
He is survived by children Marlyce Cozart of Kodiak, AK, James (Coreen) Miller Madisonville, TX, and Gregory (Susan) Miller of Manistee, MI; grandchildren Kim (Nick) Nekeferoff, Stephanie (Andrew) North, Greg Miller, Michelle (Jeff) Hendrickson, Nathan Miller, Jesse Miller, and Meghan Miller; great-grandchildren Colton Miller, Samantha Hendrickson; brothers Howard Miller of Escalante, UT, and Robert Miller of Cortez, CO; sister Kathy Mitchell of Crawford, NE; sisters-in-law Sharon Karre and Verdena Clark of North Platte, NE; brother-in-law Steve Nerud of Bayard, NE; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
His parents, wife Arletta, sister Sharon Nerud, son-in-law Sidney Cozart, brother-in-law Nathan Clark, and sister-in-law Karen Adams preceded him in death.
His jovial smiling personality and helpful nature will greatly missed by family and friends.