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Richard Kenneth 'Dick' Miller


March 25, 2021

Richard Kenneth “Dick” Miller, 79, passed away suddenly, Thursday, March 11, 2021, at Hot Springs Health.

Born February 22, 1942, in Akron, Ohio, he was the son of Kenneth and Frances (Wilburn) Miller.

An Ironworker for most of his life, he worked throughout the United States. Projects included the Astoria Bridge in Oregon, the Taos Bridge in New Mexico, Vegas casinos and medical buildings, downtown Chicago buildings and an extensive mining conveyor installation in Morenci, Ariz.

On April 1, 2000 he married Jennifer Lea Howell in Las Vegas, Nev.  The couple moved to Thermopolis in 2005. A passionate hunter, Dick also enjoyed farming, his mules, socializing and riding his motorcycle. He was a jack of all trades and master of every one.

He is survived by his wife, Jennifer; children, Dean and Rhonda, both of Riverton; two grandsons; and sister, Jeanne Thomas of Ohio. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters, Kay and Elaine.

A gathering will be held when warmer weather arrives.

Mortimore Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.  Online messages may be offered at


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