Michael Howard Miller
Michael Howard Miller, 57, was a valiant man, a good-humored, compassionate, generous, reliable, loving man. He was an explosion in the room, unedited; he loved to make people laugh. Michael worked for Rykoff and US Food Service in California and Arizona for 23 years. A self-taught drummer, he hosted open-mic nights and played small gigs with his band. It was on one of those nights he met his long time girlfriend of 14 years, Shirley Puckett. They owned and ran their own home decor and furniture store. Michael was candle chandler for their business, again, self-taught. Together with their four dog-children, they moved to Henderson, NV in 2012. He enjoyed music, movies, buffets and keno. Sadly, he suffered with a progressively debilitating illness enduring numerous years of painful treatments. He was brave against insurmountable adversity. He is survived by Shirley, his parents Gene & Marlene Miller and brother Mark Miller of NV, sister and brother-in-law Michelle & Julien Olivier, their daughters Ashley and Amanda Olivier of CA, and cousin Cynthia Crain of CA. Special acknowledgements: Bob Batt – supportive cousin preceding him in death, Jack Brown, Tim Morrison, Terri Miller-Moran, Crystal Berridge, Jennifer Moran, Kelly Moran-Newton. To caring friends, good neighbors, healthcare providers, and Compassion Care Hospice: Your support and kindness was appreciated! Add a tribute: www.lapalomafuneralservices.com.