Gladys Lurline Miller
Gladys Lurline Miller was born on January 3, 1912 to William and Louise Phears in Dime Box, Texas. Gladys was married to Harold A. Miller for 52 glorious years. She raised two beautiful children, Janice and Tommy. Gladys and Harold led an adventurous life living in dozens of cities throughout Harold’s career as a seismologist with Shell Oil. Several years after Harold’s retirement, the couple relocated to Giddings from Houston where they lived happily together until Harold’s death. Gladys then relocated to San Angelo, Texas to be near her son and his family. She lived there for 23 years before moving to Allen, Texas in November 2011 to again be near her son and his family.
Gladys passed away peacefully at 7:30 am on Friday, January 6, 2012 at Mustang Creek Estates in Allen, Texas. She will be remembered for her barely gray hair, her sweet tooth, independent spirit, and love for her family and Blue Bell ice cream!
Gladys was preceded in death by her parents, William “Daddy Will” and Louise “ Grandma Louise” Phears, her husband, Harold A. Miller, her daughter, Janice L. Johnson, her son-in-law, Ralph Johnson, and her sisters, Lillian Funk, LaTrelle Peters, and Elaine Baldree.
Gladys is survived by her son, Harold “ Tommy” Miller and daughter-in-law, Sherri Miller, her grandchildren, Sherri Linn and David Demecs, Darrell and Debbie Johnson, Marcy Lynn Miller, Derek and Jennifer Miller, her great-grandchildren, Bill and Heather Gibson, Alison Schwiebert, Tyler Johnson, Delaina Johnson, Sophie Miller, Pierce Miller, and Maxwell Miller, her great- greatgrandchildren, Calleigh Schwiebert and Haley Gibson, her sister, Betty Jo Luker, and brotherin law, Robert “Bob” Luker, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside services for Gladys Miller, 100, of Allen, Texas and formerly of Giddings, Texas, were held on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at the Giddings Memorial Park in Giddings.
Serving as pallbearers were Bill Peters, Mike Baldree, Steve Luker, Barry Bibb, Austin Luker, and David Douglas. Honorary pallbearers were Sam Tigerina, Scott Luker, Brandon Bibb, Brent Baldree, Robert Luker, John Funk, Billy Moore, Dale Bennett, and Mark Winger.
The family would like to thank the staff of Shannon Medical Center of San Angelo, Texas, Mustang Creek Estates of Allen, Texas, New Century Hospice of Dallas, Texas, Betty Lowe, Olga Rios, and Janelle Stahl.
We will miss you, Granny, your wonderful sense of humor, and your LOVE of the Houston Oilers/ Texans...Go Texans!