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William L. “Bill” Miller
Born: August 23, 1940
Died: on Saturday  August 31, 2002, Age of 62
Survived by his wife: Frances Miller

Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Wednesday September 04, 2002

William L. ''Bill'' Miller, 62, a resident of Albuquerque for many years, died Saturday, August 31, 2002. He is survived by his wife, Frances Miller of Albuquerque; son, Dieter Miller and wife, Elisabeth Miller of Biloxi, MS and their two sons, Demian Miller and wife, Heather Curry of Tampa, FL and Stefan Miller of New Orleans, LA; and daughter, Ursula Miller- Waldrip and husband, Travis Waldrip and their sons, Kevin Waldrip and Erik Waldrip and daughter, Kate Waldrip, all of Colorado Springs, CO. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dan Lee and Nettie Leah Miller; and former wife, Gisela Miller in 2001. Mr. Miller had 26 years of distinguished military service in the U.S. Air Force from 1958 to 1984, with duty stations in Japan; Korea; Germany; Amarillo, TX; Biloxi, MS; San Bernardino, CA; and Albuquerque. He loved baseball and coached Air Force teams at Rhein- Main Air Base, Germany from 1973 to 1977 and 1980 to 1983. Mr. Miller completed his bachelors degree, majoring in secondary education and social studies, graduating from the University of New Mexico and then teaching at several A.P.S. high schools before beginning at Cibola High School during the 1990's, where he has been ever since, coaching either the Mock Trial Team or the softball team Mr. Miller loved to teach and enioyed the students. He also participated in Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Promise Keepers. Graveside services will be held Thursday, Septeniber 5, 2002, at 2:00 p.m, at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Memorial services will take place Saturday, Septeniber 7,2002, at 2:00p.m, at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, with Pastor Ken Moore officiating. In lieu offlowers, memorial contnbutions may be made to the Mock Trial Team, c/o Cibola High School, 1510 EllisonDriveNW, 87114. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.

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Bill Miller was the Rockets baseball manager from 1974-77.  He is in the Rockets Hall of Fame,
with at least one Military World Series championship and Division Championship.  The one World series championship was in 1975.  I played for Bill in 1974 in which we won a division championship.
a very good friend of mine, Steve Benson was a coach for the Rockets team in 1974-75.  He was also from St James, MN as I was and was a very good friend of Bill’s.  He told me a while ago that Bill had passed away, but I don't have the when or whys.  I will get more info from Steve and will get back to you.
Keith Enstad

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