Neil G. Miller, of Boise, ID, passed away February 10, 2017, with his family by his side after an extended battle with COPD. Neil was born in Alliance, Nebraska, on March 8, 1943, to Neil James and Nellie Irene (Phillips) Miller. His childhood was spent exploring the hills around Crawford and Scotts Bluff, Nebraska, and later Glenns Ferry and King Hill, Idaho. He was a Boy Scout and awarded his Eagle Scout in 1958. Neil graduated from Glenns Ferry High in 1962. After an Honorable Discharge from the Navy, Neil married his high school sweetheart, Elaine M. Stone in 1962. Neil was a Journeyman sheet metal worker, working for many years at Boise Heating and Air Conditioning in Boise, Miller and Sons in Weiser and YMC in Boise. He taught sheet metal school for several years at Boise State University. Neil could fix or fabricate almost anything. His biggest regret of his illness is that he could no longer work. His hobbies were many. He spent countless hours working in the shop on various projects. He was a rock hound, jewelry maker, hunter, fisherman, amateur archeologist, and metal detectorist. He loved the outdoors and his black labs. Neil’s vast knowledge and interests inspired many others to learn and enjoy these hobbies as well. In spite of being an introvert, Neil spent many of his active years in the Weiser Elks Club socializing and telling stories.
Neil is survived by his wife of 54 years, Elaine Marie Miller; a son, Neil Zane Miller (Connie) and daughter, Janeil Lynn Gilbert (Lee); his brother Lynn Miller (Judy), and numerous grandsons, cousins, nieces and nephews, and special friend, Shirley Shaffer “Chief”. He was preceded in death by his parents, twin sister, Janeil, brothers Max Harmon, Marlon Harmon, and Dallas Zane Miller.
Neil requested no services.