Dr. Glen David Miller
A memorial service is scheduled at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, November 18, 2010 for Glen David Miller 71, who passed away Monday, November 15, 2010. Services will be held at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Gorton Smith and Rev. Archie Echols officiating. A private family graveside service will be conducted at South Park Cemetery.
David was born in Carlsbad on February 13, 1939 to Keith Glen and Louise Lucas Miller. He was a 63 year resident of Roswell where he graduated from Roswell High in the class of 1957. David was an exceptional athlete. He played on the state championship football team of 1955. He also excelled at basketball. He went to Oklahoma State on a basketball scholarship, where he played for Henry Iba. After graduating in 1961, he attended Baylor College of Dentistry. It was in Dallas that he met the love of his life, Patricia Harper. They were married June 5, 1964. Following graduation in 1965, David returned to Roswell and practiced dentistry there for 36 years.
He is survived by his wife Patsy and 3 children and 5 grandchildren: Son Keith Glen Miller of Odenton, Maryland, daughters Amy Laidley and husband Kemp and children Laura Ann, Keaton David, and Macie Clare, Sally Villalpando and husband Abel and children Tres and Emma Kate. David is also survived by his brother in law William A. Harper and his wife Mary Martha of Dallas, nephews William A. Harper Jr. and his wife Connally and children Hadley and Hannah of Houston, and Benjamin Perkins Harper and his wife Beth Ann, and children Price and Abigail. Numerous cousins also survive him.
David was a member of the American Dental Association and International College of Dentistry. He served on the State Board of Dental Examiners and also served as president during the years of 19791988.
David Miller loved golf and played golf every day that ends in Y He was an outdoorsman, a pilot, and a wonderful dancer. But most importantly, he loved his family He loved his friends He loved his pets Those around him, always knew how much he cared for them. He lived a straight forward and authentic life. One marked with generosity and truth. His life has touched us deeply and his memory will always be treasured.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at www.ballardfuneralhome.com
When Mom received your Christmas card this year, we noticed Dave was absent in your picture. After a little detective work, we learned of his death back in 2010. What a heartbreaking loss for you and your family. Know we are thinking of you all. Sincerest regards, Martha, Judy, Jim and Jane
Jane HambyDallas, TX
Im so sorry to hear of your loss. I still remember living next door to you in 1973. Keith, I baby sat you when you were just a toddler. I was thinking of you all today and started searching when I ran across this information. My prayers are with you.
Wynema Mobley QuallsJones, OK
To the family,
Our deepest condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.
Angela, Shawn Darby Naranjo
Angela Featherstone NaranjoRoswell, NM
Im so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved father. May the loving memories of your father sustain you during this difficult time and through the days to come. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Gloria MaganaEl Centro, CA
Dear Patsy family,
We are so sorry to hear of Davids passing. When we were kids we lived on the Lucas farm spent time with David there, then later in life our children would share the same school become friendswhat memories.We are thinking of each of you at this time pray that God will give you comfort in the days ahead.
Ed Marla PurcellRoswell, NM
Dear Patsy and Family,
How sad I was to hear of Davids passing, he was always someone my father thought so much of and could depend on being family to him.
During this time please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Dorothy Karon Miller Hammond
Dorothy Karon Miller HammondAustin, TX
Patsy and family,
Please accept my expression of sincere sympathy at this difficult time.
Margaret AttawayRockwall, TX
Keith and family,
We are thinking of all of you and continue to hold you close in our thoughts and prayers.
Marla and Vince MosleyFort Collins, CO
My thoughts and prayers are with you your family during this time. Love you so much. Let me know
if you ever need anything. Enjoyed knowing you all
these years since Soc days.
Judy RoseFt Worth, TX
We send our sympathy to each of you.
Tennise Letchworth Lucas
Sharon and Billy Bird
Bill BirdRoswell, NM
Patsy, I just heard of your loss from other SOC graduates on Facebook. I am so sorry and praying for Gods peace to be with you in a special way. I wish I had kept up with my classmates better so I would have known to call you when I was in Roswell on family business in September. David sounds like he was an exemplary husband and father. I wish I had known him.
Kaye FairweatherAtlanta, GA
Patsy, we are saddened to learn of the death of your husband David. Our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Johnny and Charlene Corum
Johnny CorumPlano, TX
Patsy May you and yours find comfort and peace at this time.
Fondly, Linda and Don
Linda,Don Martincedar hill, TX
My love and prayers are with you and your family. David was a wonderful person and full of Gods love.
Pat. Davis Curtis
Pat. Davis CurtisIrving, TX
Dear Patsy, Sally and family,
How saddened we were to hear about David this weekyou have been and will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers May the Lord bless you and keep you, The Jeff Harvard family
Jane HarvardRoswell, NM
So sorry to hear of Dr. Millers passing. My heartfelt sympathy go out to his family and friends.
Barbara Hover CuocoAlbuquerque, NM
Patsy, Keith, Amy and Sally, I was saddened to learn of Davids sudden death. My prayers are with you.
Ron EwingMaumelle, AR
Dear Patsy and Family
Joe and I were so saddened to read about the loss of your beloved, David. Our prayers are with you and your family. Our deepest sympathy and condolence on your loss.
Joe and Pauline Ponce
Pauline PonceRoswell, NM
Dear Patsy and family,
We feel a sadness and great loss with Davids passing. We always looked forward to seeing both of you when we came to town. David lived life emphasizing family, friends and fun he was truly a life force and we will miss him greatly.
Don and Cindi MillerCorrales, NM
To: Patsy, Keith, Amy, Sally:
Please know of my love to you all at this time Oh how I have such fond memories of Dr David as he would sit with us kids when you would eat dinner with us...stealing the cake off Sheris plate when she left the room Or of being asked to give Keith rides on the tractor Or when he would work on my teeth ask if I could feel any pain and tell me to relax hed drill later when it would wear off cause I was ornery and he could keep me in line
Ione and I send our love and prayers to you May God bless and keep you
Keith Ione Heine
Keith HeineMesa, AZ
We were saddened when Jennifer told us of your fathers passing. Please know you and your family are in our prayers and we pray God will comfort you in your time of sorrow.
Love, Rosemary and Brian Gaffney
Rosemary Brian GaffneyAlamogordo, NM
So sorry to hear of Davids death. Our thoughts and prayers certainly are with you. May you have strength to meet the days ahead in the comfort of a holy hope and in the joyful expectation of eternal life with those you love.
David was definitely an asset in this life.
Jim KnoedlerSeabrook,, TX
Amy so sorry to hear about your dad. He was a wonderful man who I had the privelage to meet. Everyone here at Carlsbad Open MRI have been praying for you and the family. We love you guys
Carlsbad Open MRI
Kara LucasCarlsbad, NM
Hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayer, take care and let us know if you need anything.
Omar Blanca GuerraAlamo, TX
Though Ive known you for such a short time I now see where you got you intellect, good looks and humor, may God continue to Bless you and your family during this difficult time.
Chaunda BattleFt. Washington, MD
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Dick Davidson class 57La Jara, CO
Dear Sally and family, So sorry for your precious loss. may God be with you. Sincerely, Barbara and Marvis
Barbara and Marvis FrazierDexter, NM
Janet and I want to send our deepest sympathy to you and yours. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss of David. I always enjoyed the times David and I were able to spend on the golf course when I was in Roswell.
Your friends, Jerry and Janet Knoedler
Gerald L. Knoedler, D.D.S.Duluth, GA
My prayers are with all of Davids fanily. David was an old high school friend. He was a very kind and thoughtful person. I know he will be greatly missed.
Ann BonnerHobbs, NM
Patsy, Keith, Amy and Sally,
We send our heartfelt condolences. David was a special man. He certainly left things better than they found him. I will miss him a great deal.
Cameron, Kelly, Charlsie and Tristan DoanDallas, TX
Dear Patsy and family,
We are so saddened by your loss. May God wrap his arms around all of you.
The Parker familyRoswell, NM
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.Words can not ease the pain of your loss. Know we are here for you if you need.
Denise PulsoneFort Collins, CO
I regret Daves passing.
John SandiferFort Worth, TX
Our deepest sympathy go out to Patsy family.
David and I go way back to Eastside Elementary School and on through Roswell High and the class of 57. David will always have a special place in my heart, rarely a day goes by that hes not in my thoughts.
Pat DunnahooLas Cruces, NM
My deepest condolences to the family.
Sandra FisherBowie, MD
My thoughts and condolences are with you old friend, take care and let me know if you need anything. You know, Im sure we are related from way back and its always good to lean on family.
Your friend and USDA brother,
Brett MillerFort Collins, CO
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. David was not only a great dentist, but a good friend to everyone he was truly one of a kind and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Bill and Rosy StarrettArtesia, NM
I am so sorry for your loss. Keith always speaks so lovingly of his father and his family.
Ingrid Berlanger, MD
Patsy, Please accept my heartfelt sympathy. David was special and he will always be one of my favorite dance partners. I am so glad I got in a good visit with him at his 50th High School Reunion. My thoughts are with you and your family. Zeta Love, Philia
PHILIA DREW HILLLITTLE ROCK, AR
Patsy, Keith, Sally and Amy,
I am so sorry for your loss. He was my friend and I will miss him so much.
Sincerely Mike Citty
Mike CittyRoswell, NM
My earthly heart was broken. I felt it skip a beat when I learned that David had made his transition. My human tears welled in my eyes when I thought that we and his family would now be without his gracious and grand company.
My spriitual being is filled with love and marvelous memories of David in Roswell High School, basketball, leadership and friendsip. Our spirits will meet again and for that I give thanks to God. David is an eternal friend, never forgotten.
Mike BolducFranklin, TN
I want to send our deepest sympathies to you and your family
at this time with the loss of your father.
Maurine F. W. Bell DVMRiverdale, MD
Our prayers and thoughts are with each of you. Everyone will miss his loving friendship. He was a special person.
Bob Kathy IrwinAllbuquerque, NM
Patsy, Keith, Amy, and Sally
Please accept our condolences in the loss of Dr. Miller.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Pansy, Tammy and Jeanette
Pansy MoffittRoswell, NM
I am a student who works for Glen Millers son, Keith Miller. Just wanted to give my condolences to Keith and his family. I will be praying for you in this time of bereavement. Much Love
LeAsia BlackmonLaurel, MD
My memories of David go back to Sunday School at First Methodist Church and later high school and as my dentist for many years...I shall miss him and feel sure he is happy in the hereafter as he was here.
Gwen Jones DunningRoswell, NM
Words feel inadequate at a time like this ... but please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
RACHEL GONZALESROSWELL, NM
David was a dear friend. We will remember the laughter and fun he always brought to us and miss his thoughtful kindness. We send our condolences to Patsy, Keith, Amy, Sally and all his extended family. We know how important you were to him and how much he loved you. Alys and Terry Wilmot
Terry Alys WilmotRoswell, NM
Our hearts hurt for you and your family. But our hearts also hurt for us...David was such a class act, and such a loving friend, and we are diminished without him in our lives
We love you.
Mike and Piar
Piar and MikeRociada, NM
MY HEART IS DEEPLY SADDEND BY THE NEWS OF THE PASSING OF DAVID . HE WILL BE MISSED
wylie briggsgeneva, NE
You all are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. David has been a good friend for so many years and we have enjoyed so many good times with both of you. Please know you are loved and we feel your grief, He is one who will truly be missed, but we do have wonderful memories of good friendship. Love to all, Jerry and Carolyn
Jerry Carolyn StevensLubbock, TX
This a very sad shock but I send condolences and sympathy to Davids family and friends.
Dianne DumasSanta Fe, NM
Dearest Patsy and family,
Our sincerest condolences in your loss of David. He was a precious friend to all he knew. He was always outgoing, had a smile and words to say to everyone.
We will all miss him.
LeNora Dean, RHS Class of 57
John LeNora CorreiaRoswell, NM