In Memory

Paul Miller

Dixon - Paul H Miller, one day shy of being 78, died Wednesday, Nov. 30,2016, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. Paul was born Dec. 1, 1938, in Dixon, the son of Paul Frederick Miller and Helen Marie Miller (nee-Williams).  He attended Dixon High School. In 1959, he was honorably discharged from the National Guard, and in 1963, he received a Bachelor of Science in mining engineering from Missouri School of Mines in Rolla, Missouri.  He married Helen Kay Johns on May 2, 1964, at United Methodist Church in Dixon, and in the following autumn, matriculated to the University of Tulsa, to earn a Master of Science in petroleum engineering. Paul and his family moved overseas in 1976.  He worked outside of the United States for 22 years, living in Libya, England, Indonesia, and finally retiring in 1998 from Aramco in Saudi Arabia, when Paul and Kay came home to Dixon.  He was an imprtant driver behind the Dixon Riverfront Commission, writing many grants for the committee, was an active member of United Methodist Church, and enjoyed his role as a GED teacher with Sauk Valley Community College.  Paul put four daughters through college and instilled in them a drive for adveture and continued learning.  He skied the Alps in Austria, snorkeled in the South Pacific, and was a wine-maker in Saudi Arabia.  He was an advocate for animal welfare, and supported funds locally and internationally.  Paul is survivied by his wife, four daughers, Kelley M. Myers (David Myers) of London, Kimberly K. Miller (Matthew Cole) of Yellow Springs, Ohio, Katherine D. Miller-Fox (finace`,Chritopher Blumhoff) of Dixon, Kelsey A. Miller-Torchia (Robert Torchia) of Little Compton, Rhode Island; and eight grandchildren.  Burial is at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon.