On Friday, April 16, Larry Miller, loving brother, uncle and friend passed away at his home. He was 66 years old.
Larry was born in North Dakota to LeRoy and Joan Miller on August 8, 1955. The family moved to Montana where he attended Helena High until moving to Alaska in 1973, where he discovered the love of his life, commercial fishing. He longlined halibut, black cod and rockfish with his family for years, as well as stints at seining, crabbing, shrimping and at just about anything that would keep his feet wet.
During the offseason he would continue his passion for fishing by jigging any day the weather would allow. He was a self proclaimed pyromaniac and he combined his love of fishing and fire every chance he could. He’d jig up a handful of bottom fish then start a fire behind a protected headland and cook and eat his catch. One of his fires got away from him and burned tree roots underground for weeks.
Larry was preceded in death by his father, LeRoy, his mother, Joan, and his much loved brothers, David, Richard (Dick), and Ray. He is survived by his son, Marshall Miller, sister, Marion Bifoss (Rory), brother, Norman Miller (Sheila), and sisters-in-law, Linda Miller and Liz Miller, and a number of nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Jessica Inouye, Jason McGillicutty and Kathleen Kloep for their compassionate love and care shown to Larry this past year.
At Larry’s request his service was to be held before he died so all could say their goodbyes personally, but he died a few days short of this much anticipated party. His family will spread his ashes in the sea where his brother Dick, and father and mother were interred.