OBITUARY

Richard "Ric" Ray Miller

February 17, 1934September 11, 2013
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Texas A&M has lost one of its most ardent supporters. Richard Ray “Ric” Miller passed on September 11, 2013 at home in The Woodlands, Texas. He was the epitome of the 12th Man in spirit and the essence of this spirit translated into the way he lived his life. He was a naturalist; a hunter who filled a life’s-worth of dinner tables with dove and quail and generosity. He inspired others and shared with them his love for hunting and the outdoors along with the pursuit of knowledge and a spiritual connection with all living things.

Ric was born on February 17, 1934 in Grand Chenier, Louisiana where he spent his childhood, exploring and hunting the gulf marshes and the Mermentau River. He graduated from Texas A&M University, Class of '56, with a Bachelor of Arts in History. He spent his professional career as a much respected petroleum landman both in Houston and Midland, Texas before retiring to The Woodlands. Preceded in death by his parents, Raphiel and Georgia Nell Miller of Grand Chenier, Louisiana; his brothers, George Osborne, Carl Kingsley Miller, Gerald Lehman Miller, and Carroll Elsworth Miller; and his sisters, Raphael Phifer and Gloria Berry, Ric is survived by his high-school sweet-heart and wife Anita Clint Miller of the Woodlands TX; daughters Katherine Kim Miller of Wimberley TX, Kellie Elizabeth Robbins of Austin TX, and Kristie Lee Miller of Seattle WA; his honorary son, Calvin S. McIntosh Jr. of The Woodlands TX, his sister, Shirley Dunham of Plano TX; and family and friends too numerous to name. He will be dearly missed by all. Ric’s love and passion in life were his family, the State of Texas, and his alma mater, Texas A&M University. In tribute, a memorial service is scheduled at two p.m. on Saturday, September 28, 2013, at Forest Park Funeral Home, 18000 IH 45 S, The Woodlands, Texas 77384, 936-321-5115.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ric’s memory to the Texas A&M Foundation or the Trinity Episcopal Church of The Woodlands outreach program for the Houston homeless.

http://giving.tamu.edu/ http://trinitywoodlands.org/outreach/

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, September 28, 2013
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, September 28, 2013
REMEMBERING

Richard "Ric" Ray Miller

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Bob Masengill

October 6, 2013

Richard was one of the "good guys" I really enjoyed talking with him over the years. First time I met Richard he asked me if I like "Texas A&M" I told him I admired "John David Crow" he liked that answer.

Charlie McCanna

September 28, 2013

Ric,
I will always cherish the many talks we had about family, Texas A&M, hunting and life in general. Your stories were enthralling and enlightening. I will miss picking you up to go to Millercreek to see your brother and family.
You will be in our hearts forever.

September 25, 2013

I first met Ric in Orange, TX. My wife was a pal of Anita's and we double dated a number of times. Ric had a handshake that could crack a walnut.We visited with Ric and Anita in Midland when driving from Dallas to Tucson. Later when they were in Austin, we met a Cisco's for great catchup time and Mexican food. Ric and I used the internet in recent years to cover politics, hunting and humor. It is hard to accept that he has passed on. . He will be missed. Kenneth Smith, Austin, TX.

Dexter Harrison

September 25, 2013

Mr. Richard I am a firm believer that God places special people in our lives for a purpose and I am so grateful for the opportunity to have met such a gentleman of character and distinction. Even though our friendship was evanescent your memory shall always be engraved in my mind endlessly. There are no adjectives to describe the gratification that you brought to my life since our initial meeting. The conversations we shared, the emails we exchanged and the journey to Louisiana in which we partook are priceless mementos that I will always, always treasure. Thank you for the joy that you extended to me. Thank you for your reception of me, but more importantly thanks for being such a kind and gentle friend. Our meeting was one of predestination. Even though I have to say farewell my friend the mere thought of our crossing will forever remain. I shall never forget you for you showed up in my life when I needed revitalization. May the peace of the Lord be with you for always and forever my good comrade. To your family faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. God's true mercies shall endurth forever and ever. My prayers are with you all and God is standing by your side.

September 25, 2013

I KNEW RICHARD FROMTHE TIME WE LIVED IN NAVY PARK ADD. IN ORANGE. WE WENT TO SCHOOL TOGETHER FROM THE 8TH GRADE THRU 12. I KNEW HIS FAMILY AND OUR MOTHERS STAYED CLOSE UNTIL DEATH. RIGHARD WILL BE MISSED. I WOULD LIKE TO SEND OUR CONDOLENCES TO WIFE AND FAMILY.
BOBBY AND BARBARA TAYLOR, ORANGE, TEXAS

Martha Eberle

September 24, 2013

Since I didn't know Ric, I watched the "Moving Memories" video -- one can appreciate a lot about a person through pictures. Family was important to him, both his natural family, friends, A&M. He enjoyed life. My heart is with you, Anita, Kim, Kellie, Kristie, Calvin, his friends, and I hope for you, time together, time to love and share many days.

Martha Eberle

September 24, 2013

My loving thoughts go out to Ric's family, at this time of sorrow. Though I did not know Ric Miller, I am good friends with Kim, his daughter, and reading about his history, makes me feel I know a little about this interesting man. And, he influenced Kim, a sweet, caring, talented woman. I know he will be so missed, and I will keep all of you in my heart.

Tom Ricks

September 24, 2013

Anita, Kim, Kellie and Kristie, although I regret being out of touch with Rick for a long time, I'm happy that we reconnected and were close for the past twenty plus years. I'm proud that Richard was my cousin but even happier that he was my friend. We'll all miss him but the good memories will linger on.

Judy Holmes

September 24, 2013

Anita and girls, I am sad that you are all experiencing this loss and I am sending good thoughts your way to help you heal in the months to come.

Kate Long

September 23, 2013

Anita -

Though I only knew Ric very briefly, I am grateful to him and to you for giving us sweet Kim, who has made my dear old Dad so very happy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your girls and I hope that this difficult time will bring our families closer together.