Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary & Cemetery

7777 West 29Th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO


Carl A. Miller

May 17, 1923August 20, 2019

Carl Miller was born in Denver to Mollie and Carl Miller. He grew up in the Barnum area of Denver, attending Barnum school and subsequently West High School from which he graduated in 1940. He worked in the clerical department of AT&T until December 7, 1941. He traveled to Alaska to work on military projects with the Army Corp of Engineers. When he turned 19 the draft age had been lowered and he joined the Navy Air Corp. He was accepted into the Navy V-12 program which sent him to Colorado College. Upon completion of his courses he graduated as an Ensign. He was sent to San Diego in 1945 and was sailing toward Japan when the war ended with the dropping of the atomic bomb.

After the war Carl returned to his beloved Colorado where, in 1947 he met the love of his life Blanche Kuhn Curtis. Blanche had two young daughters, Connie and Judy whom Carl embraced wholeheartedly. They were married on May 29,1948.

The next 15 years were spent in Palisade, Colorado where Blanche gave birth to two more children, Carla and Mark. Carl wore many hats in Palisade: truck driver, peach farmer, chicken rancher, saloon owner and insurance salesman.

His quest for more education occasioned him to move the family to Fort Collins to attend Colorado State University, graduating in Civil Engineering in January 1966. There followed moves to Denver, Miami, Tanzania, Kuwait, and Spain, returning to Denver in 1977.

Upon returning to the USA in 1977 he helped start Centennial Engineering with best friend Bob Cellars. This took him and Blanche to Glenwood Springs and then Southern California.

Carl retired in 1992 but was not finished working. He and Blanche owned a cabin In Frisco then bought another near Kremmling. Much work on the these structures was required and Carl loved every minute of it. Heaven for Carl was spending time in the mountains with his family.

Carl and Blanche purchased a home in Arvada in 1982 which served as a home base. Travel for them was frequent with domestic as well as many international trips.

As time progressed he was satisfied with life in Arvada with Blanche. They were not just married. They were best friends and soulmates. The children never heard a discouraging word.

Carl is survived by three brothers, Chuck, Les, and Tom as well as his beloved wife Blanche, his four children, Connie (Dick) Quimby, Judy Curtis (John Naylor), Carla Miller, Mark (Connie) Miller; three grand children, five great grand children, and one great, great grandchild.

He will be so missed by all as he was a strong, kind, gentle man.

In lieu of flowers the family prefers donations to the charity of your choice.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, September 7, 2019


Carl A. Miller

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Sally Schultz

August 29, 2019

What a wonderful guy! He will be so missed! Much love to all of you! I enjoyed every moment I’ve shared with all of you! Special love and very special family!

Sally Lou

Doug & Helen Macmillan

August 27, 2019

Over many years of visiting Colorado to ski we became
good friends of Carl and Blanche. What a fine and loving
couple. Always enjoyed our time with them catching up
and talking about family.
Carl was a fine and loving gentleman who will be missed.

our love to the Miller family.
Doug & Helen

Celia Chaplin

August 24, 2019

I will never forget Carl. He treated me like a daughter, he was a kind loving person but must of all he was a true gentelman in every sence of the word. He will be missed by all that knew him.
Our sincer condolences to the Miller family.

MaryJo Ludke

August 24, 2019

Carl was a gentleman and a gentle man. He always had a twinkle in his eye and a smile on his face. Mark’s tribute is beautiful and I am so glad to know more about him. I didn’t know Molly was named for his mother! Carl was a devoted family man and that shows in his love for Blanche (another fan favorite!) and all the rest of your loving family. His warmth and sense of hospitality carries through all of you. I am so sorry for your loss. May he rest in God’s peace. Love,
Mary Jo

Bobbie Brooke

August 24, 2019

I still can picture Carl standing on the deck at the mountain cabin, telling story after story about their experiences abroad… Like a goat grab! He was sipping wine and talking nonstop… He was so cute sharing all of the fabulous times he and Blanche had on their travels. I will miss you, Bobbie

Teri Perchacz

August 23, 2019

I just remember what a kind man he was and how much Carla looked up to him. I’m so sorry for your loss and sorry too that I will not be in town for his services. Blessings to his family❤️❤️❤️. Teri

Carla Miller

August 23, 2019

Dad was a lifetime member of the Elks and when he and Blanche traveled the United States, they always stopped at an Elks Lodge.

Many times they traveled with Connie and Dick and the four of them had many fun adventures together.