Miller, Vernon H., Saginaw, Michigan

Beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away Friday, January 29, 2010 at Covenant Health Care Cooper. Age 87 years. The son of the late Cloid and Stella (Kintner) Miller, Vernon was born September 22, 1922 in Saginaw, Michigan and moved to Traverse City 1968. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps for three years during WW II in the South Pacific Islands. Vernon was previously married to Wanda May Gibson on July 30, 1944. He then married Beulah Greg on December 26, 1963. She survives him. Vernon was employed in construction for most of his life. He built custom homes in Saginaw, Bay City, Hemlock and Traverse City until his retirement in 2002. He was an officer in the Home Builders Association in Saginaw and started the Traverse City Home Builders Association. Vernon enjoyed hunting, fishing and boating.  Surviving besides his wife Beulah are two children, Larry Miller and his wife Brenda Lemmer, Saginaw; Kathryn Stevens and her husband John, Wadsworth, Ohio; two step-daughters, Angela and Peter Voorhees, Alpharetta, Georgia; Cherolyn and Michael Bright, Lake City, Florida; five grandchildren, Tara (Greg) Gaume, Trenton (Jamie) Miller, Brent (Jennifer) Stevens, Bayne (David) MacKenzie, Lindsay Lemmer and her fiancé, Michael Phillips; four step-grandchildren, Scott, Paul and Alisha Voorhees, Lisa (Dan) Fox; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Vernon was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother, Clara Young, Dorothy Eimers and Ernest Miller.  Funeral service will take place at 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 1, 2010 at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road, (between Shattuck and McCarty). Rev. Kathy Snedeker will officiate. Honoring Mr. Miller’s wishes, cremation will follow. Friends may call at the funeral home where the family will be present on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Saginaw County Humane Society.