Ralph D. Miller, 67, from Delta Junction, Alaska passed away on November 7, 2012 at Bassett Community Hospital, Ft. Wainwright, Alaska, surrounded by family and friends.
He was born July 17, 1945 in Petersburg, Virginia to Fred Miller and Dorothy Wright.
He married the love of his life, Keum Ran Kim, on January 26, 1963 in Seoul, S. Korea.
He was a dedicated husband, father and friend.
He served in the US Army, including two tours in Vietnam and 8 years in Korea.
He first came to and fell in love with Alaska in May of 1974. Upon his retirement from the military in 1982, he and his family returnedto Delta Junction.
In the mid 90’s, he and his partner, Jim Weidner, established Deltana Outfitters, a guide service offering Alaskan big game hunts to clients from around the world.
His personality was as big as Alaska and truly enjoyed helping clients realize their “Alaska dreams.” In his early years in Alaska, he was an avid trapper. Later he obtained his pilot’s license and he liked flying his super cub.
He came to know the Lord later in his life and truly enjoyed the church families and the pastor, Glen Cotton, at Clearwater Baptist Church where he became a member.
He was a member of the Safari Club International and the Alaska Professional Hunters.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Keum Ran; daughters, Sue Ann Miller and Tonie Monroe; son-in-law, Stephen (Kent) Monroe; grandchildren, Ashlee Bobbitt, Joseph Monroe, Kayla Axtell, James Douglas, Garrett Monroe and James Presley; great-grandchildren, Gabriel Axtell , Caiden Bobbitt and Sofia Axtell.
He was preceded in death by his father, Fred Miller; mother, Dorothy Wright; sister, Ann Waddell and brother, Roger Wright.
A Memorial Service will be held at Clearwater Baptist Church in Delta Junction, Alaska officiated by Pastor Glen Cotton at 6pm on November 17, 2012.
Arrangements entrusted to Chapel of Chimes Funeral Home.
A video has been shared on You Tube on Ralph’s life/ owner of Deltana Outfitters: