Frank Hewitt Miller was born during the depression to Myrtle Hewitt and Shirley Ephraim Miller in Ogden, Utah on November 21, 1933. Frank’s parents moved to Los Angeles, California early in his childhood looking for work. Frank was an only child until age 10, when his brother, Jim, and then sister, Margie, finally arrived.
Frank’s early years were spent working a paper route and saving up for a motorcycle. Sometime in his 18th year, he met Beverly Jean Wells. Frank and Beverly were married in 1953 on a three-day pass; Frank had orders to Korea by the United States Army. They were finally reunited in Hawaii three years later.
Frank returned to college straight out of the Army and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in Mechanical Engineering. While going to school full time, he also worked full time to support his young family.
After graduation, he joined the Bethlehem Steel Company and eventually ended up working Aerojet near Folsom, CA. Frank worked as an aerospace engineer during the greatest adventure of all, the moon shot! Yes, Frank was literally a Rocket Scientist.
Frank and Beverly raised their three children, Karen Leah, Janet Marie and David Frank in Fair Oaks, CA. Together the family loved to camp and explore the Sierra Nevada range and the beaches of Northern California. Frank also enjoyed mountain climbing, tackling Mount Shasta and Mount Whitney among others; He kayaked the American River, and loved sailing in San Francisco Bay.
Frank’s life took a curve when his beloved Beverly died too early in 1991. Just when his life was at its darkest, he met and married Ann Doutré and together they started another adventure. Frank and Ann served several missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints including a full time mission to West Virginia. Frank and Ann enjoyed traveling abroad and finally made their longtime home in Mission Viejo, California. They spent 15 years working in the San Diego and Newport Beach LDS Temples. Together Frank and Ann enjoyed 9 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren who remember many trips to Disneyland and the beach while visiting their Great Grandparents.
Frank passed away on October 15, 2019 and will be buried beside Beverly in Fair Oaks, California. He leaves behind his wife, three children, a step-daughter, one sister, sons-in-law, nieces and nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren and lots of great stories of wonderful adventures and enough love to last an eternity.
Graveside services for Frank will be held at the Fair Oaks Cemetery on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 1:00 p.m., 7780 Olive St. Fair Oaks, 95628. The visitation will be held at Price Funeral Chapel (6335 Sunrise Blvd., Citrus Heights, 916-725-2109) between 11:00-12:00PM.
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