Clifford Heydt Miller passed away on July 6, 2021 in Yuma, AZ. He was born on Jan. 28, 1930 to Alexander Miller and Christine Heydt Miller.
Clifford grew up in a household of 17 children on a farm in North Dakota.
He was very proud of his German (from Russia) heritage and spoke only German until reaching school age.
Clifford was a veteran of the US Army serving from 1950–1953 during the Korean War.
In May 1951, Clifford married Mary Peltier, had two children (Bruce and Ivy), and later divorced.
In 1978, he and Darlene Green were married until her death in 1999.
His final marriage was to Olene Arnold in 2008.
Clifford owned and operated many businesses throughout the years, primarily in Orofino, ID. His longest business venture was Cliff’s Saw & Cycle on Riverside Ave.
Upon his retirement from the Idaho Correction Institute in Orofino, he was able to pursue his dream of full-time RV’ing, traveling far and wide, visiting family and friends.
Clifford was an expert mechanic (able to fix anything), talented musician (all by ear), and a true social-bug (never meeting a stranger).
He is survived by his wife Olene Miller of Yuma AZ; daughter Ivy (Rod) Breen (Coupeville, WA); brother Edmund (Anne) Miller (North Dakota); Grandchildren: Dusty (David) Miller (Aberdeen, WA), Clifford (Barbie) Miller (Potlatch, ID), Shawn (Elaine) Miller (Orofino, ID) & Rainy (Chase) Simpson (Coupeville, WA) He was blessed to have numerous great-grandchildren and even great-great grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Aug. 28, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the VFW in Orofino. All family and friends are welcome.