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Gayle Henry Miller

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Gayle was born in Santa Monica, California to Anna Marie and Arthur Miller. He grew up with two older brothers, Arthur and Albert and his big sister, Terry. While growing up his family lived in West Los Angeles, Little Rock, and Lawndale. Gayle attended Leuzinger High School in Lawndale, California. Following his school years he worked then joined the Army and served in the military from 1956 - 1958. He was a Specialist 3rd Class in the 7th Calvary stationed in Ford Ord, California. Gayle served his country with one tour of duty in Germany, where he held the position of rifle sharp-shooter. Upon his return to the US, he continued his military career in the Army Reserves and was honorably discharged in 1962. Gayle's career included more than 40 years working in the aerospace industry with positions at both Rockwell and Boein. He worked his way up and was in the lead engineer in the optical processing laboratory, directing, the optical grinding and polishing of needed items such as rings, lasers and gyros. In retirement Gayle spent his time with Lois, his wife of 33 years, his family and friends, especially enjoying time with his 'granddaughter' Christina. He often used brilliant mind to correctly answer most any question he was asked, easily solved puzzles, as well as design and master woodworking projects. Over the years he made many beautiful pieces of furniture as well as intricate carvings of animals which are now treasured keepsakes. He shared his love of woddworking with his great-nephews Bradley and Peter, inspiring them to carry on his vision of making beautiful things from wood. Gayle spent the last 23 years of his life in Temecula, California. He passed away at 81 years old and was the last member of the Miller family. Service: 27135 Madison Ave. Temecula, CA 992590 Tuesday, June 02, 2015

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