FUNERAL SERVICES: 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at Comanche Funeral Home Chapel.
BURIAL: Baggett Creek Cemetery in Comanche County.
VISITATION: Family will receive friends at Comanche Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 21, from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.
Irene Miller, age 84, passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2016, at Western Hills Nursing Home in Comanche, Texas.
She was born on May 28, 1932, in Hollis, Oklahoma, to Dutch and Minnie Mangis. Irene was raised on a cotton farm in Hollis, chopping and pulling cotton, along with her three doting sisters, Leola, Bernice, and Geneva. She had finished high school and was living with her sister, Leola, when a handsome, young, cowboy rode into her life. Harry Gene Miller swept young Irene off her feet and they were wed in 1950. While living and working on the Hayhook Ranch in Pampa, Texas, David Reid was born and completed their small family. In the 50’s Harry and Irene moved to Gustine, Harry’s home roots, where she opened her own confectionary. After running the confectionary she began working at the sewing factory in Comanche and Brownwood, where she was employed for thirty years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Gustine. Irene never met a stranger. If she didn’t know you, she knew your parents, grandparents, sister, brother, aunt or uncle. By the time she quit asking who you were, she knew you. In 2000, Irene was honored by the Gustine Homecoming to serve as the Homecoming Queen.
She is survived by her son, David Reid Miller and wife Janie of Gustine; grandchildren, Robert Miller of Gustine, Brian Miller and wife Kristy of Mertzon, and Neil Miller and wife Amber of Gustine. She was also survived by six great-grandchildren, Blake Miller, Kelby Miller, Braxton Miller, Bailey Miller, Emma Miller, and Harper Miller. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Gene Miller, parents, and sisters.