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Harold "Bud" Miley

October 9, 1930 ~ November 13, 2021 (age 91)

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Harold (Bud) F. Miley, 91, of Boise, Idaho, passed away Saturday, November 13, 2021, at home, surrounded by his beloved wife Sally, his children, and grandchildren. While sadness reigns in our hearts, we send him off to his heavenly home, confident that many on the other side of the heavenly veil were anxiously awaiting his arrival.

Bud was born October 9, 1930, in Grand Junction, Colorado. He was a child of the Great Depression. He was the youngest child of Robert and Grace Miley. He had two older sisters, Betty and Eva. Bud grew up in Boise, residing at times in sparse living conditions, common for migrant working families at the time. Some of Bud’s fondest memories were living in a tent in Rocky Canyon as his father labored to provide a more permanent home in which to live. Bud loved the beauty of Boise and its trees. He had a profound respect for the beauty of nature. Dad found immense pleasure and majesty where others saw desolation and sagebrush. Bud never traveled anywhere without commenting on the artistry of nature’s wonders. By today’s standards, Bud’s childhood life would be considered difficult, but he and his family knew nothing better. Love at home overcame the desperation of their living circumstances.

Bud graduated from Boise High School in 1949. He attended Boise Jr. College and went on to graduate from the College of Idaho. He played baseball in high school and college. Bud’s love of sports was pivotal to joining the church as a young adult. Following college, Bud served in the Army as a counter espionage agent in Germany.

Bud was a kind and generous man. He married the love of his life, Sally Rae Woodruff, on September 24, 1956, in the Logan Temple. They lived in Pocatello, Idaho, for nine years where they established lifelong family friendships that are still treasured today. Bud worked as an insurance investi-gator for 23 years. The family relocated to Boise in 1967. He served in numerous church callings throughout his life. Bud loved serving as a scoutmaster for many years. He touched many lives. Bud leaves a legacy of integrity, love, and hard honest service. His sweet and gentle demeanor will truly be missed. He leaves us with the great expectation that we each will live an honorable life.

Bud is survived by his wife of 65 years, Sally, his children, Kay Lynne, Douglas, Bryan and Krystin, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
November 17, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Relyea Funeral Chapel
318 North Latah St
Boise, ID 83706

Visitation
Thursday
November 18, 2021

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
3200 Cassia St.
Boise, ID 83705

Service
Thursday
November 18, 2021

11:00 AM
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
3200 Cassia St.
Boise, ID 83705

Cemetery

Terrace Lawn Memorial Gardens
4225 E. Fairview Ave.
Meridian, ID 83642

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