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Alta Veda Miller

February 3, 1940 — February 20, 2021

Alta V. Miller, 81, of Ogallala, passed away on February 20, 2021, at her home in Ogallala.

Alta was born February 3, 1940, at Oxford, Nebraska, to Ray and Verna (Bose) Frear. She graduated from Oxford High School with the class of 1957.

On October 14, 1963, Alta married Ernie Miller at Cozad. The couple resided in Ogallala the majority of their married lives, where Alta worked at Goodall, for many years, prior to working at the Underpass. Alta and Ernie also owned and operated a metal recycling business for many years, which they'd taken over from Ernie's parents. Most recently, Alta worked at Wel-Life, where she made many deep and meaningful friendships with both the residents and staff.

Alta had a pleasant and considerate demeanor. She also had a special way of telling it like it was, a trait that gave substance to her words. Alta's house was always ornamented with cardinals, doves, and bells, which both she and Ernie had collected over the years. The cardinal represents devotion and loving relationships, with the dove symbolizing peace, faith, and gentleness. Appropriate emblems for Alta, indeed.

Alta was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ernie; daughter, Tammy; and two brothers, Jim and Bob Frear.

Survivors include her children, Terri (Richard) Hayes of Chappell, Rita (Dave) Kintz of Brule, Tanya Miller of Ogallala; adopted son, JR Rhode of Ogallala; grandchildren, Tabetha, Jordan (fiancee, Breanne), and Thomas; brother, Jack Frear of Oxford; along with many other relatives and friends.

A memorial has been established in Alta's memory for later designation. Condolences may be shared at, where the service will be streamed live for those unable to attend.

Services will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the Prairie Hills Funeral Home chapel in Ogallala with Rev. Chuck Rager officiating. Interment will be in the Ogallala Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Wednesday from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Prairie Hills Funeral Home in Ogallala.

Prairie Hills Funeral Home of Ogallala is in charge of arrangements.
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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Prairie Hills Funeral Home

602 N Spruce St, Ogallala, NE 69153

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