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Nov. 5, 1926-March 6, 2018

Angela Elizabeth (Palakovich) Miller, 91, passed away peacefully at St. Peter's Hospital in Helena Tuesday morning, March 6, 2018.

Angela was born Nov. 5, 1926 in Anaconda, Montana, to John and Helen Palakovich. After attending St. Peter's Elementary School and graduating from Anaconda Central High School, Angela attended and graduated from nursing school at St. James Hospital in Butte as a registered nurse. Her decades long career as an RN included working at St. James Hospital and for physicians in Butte and Anaconda.  Angela married Leo Joseph Miller of Butte on Dec. 27, 1947, at St. Peter's Church in Anaconda.

Angela is survived by her children, Mary Kay Flynn (Spokane), Donald Miller (Regina, Saskatchewan), Mark and Anne Miller (Olympia), and Ann Lynn and David Riley (Helena); grandchildren, Jennifer and Scott Price (Colorado Springs), David Flynn (Seattle), Christopher Riley (Missoula), Lindsay and John Cantrell (Coeur d' Alene), Kristian Miller (Seattle), Katherine Miller and Patrick Salamon (Victoria, BC), Dana Miller (Minneapolis), and Eric Miller (Regina); and great-grandchildren, Nicholas (Seattle), Alexander and Katherine Price (Colorado Springs) and Peyton and Brody Cantrell (Coeur d'Alene). Surviving sisters and brothers are Helen Turtle, Frank and Annie Palakovich, John Palakovich (Anaconda), Margaret Bossard (Missoula) and Dorothy and Tom Lankeit (Spokane), and numerous nieces and nephews.

Angela was preceded in death by her husband, Leo; her three infant sons, John, Paul and Christopher; her parents, John and Helen Palakovich; sister, Mary and brother, Joe Palakovich; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Joseph and Frances Miller; and daughter-in-law Sherry Miller.

Cremation has taken place. Parish Vigil will be recited Sunday evening at 6 o’clock in Wayrynen-Richards Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday morning at 11 o’clock in St. Ann Catholic Church and interment with Rite of Committal will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or the charity of your choice.

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