Mrs. Dena (Miller) Holmes of Bethel Acres passed away on Wednesday April 12, 2023. She was 85 years old.
Dena was born on March 7, 1938, in Orienta Oklahoma to Harry and Rowena Kliewer.
Dena met her future husband Ray Miller at Dalhart Grain Elevator in Texas. Ray refused to let her truck down off the elevator until she agreed to a date. One week later they were married and entered 29 years of marriage until Ray’s death in 1986. Dena and Ray had 2 daughters.
In 2003 Dena retired from Farm Fresh Dairy. She enjoyed crocheting, quilting, puzzles, fishing, shopping at craft stores and playing solidarity on her iPad.
She worked many Harvest seasons with her parents which would include working in the wheat field, driving wheat trucks and helping with cooking for the crew.
She attended Blackburn Church and enjoyed OWLS gatherings where she met many good friends.
She loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and enjoyed attending their school activities and buying special gifts or making gifts for them.
Dena (aka) as Meme was loving, caring and a perfect Mother and Grandmother to us! She is and will be greatly missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Oscar Ray Miller, one brother Boyd Kliewer and one sister Donna Barrett.
She is survived by 2 daughters, Janie (Mike) Nichols of Tecumseh and Margie (Tom) Crawley of Tecumseh; One brother, Gerald Kliewer (Susan); one sister. Linda Cleaver (Will); four grandchildren, April (Mike) Morris, Jason (Cozy) Nichols, Thomas Waylon (Stephanie) Crawley and Walker (Kaylee) Crawley; Eight great grandchildren, Gideon Morris, Summer Nichols, Zander Nichols, Grace Crawley, Emma Crawley, Ellie Crawley, Logan Nichols and Ryker Nichols; and a number of special nieces and nephews and extended family and friends.
Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m., on April 28, 2023, at Blackburn Chapel Baptist Church with Mark Compton officiating. Burial will follow at Blackburn Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.