Long Time Valentine Resident Clay Miller Passes


VALENTINE, TX (Ben Caxton) — A long time Valentine resident has been laid to rest. Clay Espy Miller, Jr. died last Thursday, February 23 and services were held at the C.R.Miller Ranch. Miller, who graduated from Fort Davis High School in 1942 served on the Valentine ISD School Board for 23 years. He attended Texas Tech University before enrolling in the United States Army Air Corp at the age of 17 and served through World War II. He then enrolled in the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Zoology in 1947 and has the distinction of being recognized as serving more than 55 years as a weather observer for the National Weather Service. He was a founding member and longtime director of the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute. In 2003, Clay and his wife Jody were honored by Texas Parks and Wildlife with the statewide Lone Star Land Steward award for excellence in land stewardship.

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