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MINER, Allen Kent
MINER, Allen Kent Age 75, of Pahrump, Nev., died peacefully at his daughter's home, surrounded by family, on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Allen was born on January 7, 1940, in Rapid City, S.D., to Vernie E. and Bessie J. (Duba) Miner. He was raised in the Black Hills of S.D., where he graduated from Piedmont High School with the class of 1958. On February 27, 1965, Allen married Linda Lorena Meints in Rapid City, S.D. The couple moved throughout most of the West and Midwest over the next 20 years with the Boeing Company. He retired from Boeing in Everett, Wash., in 1995, and the couple moved to Pahrump, Nev., where they completed their dream home in 2000. Allen was a devoted, loving, witty man who deeply cared about his family and friends. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family in the Black Hills; golfing, bowling, and off-roading with his family and friends in Pahrump; and displaying his '58 Olds at car shows. Allen's survivors include his eldest son, Jeff Miner (Lisa), of Renton, Wash.; his daughter, Lori Wade (Richard), of Lancaster, Calif.; his youngest son, Todd Miner (Neriza), of Palm Desert, Calif.; his sister, LaWanda Hotz of Columbia Falls, Mont.; three brothers and their wives, Stanley Miner (Phyllis) of Rapid City, S.D.; Vernie Miner (Sharon) of Piedmont, S.D.; and Virgle Miner (Michelle) of Black Hawk, S.D. and his five grandchildren, DJ, Tyler, Sarah, Aaron, and Grace. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, his parents, and two sisters, Bonnie Keiser and Juanita Haynes. Allen's burial and celebration of life will be in Piedmont, S.D., on July 18, 2015.

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