At the Mineral County School Board meeting, an emotional moment occurred when Lynda Miller was brought forward to accept a certificate of recognition for her husband, Virgil Miller who recently passed away.
She shared how much he enjoyed working with kids and for kids. His pride and joy was driving the bus for special trips. She relayed a time when her husband worked at a kid’s camp in Colorado for over ten years; overseeing 31 buildings on 1,000 acres, plus keeping all their vehicles going.
“He did it for the kids,” she shared, as tears filled her eyes. As she relayed an impactful story of how her husband made one young boy feel special at that camp, many stated that his life left a great impression.
Walt Hackford, superintendent, presented the plaque, while explaining the attributes of dedication that was found in this outstanding man. Hackford highlighted how important Miller had been to the school district.
“Virgil was such a public servant. When there was a problem, you’d hear someone say, “Call Virgil.” Not only will he be missed by the staff members, but the kids knew him too. It is a great loss to us as a school system, and to this community to lose such a great man. Whether driving a bus for us, or taking on a project, he was a wonderful example to all of us.”
Steve McBride was on hand to receive his own certificate, for helping with training, discounts and for providing necessary materials through SOC on the school systems behalf. McBride mentioned that Miller encouraged kids to apply for the Elks Scholarship, which is a position that Miller chaired within the local organization. “Miller prodded kids to do their best to achieve these scholarships and we will miss him.”