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CAMERY -- Miles J. Camery, 78, a resident of Albuquerque, for the last 31 years, passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2007. He was born April 30, 1929 in Harlan, Iowa, to Joseph P. and Cecil (Brodersen) Camery. Miles grew up in Harlan and graduated from Harlan High School in 1947. He played football for Iowa State for two years before returning to Harlan to marry his sweetheart, Norma Jean Hansen. They were married for 56 years. Miles joined the Iowa Department of Conservation as a Game Warden in 1956 and was with them for six years before joining the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 1962. He was first stationed in Beaumont, Texas, then relocated to Anna-Jonesboro, Illinois in 1965, and on to Madison/Sun Prairie, Wisconsin in 1967. Miles was then relocated to Glen Bernie, Maryland in 1974 and on to Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1976 where he and Norma continued to live after his retirement in 1982. Miles was a long time member of the Albuquerque Retriever Club, an avid sports fan and outdoorsman. Miles was predeceased by his parents and older brother, Morgan (Ag) Camery of LeSueur, Minnesota. He is survived by his wife, Norma Jean of Albuquerque; daughters, Barbara (Dale) Reininger of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin and Kim (Chip) Millick of Falmouth, Maine; two grandchildren, Hannah and Ben Millick also of Maine. He is also survived by his two sisters, Joan Prather of Lake Quivira, Kansas and Jan (Lloyd) Pientok of St. Francis, Wisconsin; sister-in-law, Agnes Camery; and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to express their gratitude to all Miles' caregivers over the last 5 years, but special thanks to Dr. Mary Ochadlik; the caregivers at Vista Care; and the Emergency Responders. A Celebration of Life for family and friends will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2007, 4-6 p.m. at the Camery home. Interment will be held a later date in Harlan, Iowa. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: Vista Care 5639 Jefferson Street NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109 French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500 www.frenchmortuary.com
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