Myles Maurice McMillan |

Myles Maurice McMillan

Myles Maurice McMillan

Myles Maurice McMillan passed way after a short battle with cancer with his family at his side. We have all lost a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, friend and most of all a GREAT COWBOY.

Myles’s greatest joys were his family, friends, horses and the great outdoors. In his late 70s he was still shoeing his own horses. If he wasn’t working his horses, fish, cutting wood, or prospecting for gold, he was hunting arrowheads.

Known as one of the best hunting guides on the Western Slope, renowned all over the country, Myles guided hundreds of hunters and killed over 300 elk and other big game. During his fencing business days he is responsible for fencing most of the land on the Muddy. McMillan Trout Farm in Hotchkiss stocked rainbow trout all over Colorado, Utah and New Mexico.

Myles was preceded in death by his parents Clyde and Helena McMillan; brother, Bill; wife, Margaret “Peg” and great-grand daughter Danica.

Myles leaves behind a legacy and a loving family, son, Billy (Jacque) McMillan of Glenwood Springs; daughters, Rhonda (Scott) Baker, of Guatier, Miss., Lolly (Gary) McMillan of Hotchkiss and Lisa (Jeff) Kondrat of Grand Rapids Mich.; grandchildren, Aaron Baker-Gora, Mac Pipher, Brandy Kasik, Candice Vigil, Morgan Pipfer, Alex Kasik, Micah McMillan, McKensie McMillan, Lisa Baker-Walsh, Bill Baker, Rachel McMillan and Popi Hute; great-grandchildren Jadeyn, Cyanna, Jameson, Dalton, Tyler and Lauren and soon to be born Cael. And of course his dog Velvet!! Not to mention numerous nieces and nephews.

A legend has left us, but many a story and good times will not be forgotten. His wishes were to be cremated and placed next to the Love of His Life, Peg, on the top of a mountain with the sun in the morning, shining upon them and a few ashes saved for his favorite hunting grounds.

Services will be held Sunday, Dec 12th at Noon at the Hotchkiss Elks. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made in Myles’s honor at the Elks of your choice.

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