Bill was born in Seattle, and was educated in the public schools of Seattle, Kansas City and St. Joseph, MO, and Sioux City, IA. He received a B.S. in Industrial Administration from Iowa State University, Ames, IA. He retired July 1994 as Facilities Resource Manager, The Boeing Commercial Airplane Co., after a nearly 38-year career. Bill and high school sweetheart Maralyn Edwards were married in 1957. Maralyn graduated from Highline College, Des Moines, WA and is now retired. She is a charter member of Pyramid Chapter, O.E.S., and a majority Rainbow member with the Rainbow Grand Cross of Color. They have a son and daughter, four grandsons and two great-grandchildren.(Ref: 2018 Spring Newsletter)
He is a member of Marine View Presbyterian Church, Association of Washington Generals, and the Boeing Management Association. He served on the Federal Way Foundation Board of Directors, Federal Way School Board, National School Boards Association Federal Relations Network, and Selective Service Local Board No. 12.
He is a Senior DeMolay and now an Emeritus Member of the DeMolay Supreme Council. He enjoyed time as a DeMolay Dad Advisor and Rainbow Dad in his kids' active years.
Bill was made a Mason in 1959. He is now a member of Thornton F. McElroy Lodge No. 302 in Federal Way where he served as Worshipful Master in 1966 and again in 2016. He served as Grand Master of Masons in Washington, 1989-90. Elected a member of the Board of Directors of the National Masonic Foundation for the Prevention of Drug and Alcohol Abuse Among Children 1988-1994 and president 1992-94.
Great Chief Miller joined Tacoma Scottish Rite in November 1966 where he served as Master of all four Bodies. Elected and crowned Sovereign Grand Inspector General for the Orient of Washington, October 1993, where he served for twenty years, the final three as Grand Minister of State. Appointed Substitute Provincial Grand Master of the Provincial Grand Lodge of the Royal Order of Scotland in 2014.
Member and past presiding officer of Chapter, Council, Commandery, York Rite College, SRICF College, Royal Ark Mariner, Jesters, and Masonic Order of the Bath.
Bill served as Sovereign Grand Master of the Grand Council of the Allied Masonic Degrees, Grand Sovereign of the United Grand Imperial Council of the Red Cross of Constantine, Grand Master of Grand Master's Council of the Commemorative Order of St. Thomas of Acon, USA, and is currently the Great Prior of the Great Priory of the United States, CBCS.
He joined Great Chief's Council No. 0, Knight Masons in 1989 then became a Charter member of Clontarf Council No. 69 where he served as Excellent Chief in 1999. He was appointed Grand Sentinel in the Grand Council advancing line in 2009.