Mountain Green, UT- Beloved wife, mother, and friend, Jana Miller, 58, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family and friends on Easter Sunday, April 9, 2023. She had battled and endured a long illness of carcinoid cancer for over 24 years.
Jana was born on November 16, 1964 in Ogden, Utah. She was raised in Washington Terrace and graduated from Bonneville High in 1983. She served as a seminary officer during her time there. She attended BYU one semester and then worked at the Bank of Utah for 8 years. She returned to school at Weber State University and graduated with a degree in Sociology in 1996.
She married James Curt Miller, from Ogden, on September 6, 1985, in the Salt Lake Temple. They have been married for 37 ½ years. They welcomed a beautiful son, Colby James Miller, into their home on April 11, 1996. Jana and Colby spent countless hours with each other. They especially enjoyed building Legos together. Colby was the main joy of Jana’s life.
Jana was passionate and skilled about many things. She loved scrapbooking, traveling with her friends: “Moms on the Run”, and spending time with her husband, Jim at their cabin in Bear Lake. She was a HUGE fan of Disney. She also was a loyal and passionate fan of Bon Jovi, enjoyed attending concerts, and loved traveling with Jim on many cruises. She endured many of Jim’s RZR and boating excursions to Moab and Bear Lake. Jana was also a faithful and loving mama to her dogs: Gizmo, Dakota, and Masea.
Jana had a strong testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. She looked forward to her body being whole again. She was positive and compassionate of others in the midst of her many treatments and surgeries. She served in various callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She served in the ward Relief Society Presidency, Young Women’s organization, and the Primary. She loved attending the temple as often as possible.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Janice Yeates Cash, her father, William L. Cash, and many aunts and uncles. What a joyful reunion she is having with them at this time.
She is survived by three brothers, Lynn Cash, Wayne (Maridee) Cash, and Andrew Cash, and one sister, Kim (Dean) Simonsen. She also has many living cousins, nieces, and nephews.
The family would like to express a special thank you to the many physicians, nurses, and health care professionals who cared for and treated Jana over the many years of her illness. In particular, the family would like to thank Dr. Robert Mohr, Dr. James Kushner, Dr. John Ward, and Dr. Helosia Soares. The family would also like to thank Applegate Hospice, who cared for and kept Jana comfortable.
A viewing will be held on Friday, April 14 from 6 to 8 pm, as well as Saturday, from 9:30-10:30 am. Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Saturday. All services will be at the Highlands Church in Mountain Green, 5378 West Old Highway Road, Mountain Green, UT 84050.
Interment, Mountain Green Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of Walker Mortuary.
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