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Terry Lee Miller

03/08/1943 - 04/09/2019

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Beloved Husband, Father, Public Servant and Friend, Terry Lee Miller, passed away in his home in West Valley City, Utah on April 9, 2019.

Born in Santa Ana, California, Terry grew up in and around San Diego, California. After graduating from high school, he joined the United States Air Force. While stationed in Denver, Colorado, he met and married his wife, Dorothy. They were later stationed at Vandenburg Air Force Base near Lompoc, California, where their two children Mark and Dana were born. Terry and Dorothy were later sealed for Time and all Eternity in the St. George, Utah Temple on June 29, 1984.

In 1969, Terry became a Traffic Officer for the California Highway Patrol. He served the State and People of California in the San Bernardino, Buellton/Lompoc, and Templeton/Paso Robles areas. During his last three years in the Paso Robles area, he served as a Flight Officer with the Air Operations Unit. After a 30-year career with the Highway Patrol, he retired with full honors.

Terry was a friend to all. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He had a great sense of humor and would do just about anything to make someone laugh. His family and friends all loved his quick wit and fun-loving spirit.

Vacationing and trips were a big part of the Miller Family. The family enjoyed boating, camping and just being together. Terry has an eclectic list of hobbies and interests; bicycling, wood working, tennis, golf, motorcycling, jeeping, boating/fishing, model trains and planes, and many more.
In 2001, Terry and Dorothy moved from California to Lehi, Utah to be near their children and especially their granddaughters.

Terry was a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in many callings throughout his membership. His favorite was nearly 12-years of service in a Young Singles Stake at Brigham Young University. Terry loved his interaction with leaders and young singles during his time at BYU.

Terry was himself, and never pretended to be anything else. He taught us how to love unconditionally. He taught us how to make the best of whatever life gave to us. Our love for him was great because his love for us was great. It has been our privilege to know him, to experience life with him and to love him. We will miss him. But we know he lives; we will be with him again. He will always be ours!

Terry is survived by his Loving Wife, Dorothy Miller; Children, Mark (Shanin) Miller and Dana Miller; Granddaughters, Kate and Kristin Miller; Brother, Charles Thomas Miller and Sister, Patricia (Tom) Petty. Preceded in death by his Mother, Virginia Dougall Mankins.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, April 15, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., at the Jordan River Chapel (1929 W. 1500 N., Lehi, UT). Viewings held Sunday, April 14, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Larkin Mortuary (3688 W. 12600 S., Riverton, UT) and Monday, April 15, 2019, prior to services, from 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. at the Jordan River Ward. Interment at Lehi City Cemetery.

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  • Dorothy and children/grandchildren:
    I grieve with your loss of a husband and father/grandfather. I enjoyed working with Terry in the church. He was a dedicated man with good insights. Terry taught me what a man does when he has enjoyed repenting and bettering himself. He serves others; that’s what a man does and that is what Terry did.

    God bless you all.

    — Mark Ellis
  • OH Dorothy, Dana and Mark, our hearts are full of sorrow because of the the passing of Terry – yet we find wonderful joy in remembering the many times we were able to be with Terry and you. What a happy flood of memories we have been having. Terry always brought sunshine into our home . We love the stories of his life experiences and also his many “words of wisdom”. We love you and pray for Heavenly
    Father’s peace to be with you.

    — Bob & Marty Watts
  • Dear Dorothy,
    We were so shocked to read of Terry’s passing in the paper.
    Such a good man! Our association together brought us great joy as we got to know both of you. Loved the times we spent together So sorry you are having to endure this hard thing.
    Love lives beyond the veil. May the comforter be with you and your family. God bless.
    Johnny and Amy Barnes

    — johnny barnes

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