Sharon Marie Miller

June 5, 1943 ~ April 18, 2021


April 24, 2021
2:00 PM
Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. 10600 S. Sandy, UT

Sharon Marie Miller (nee Carlson) of Magna, UT passed away at home on Sunday, April 18, 2021. Sharon was born in Berkeley, CA in 1943 to Edgar and Norma Carlson with whom she spent her growing years in the Bay Area. After completing college and beginning a teaching career in California’s Mt. Diablo School District, Sharon met her eternal husband and friend of 50 years, Michael Miller of San Leandro. Sharon and Mike spent many years in the Lake Tahoe-Carson City-Reno area before settling in Magna, UT in 1984.

Sharon resumed teaching elementary school after moving to Magna. She originally taught at Mt. Vernon Academy followed by more than 20 years at Beehive Elementary. Sharon loved teaching and truly had an affinity for each of her students whether they were challenging her, or she was challenging them.

Sharon served diligently as a church volunteer in any role she was asked to fill. She seemed to find most joy in music whether it was selecting music or playing the organ for the congregation, leading a choir, or playing piano for the children.

Sharon is survived by her husband of 50 years, Mike, five children and thirteen grandchildren. Karen Barres (Craig) and Leila Ricketts (Derick), Elijah, Rachael, Angelina, and Ammon. Kaylene Stillwell (Will) and JJ. Kim Grasmick (Bryan) and Alyssa. Michael (Nicole) and Adam, Zoe, and Harrison. Karalynne Thacker (Matt) and Azalea, Trevin, and Brietta.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2021, at 2:00 PM at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E 10600 S, Sandy, UT. A celebration of life will be held at Magna Copper Park, 8975 W 2600 S, Magna, UT, from 4:00 PM to 6 PM. Please bring your memories and pictures to briefly share if you wish. Per Sharon’s wish we intend this to be a celebration of what we learned from this wonderful woman.


I am so sorry to hear of Sharon's passing. I find it hard to believe. The last I saw her we were both spending the day subbing at Beehive. It was quite a normal day in the classroom. She and I shared many things in common . . we are about the same age, played the organ for sacrament meeting, played the piano for Primary, had five kids, and taught at Beehive at the same time, among other things. I always knew her to be very kind and considerate to those around her. She will surely be missed.

- Shirley Binns
My Dear Sweet Sharon, My heart aches thinking you are gone from us. Yet it rejoices in knowing you have been embraced by Angels at Heaven's door. You were such a steady enduring presence at Beehive and I enjoyed working with you for all those twenty years! You had an endearing presence that drew us all close to you. I will miss your wise words and pms on FB and your sweet smile. The world lost a treasure with you! Love always and forever, Andrea

- Andrea Hughes
Sorry for your loss. Cherish all the wonderful times you shared together! Know that love and prayers are coming your way.

- Laura Warner