Well, the time has come for us to say, "We send you with love, Jack Miller."
He died suddenly at home from a heart attack on September 22, 2006, at the gracious age of 78. Survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Joan Miller. Together they built a family-- so lovingly, that the family stayed together in Davis for the past 40 years.
Jack was born in Seattle, Washington and graduated from West Seattle High School. After spending two years in the US Army he returned to Seattle and completed training as an electrician and married his high school sweetheart. He was a charter member of the Century 21 Homing Pigeon Racing Club, a golfer with many hole in one awards and enjoyed football and NASCAR racing. As a foreman for Armco Steel he transferred to the Davis plant and retired after 35 years of service.
He was a husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend, and will be deeply cherished and greatly missed by all of us left to carry out our days on Earth without him. We love you so very much, Jack Miller. We have so many lively memories of you to share throughout the years to come. Our memories of you will keep us moving through time and forever unite us together in joy and laughter.
We are so fortunate to have had you in our lives these many years. Your passion for your family was always clear. What more could we ask for? Your honor, morals, values, ethics, and principles will be, in our minds, unmatched by any other. Others should be so lucky as we were, to feel so deeply these words when you spoke them, "I love you." They were never empty words. You spoke them always with such deep, soulful meaning in your eyes. You have created the path for us . . . and we will honor you eternally. Continue as you always have, and watch over us, so that we may still feel your one great love.
For all that remember him, his name will carry a great many memories to laugh about. We invite you to share in our "Celebration of Life" for Jack Miller on Wednesday, September 27th at his home in Davis. We will be open to family and friends for your drop-in visits between 4-7pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Heart Association.
Forever and always, your loving family . . . wife Joan Miller, children: Diane Medlock and her husband, Bruce; Dave Miller and his wife, Patti; Suzanne Dante and her husband, Eric; grandchildren: Jeremy Higgins and his wife, Mini; Casey Raubach and her husband, Barclay; Shayne Dante and Zackary Dante; great grandchild: Katianna Higgins and adopted family: Robert Stivers