Our lives were forever changed on April 22, 2021, when Shane Cameron Miller aka “SMiller”, 54, passed away unexpectedly, while hunting. Shane was born on June 28, 1966, and was a beloved father, husband, son, brother, and friend to all of those who knew him well.
Shane grew up in many places, but called Draper home. He spent many long hours running around with Erick and Ryan, getting into all kinds of mischief. He also loved spending time with Grandpa Charles, riding horses and gaining all the knowledge he would share. They had an unbreakable bond that influenced Shane for his entire life.
Draper was also where Shane met his best friend and love of his life, Wendy Giles. After deciding that she had great taste in men, they were married on June 10, 1988. Together, they had three beautiful daughters: Amanda, Chanda, and Jaylee; but, raised more kids than either could ever have imagined. Grandpa Charles taught Shane to take care of people as if they were one of your own, and Wendy wholeheartedly agreed.
Shane loved his family (extras included), dearly, and spent the majority of his time making sure everyone was taken care of. He handled things behind the scenes, never asking for recognition, and making sure everyone could go about their day without running into any issues. There was only one thing Shane was better at than being supportive to his kids, and that was being Bampa.
Shane was so proud and excited as Briggslee, Buster, Chadlee and Tinley came into the family. Bampa was a title he held with pride. In typical Shane fashion, he made sure they knew how much they were loved, with constant teasing. Shane had a one-of-a-kind sense of humor, and if he was giving you a hard time, it was because he truly cared about you…or thought it was just too funny not to share.
Shane developed a love for driving trucks from a young age, because of Grandpa Charles. He drove for several companies throughout the years before eventually finding his way to Ault Excavating. Shane loved his job and always looked forward to working with Arlun and the rest of the crew.
Shane was preceded in death by his grandparents: Charles and Bula Hoffman, Ed and Lora Miller, Clark Salyer; and his nephew, Andrew Miller. He is survived by his wife, Wendy Miller; daughters: Amanda Barnes-Miller, Chanda (Chris) Abney, Jaylee (Bromley) Carter; father, Chet (Brandi) Miller; sister, Mioka (Elisha) Miller; as well as his grandkids: Briggslee and Buster Barnes, Chadlee and Tinley Abney; and his in laws: Jay and Sharon Giles, Chad and Candy Humphreys, Shane and Brandi Giles, Justin and Amy Davis, Troy and Kim Fenn, Nolan and Amiee Wootton. Additionally survived by nieces and nephews: Ashley, Shelbie (Landon, Riggin), Laynee, Oaklee, J’Amy, Courtney (Parker, Paige), Kaydence, Alex (Kadie), Kole, and Zander. He is survived by many friends, whom he considers family.
The family would like to thank everyone that took Shane on his dream bear hunt, and for everything they did for him. He was so excited for the opportunity, and was able to go out doing something for himself for once.
A graveside service will take place on Friday April 30, 2021, at 2 p.m. at the Mona City Cemetery. A celebration of Shane’s life will be held at Benjamin City Park (3259 West 7300 South, Benjamin), Spanish Fork, Utah 84660, on Saturday May 1, 2021, beginning at 2 p.m., for anyone who would like to attend.