Vernon Nephi Miller March 27, 1928 - November 15, 2021

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Our family patriarch was called home to his Heavenly Father on November 15, 2021, at 93. He is much beloved by his immediate and extended family, friends, and neighbors of Elk Ridge and Granger, Utah (West Valley City).

He was born in March of 1928 in Pomerene, Arizona to Rita Scott and Paul Gaines Miller. He liked to tell people he was the second of fourteen children.   He is survived by six siblings (Ethel, Ann, Melvin, Irene, Joseph, and Mary).  He is also survived by his five children, (Jacqueline, Deborah, Jeanne, Bernice and Paul), his eighteen grandchildren, thirty-seven great grandchildren, and one great, great grandchild.

He grew up during the depression.  His family moved to Arkansas when Arizona ran out of water to raise crops.  He served in the U.S. Navy at the end of World War II.  After returning from the military, he attended BYU and Utah State University, where he met his wife to be, Anita Bartholomew, on a blind date.

After they were sealed in the Manti LDS Temple, he graduated from USU and became an Industrial Arts teacher. He taught in Roosevelt, Utah, at Granite High, and for the rest of his career at Granger High School.  He also worked construction jobs on the side and in the summers.  Vernon unselfishly served his neighbors, family, and fellow Latter-Day Saints all his life, and served as Bishop of the Granger 7th Ward.

He lovingly cared for his wife Anita for many years before her death. He was a man of many talents and passions, especially with wood, and tools, and loved to do things for others. He had a big green thumb and the best garden in the neighborhood.

A viewing will be held at the Walker Funeral home in Spanish Fork on Tuesday, November 30, from 6 until 8 in the evening. A second viewing will be held at the Jordan 4th Ward building at 4270 Falcon Street in West Valley City from 9:45 until 10:45 in the morning of Wednesday, December 1, 2021. The funeral will be held on Wednesday, December 1, at 11 o’clock in the morning following the viewing.  He will be buried in the Valley View Memorial Park Cemetery.

 

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Viewings

A viewing will be held on

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

from 6 until 8 in the evening

at the Walker Funeral Home

187 South Main Street

Spanish Fork, Utah 84660

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A second viewing will be held on

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

from 9:45 until 10:45 in the morning

at the Jordan North 4th Ward Building

4270 Falcon Street

West Valley City, Utah 84120

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Service

A funeral service will be held on

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

at 11 o'clock in the morning

at the Jordan North 4th Ward Building

4270 Falcon Street

West Valley City, Utah 84120

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Interment

Interment to follow service at the

Valley View Memorial Park

West Valley City

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    Brent Miller says

    Love you Uncle Vernon. Will miss your kind and loving manner and seeing you in your ruler suspenders. Much love and prayers to his loved ones who are missing him.

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    Bob and Diane Berry says

    We loved reading about Vernon’s life. What a special man who accomplished so much and served others in such charitable ways! And his posterity…such a treasure! We pray that our Savior’s love will be felt by all during this time of love and remembrance. God bless you all.

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    Gaylen and Kathleen Ware says

    We send our love and prayers to Vernon’s wonderful family. May the promise of our Heavenly Father’s Great Plan of Happiness fill your hearts with peace.

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