Miller, Jean Godwin
61, of Mesa, Arizona, beloved wife, mother, sister, and educator, passed away on October 21, 2012. Jean was born in Phoenix, Arizona to the late Fredrick and Frances Godwin. She is survived by her husband Douglas Miller, daughter Lauren (Brian) Salas, son Reid Miller, and brothers Rick, Bob, and Marc Godwin. Jean lived a life full of caring and service that touched many. Jean attended Clarendon Elementary School and West High, in Phoenix, Arizona and Arizona State University where she earned a Master of Arts in Education. She taught 5th grade Language Arts at Crane School District in Yuma and afterward served as the Media Specialist and Librarian of Eisenhower Elementary School in Mesa, Arizona for 32 years, retiring in 2010. She was active in the Mesa Education Association serving as Building Representative, MEA Secretary, and also served on district committees. Jean was a proud Arizona native and loved the outdoors. She was active in the Girl Scouts of America as a scout, counselor, and leader. She was a volunteer supporter of the Mesa High Jackrabbit marching band and member of the Melon Sisters Book Club. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, November 4, 2012 at Church of the Beatitudes, 555 West Glendale Avenue, Phoenix, AZ. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the library at Eisenhower Elementary School, 848 South Mesa Drive, Mesa, AZ 85201 (ECA forms available at the memorial) and
, 1510 East Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Oct. 27, 2012