Kathleen Naisbitt Miller, wife, mother, grandmother and sister, passed away Jan. 5, 2014, at the age of 70 from complications of diabetes. She was surrounded by her husband and children.
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Kathy was born May 10, 1943, in Salt Lake City to Raymon Naisbitt and Margaret Ella Cederlund, growing up in a large and loving family. She met and fell in love at first sight with Stanley Ray Miller, and they were married for time and eternity on April 20, 1967, in the Salt Lake Temple. They would eventually find their way to Nibley, Utah, where they spent many wonderful years building a family together.
Education was important to Kathy throughout her life. After graduating from Bountiful High School, she studied at Brigham Young University, pursuing a nursing career and working at Primary Children's Hospital. Later, she returned to school, earning a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's degree in instructional technology from Utah State University at the age of 55. She was a talented woman with many interests, including singing, playing the piano and organ, writing, photography, cooking, sewing and scrapbooking. While she was mostly known as a dedicated homemaker, she worked at times as a journalist and photographer for The Herald Journal, Cache Citizen and USU Statesman. She also enjoyed working with children and was often seen in the classroom as a substitute teacher. Kathy gave much of her time, serving in the PTA and as PTA President at South Cache Middle School, and later as a volunteer with Meals On Wheels, as a librarian at Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre, and on the boards of the Hyrum Library and the Utah State Library for the Blind & Disabled.
Kathy was a faithful member of the LDS Church throughout her life and served in a number of callings in her local ward and stake, including as a primary teacher and in the primary presidency, the scouting program, as chorister, organist, Stake Librarian, and with her husband as a supervisor in the Logan Utah Temple Baptistry. She had a special testimony which brought her great peace all her life.
Kathy is survived by many who will miss her sweet, caring spirit and courageous attitude. She valued her family above everything. Children: Kenneth (Amber) Miller, Marianne (Daniel) Kirby, Sharon (Dan) Russon and Robert Miller; grandchildren: Celeste, Joshua and Olivia Miller; Cameron and Tyler Violette; Nicholas, Jacen and Summer Kirby; Deanna, Sierra and Laura Russon; Siblings: Bruce (Bonnie) Dunn, Raymon (Donna) Naisbitt, Jeannine Andersen, Gilbert (Jean) Naisbitt, Richard (Susan) Dunn, Yvonne (Jim) Barton, Jeanette (Allan) Slade, Charmaine (Steven) Wilcox, and Kent (Cheryl) Naisbitt. Kathy is preceded in death by her parents Raymon Naisbitt, Margaret Ella Cederlund and Dorothy Bernice Wagstaff, and brother-in-law Ray Andersen.
A viewing will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 10 at the Allen-Hall Mortuary located at 34 E. Center Street in Logan, Utah. There will also be a viewing prior to the funeral from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, in the Nibley 4th Ward LDS Meetinghouse, located at 130 W. 2600 South in Nibley. The funeral service will follow at 10:30 a.m. in the chapel. Burial will be in the Millville City Cemetery. Condolences and thoughts may be expressed online at www.allenmortuaries.net.
The Miller family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Robert Nash and the nurses at Logan Regional Hospital who cared for Kathy before she passed.
Published in Logan Herald Journal from Jan. 8 to Jan. 9, 2014
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