Larry H. Miller
Larry H. Miller A man who loved Utah "For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. . .the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me. . .and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom" 2 Timothy 4:7-8 Lawrence Horne Miller left this world for a better one on February 20, 2009 after a long and difficult struggle to overcome the debilitating effects of Type II diabetes. He lost the battle but won the war and is now rejoicing with those whom he looked forward to reuniting with after a long separation; most notably his Grandpa Horne. Larry was born April 26, 1944, in Salt Lake City to Mary Lorille Horne and Howard Hanley West. His mother divorced his father when he was very young and remarried Frank Miller. He was raised by his mother and stepfather who adopted him. He always regarded Frank as his father. Larry has two sisters and one brother. Larry forged many lifelong friendships growing up in the Capitol Hill area. He attended Lafayette Elementary School and Horace Mann Junior High School before graduating from West High School in 1962. Although he only attended the University of Utah briefly, Larry became an advocate of higher education and has provided hundreds of scholarships to deserving young people. On March 25, 1965 Larry married the love of his life and soul mate Gail Saxton. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Larry and Gail have been blessed with five wonderful children and their spouses, 21 beautiful grandchildren and one great grandchild. Larry wore many hats but the one that he enjoyed most was that of family man. He especially loved spending quality time with his children and grandchildren fishing at his ranch in Idaho. A devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Larry relied on his faith to guide him through life. He held many positions of trust in his Ward and Stake but his favorite calling involved teaching, training and shaping the lives of the youth he worked with. Larry had a deep testimony of the principle of tithing and a profound love for the Savior. Larry viewed himself as a steward, and felt it his responsibility to do as much good as his assets would allow. He lived by and coined the phrase "Go about doing good until there's too much good in the world." Of his many philanthropic endeavors, the Joseph Smith Papers project was one of the dearest to his heart. Larry's fierce competitive spirit first manifest itself during his childhood as he became a top-notch marble shooter and state marble champion at the age of ten years old. Later, Larry became a world-class fast-pitch softball pitcher and was inducted into the ISC Softball Hall of Fame and the Utah Athletes' Association Hall of Fame. Larry had a great love for automobiles, particularly Shelby Cobras and GT40s. He created an unparalleled collection, most of which are housed in the auto museum at Miller Motorsports park. Larry was preceded in death by his father Howard West and step-father Frank Miller. He is survived by his wife Gail, his five children Greg (Heidi) Miller, Roger Miller, Steve (Jenny) Miller, Karen (Adam) Williams, Bryan (Heather) Miller, 21 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Larry is also survived by his mother, Mary Lorille Horne Miller, sister, Judy Miller, brother, Tom (Rhonda) Miller, sister Charlene (Bruce) Mitchell, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. The Miller family wishes to express its gratitude to Dr. William Dunson Jr., who worked tirelessly over the past 8 1/2 months to restore Larry to health. Special thanks are also extended to Dr. Martin Gregory, Dr. Larry Green, Dr. John Speed, Dr. Tim Beals, Dr. Michelle Mueller, Dr. Terry DeJohn, and Dr. Gael Yonnet. Thank you also to dialysis technicians Ricky Williams, Jeff Sandstrom and the numerous other healthcare professionals who served Larry with such kindness and patience. A public viewing will be held Friday, February 27, 2009 from 4 to 8 P.M. The funeral will be held Saturday, February 28th at 12 noon. Both services will be held at EnergySolutions Arena 301 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 A closed viewing for family members only will take place at the arena at 10:30 A.M immediately prior to the funeral. Interment will be at the Salt Lake City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Larry H. Miller Charities for the benefit of women and children with an emphasis on health and education at 301 West South Temple, Attention: Karol Elkington or at any Zions Bank location. Online condolences: www.larkincares.com
Published by The Salt Lake Tribune from Feb. 24 to Feb. 27, 2009.
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I never had the chance to let you know how sorry I was that Larry had passed away. I remember Larry a little bit at West. I would like to offer my heart felt condolences. I know it's 8 years late, but I am truly sorry. I know that the grief never ends. I lost my husband, Leonard on Oct 17, 2008 in a rollover.. It is so hard, but I have my family and I have my Heavenly Father. God Bless, Jeanine Quistberg Willner
Jeanine Quistberg Willner
November 13, 2017
Dear Gail and Larry's Family:
I was a young 24 year old man in 1976 and a player with Denver Broncos when I decided to call Stevenson Toyota in Denver to see if they were interested in establishing a relationship where they would give me a Toyota car to drive during the season in exchage for appearances and use of some of my game tickets, an arrangement many players had with area dealers. They transfered my call to their young GM and he was open to the idea and asked me to come in and talk with him. The young GM was Larry Miller. We became good friends over the next 2 years. In 1977-78, our team became known as the Denver Crush, we were the AFC Champions, and we played in Superbowl XII. Larry loved the exciment as much as the players did. One day he called and told me to bring my temporary car and he exchanged it with an burnt orange Toyota sports car (just for the fun of being part of the orange mania). I remember Larry being very energetic, hard working and we enjoyed our relationship. After we met, he entered into the same relationship with another player or two. I remember Larry inviting me to his home to have dinner with Gail and his young family. When he learned that I had an interest in commercial real estate, he introduced me to a few people he knew to help me learn about the business. In 1979, I left professional football and moved away from Denver to start the next phase of my life and we lost touch with each other over time.

One day in approximately 1995, while driving to lunch near my office in Morro Bay, CA, I noticed a license plate with the dealer label - "Larry Miller, Salt Lake City..." I smiled and wondered if that could be the same Larry Miller that I knew in Denver 18 years earlier. For the fun of it, I decided to call that dealership in Salt Lake City. I believe they transferred my telephone call to something like "Larry Miller Productions" and I smiled, wondering what new worlds he had ventured into. I left a message and later recieved a call from Larry. I smiled, laughed and congratulated him as our conversation revealed that he went on to acquire and own numerous auto dealerships and he was also the owner of the Utah Jazz. I should have known.

Today is Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012 and I woke up with the thought of going on line to find and read Larry's obituary and I'm glad that I found this "Guest Book" - I hope that Gail or her children someday read my story of Larry. I knew him when he was a young GM for a single dealership and he was tirelessly working his way up. He enriched my life. Larry, this morning, I'm thinking of you and your family. You were some kind of man - hard working and passionate. You certainly did your part to make this world a better place. Thank you.
Randy Poltl
April 8, 2012
Dear Gail:
Larry will always be one of the greatest men of Utah..He estabished in every thing he did here and you can be very proad of him the rest days of your life..
Chuck & Barbara wickhamshire
Chuck Wickhamshire
January 2, 2010
I want to thank the Miller family for allowing me to know such a great and generous man. I felt very privileged to know Larry and his family for the time I did. I will never forget the opportunities he gave me to learn new things and further my education.
Elizabeth Worthen
March 24, 2009
To the family of Larry Miller,
Larry has a great legacy he's left behind to his family and the community. He brought many things to our community that may not otherwise have come to pass if Larry hadn't lived out his ideas and dreams. Although he was a man of great wealth, he never flaunted it particularly by the way he dressed. It just wasn't his style to stand out in a crowd but to blend in with everyone. I respect him greatly for that. It was refreshing to see a person in his position use his talents and money to invest in the community he lived in as well as mankind in general.
I admired him greatly for the interst he had in furthering education in our state by providing educational opportunities for teachers and students. My daughter was a recipient of The Foundation of Liberty Seminar and she raves about her experience to this day and is very grateful that he would do this for the teachers.
Larry, thank you for not only showing Utah but the world what an exemplary man you were and for making this world a better place to live in and providing the different types of entertainment for all to enjoy by making dreams come true.
Deanna Nielsen
March 18, 2009
Dear Gail and family-I know that Larry will be greatly missed by family and friends. I have always treasured his friendship and I feel blessed to have known him. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Cherish all of the wonderful moments and memories that you have of him and know that he will not be forgotten----We LIVE as long as we are REMEMBERED and he will be remembered!!
Robin Levi Burton
March 12, 2009
Dear Miller Family, I met Larry at a Ford meeting in salt lake years ago You diffently Know his presents Great man great family Bless all Westland Ford
Frank Devino
March 9, 2009
Dear Miller Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Though I never personally met Larry, I admired his conviction and strength through the past months to try to overcome this debilitating disease of Diabetes. Also, I purchased my first of 2 Toyota Corollas from Larry's Murray location back in 1982 and drove it for 10 years, then bought another Corolla in 1994 which I am still driving. Larry has left such a legacy and is admired by the thousands through-out the world.

May God Bless each and every one of you as you go forward to continue the great work and deeds that Larry started.
Sharon Kerkman
March 7, 2009
Dear Gail, Greg and Family, I extend my heartfeld sympathy and condolences at the loss of your husband and father. I have admired Larry's devotion to family, church, community, and business for years and know he did many things behind the public scene to help many people and organizations with his expertise and generosity. I remmember the first time our families became aquainted was when we both lived in the same ward in Littleton, Colorado. Shortly after your move to Utah we also made a move to Utah and were able to renew our friendship. I remmember one thing that impressed me about Larry was the commitment spiritually that put his life on tract to begin his fulfilling his goals for his life. His impact on sports in Utah is legendary. But for me it was his caring for others that I'll always remmember. I know I'll miss his presence in our lives. Gail, may you and yours have the Love and Peace of our Savior with you always and especially at this time of bereavement.
I'm really glad I got to "know this guy."
Respectfully,
Gary C Merritt and family.
Gary C Merritt
March 4, 2009
Dear Miller Family,
We send our love and sympathy to you and your family. May the sweet memories you have of your sweetheart and father help you though the hard times to come. Rest assured that you will see him again......just in a different place and time. Thanks for giving US all a chance to "know this guy!" Sharing him with the community and the State must not have been easy at times, but know that we are grateful you did! May the comfort and peace you seek, be yours. And most impotantly, may we all "continue to do good, until there is too much good in the world!"
A Fellow WEST HIGH Panther
March 4, 2009
I have grieved over the passing of Larry H. Miller because he has left a big print on Salt Lake and that print was not a selfish one. Rather, he left a legacy of caring, kindness, service, achievement with dedication, and a loving family. People all over the state and world have been affected by Larry's businesses, Jazz, cars, cars, cars, and his tears. Yes, his tears. He endeared himself to us all. What a treasure he has been to us through the years. We will miss, miss, miss him. I send my wholehearted sympathy and love to those who remain, including the entire community, all of whom are in mourning for the man who cared enough to go out on Christmas Eve with his son to get people out of snowdrifts, just to be helpful. The man who bought up all the remaining trees at "Festival of Trees" AND THEN donated them to whomever needed them to lift spirts of children, or organizatgions. He left a footprint as big as old Lake Bonneville. My wish is for continued success of integrity in the Larry H. Miller success story. May it continue to be strong and emulate his wishes.
Marianne Buchanan
March 2, 2009
I never got to meet Larry, but always wanted to. I haven't had my car to drive, due to mechanical problems, for over a year. Being on disability, I can't afford to get it fixed. I told my Bishop, 'I bet if I could meet Larry H. Miller, he'd help me fix it'
Everyone in the state of Utah, even without the pleasure of meeting him, felt like he was our friend. He has set an example for all of us to follow, even from heaven. He has a smile that makes us smile. He deserved everyones respect and admiration, a giant among men. My daughter is there on the other side with him. She'll have him laughing in no time!!!
My prayers and love to your family. I wish I could have had the pleasure of shaking a man like that's hand. A man of God.
Respectfully,
Sandy Stevens
March 2, 2009
We never met Larry Miller in person, but he still had a great inpact on our lives and other Utah citizens. We like others feel that "We know this Guy"! He did so much for others and will be missed. You family have been a great example to us in the dignity you have shown as you said goodbye to you awesome Dad.

May Heavenly Father Bless you all,
Elaine & Allen Child
March 2, 2009
To the Miller Family,

Thank you so much for sharing Larry with us. My dad worked closely with him over the past 30 years. His loyalty spoke volumes for the type of man Larry was. Our family would be so different had it not been for Larry and your entire family. Some of my fondest memories are of watching the Jazz games as a family. When Stockton sunk the 3 pointer to send us to the finals, we were all hugging and jumping up and down, which actually caused us to question the stability of our family room floor. The excitement was uncontainable so we ran outside and greeted many of our neighbors doing the same thing. I know Larry did so many acts of kindness that were never publicized, always giving back to those around him, offering a job to someone down on their luck. Larry was bigger than life, yet so approachable. I think that is why I am having such a hard time imaging life without Larry. I have admired your family, how you have handled such a difficult time, yet letting us share it with you. We know the spirit of Larry will live on. As we have talked about his passing with family, friends and co-workers, the overwhelming feeling is that he inspired us all to do better, to do more good in this world.
Jennifer Jensen Smith
March 2, 2009
Dear Miller Family:
Larry has been an inspiration to many, and he continues to be. I wanted to share an example of this. I work at Davis Hospital and Medical Center as a dietitian/diabetes educator. Many of my patients have followed Larry's story closely, and his openness about his struggle with diabetes has inspired them to take the time to invest in their own health. Several of my patients have shed tears with me over his passing this past week. We have discussed the life lessons to be learned from Larry's struggle. I so appreciate his candid honesty about the difficulty of taking time for self-care and sharing this openly. Two years ago this week I had the unpleasant experience of diagnosing my own son with type 1 diabetes, and we have come to experience the struggles of the disease at our home as well. My son is a huge Jazz fan and follows any story about Larry avidly. After viewing a particularly touching tribute, he told me that he is going to work harder than ever at keeping healthy and managing his diabetes. Larry has impacted him in a way that I cannot (for I am his mother and therefore cannot possibly know much of anything!). I am so grateful to Larry for his example, his giving nature, his blunt communication style and his humbleness in acknowledging his successes and weaknesses. He has inspired my son, my patients, and myself to do better. He has truly followed President Hinckley's counsel to leave the world a better place than you found it. We will miss him! Thank you for sharing him with all of us.
Gina Ward
March 2, 2009
Dear Miller family,

We are so sorry at the loss of your awesome father. We to lost our father a few days after you lost yours. Our father was the drywall contractor on your partents home. It was there our father meet and talked to your father several times. It was something our father never forgot, he was so honored to have been a part of. Your dad made Utah a better place by all he did here. May God bless you all at this time, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

The Jewkes family
South Jordan, Utah
March 1, 2009
I had the good fortune of working for a few of your Dealerships and with your son Greg. Those have been some of the greatest years of my life so far. Greg has extremely large shoes to fill but I know he can do it. Working with Greg taught me a lot and I admire him greatly. I didn't get to know you quite as well, but the times that our paths crossed, you always remembered who I was. Thanks for everything you did for me and so many others in this great State.
Terri Webb
March 1, 2009
I grew up in Salt Lake and once had the pleasure of listening to Larry talk at a church fireside. I was so imppressed as a young man to see the humilty and down to earth manner he had. Larry made this world a better place... But never became "Of this world." He was an old school, straight forward guy. He stood for what he belived in.. Which isn't a popular thing in this day.. I think maybe the best thing he left Utah and everyone... might have been his example... My prayers go out to the the Miller family. Thank you for sharing Larry's time, for all he did for us... And for what its worth.. I live in LA now and cheer for the Jazz at every Lakers game...
Jeff S
March 1, 2009
Dear Mrs. Miller and Family,I wanted to let you know how sorry we are for your loss,and to thank you,and Mr. Miller,for 25 years of employment in your company, and for all you have done and sacrificed for this community and others.I have allways looked up to him and allways will.You are in our thoughts and prayers.Matt Nelson and Family(Lezlie,Chaz&Jessi)
Matt Nelson
February 28, 2009
I always looked forward to Larry's insight on life and business on various sports talk shows...specifically when he was doing the fab 5 at 5. I could sense his sincerity and honesty in those interviews which led to a great deal of respect for him. I'm very sorry for your loss. He will be missed!
Brian Poulsen
February 28, 2009
Dear Miller family,
I truly was so touched at the passing of Larry. I'm so grateful to have had the great opportunity to work for and with him and you for the last 23 years. The memories I have and the blessings I have received from Larry are very dear to me. I appreciate so much knowing each of you and want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kelli Niederhauser
February 28, 2009
To the Miller Family.

I am so sorry for the lost of Larry.

My thought and prayers are with you
Michael Gallegos
February 28, 2009
Thank you Miller family for sharing this time of grief and sorrow with all of us in the valley. Larry was part of all our lives in some way or another. He did so much good. Hopefully, you will carry on with his great legacy.
Lori Andrews
February 28, 2009
To the Miller family,
My deepest sympathies for the lost of your husband, father, and grandfather. My heart broke when I heard of his passing. But I know he willl be looking over you as well as the state he loved. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, as well as his extended family with the Jazz, Miller Motor Sportspark, and his many dealerships.
Marie Garfield
February 28, 2009
There should be more people as this man was. My prayer is that the family continue the work he has started and admired. May God keep and bless you and your family always. Vivian H.
February 28, 2009
To Gail and Steve Miller and The Rest of the miller Family from a member of one of Utahs Ford and Dodge Dealers, and son of one who Steve knew personally and did business with on occasion with, I would express my thoughts about the guy who did the most good to benefit in his own quiet humble way to benefit the people of Salt Lake and all of Utah, I would hope in some way that Larry's Family will and can find some peace knowing that he is at peace and that he does not have to suffer anymore that he could die knowing that his beloved Jazz won their game with Boston, what fitting way for a avid jazz fan could have before dying this was gone, despite all his wealth he and Gail could of have acquired and maybe had they wisely and unselfishly put in good use and in some way returned it and invested it back into the community and into something that could do the most or could benefit the community for the best good, he was a very quiet and unassumely man, he was like what Teddy Roosevelt once said "Walk And Talk Sofely but Carry a Big Stick" in this case instead of the big stick, what he could somewhat do to benefit the most good for the community or some organization or customer in one of his variously dealership and lived up the slogan and truely exmpfied his slogan "After All You Know This Guy",
my heart and prayers go to the miller along with rest of my family, from a nephew of one of the former presidents of the UADA and Grandson of the Former Owner of my familys' business and a Hall Fame Member of the UADA Lynn Labrum, and again son of now president and part owner of the Dealership Bill Labrum and co Owner David Labrum
L and L Motor Company Inc.
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Reggie Labrum
February 28, 2009
To THE LARRY H MILLER FAMILY
THANK YOU FOR BEING THE UTAH JAZZ BASKETBALL TEAM TO UTAH WE WILL SURELY MISS HE AT THE JAZZ GAMES WE ARE GLAD HE BOUGHT THE JAZZ TO UTAH . YOU ARE IN PRAYERS AT THIS TIME
Mariann Peake
February 28, 2009
Dear Miller Family
Sorry for your loss. Larry was aa great man. He will be missed by all that knew him. Thanks for every things you did in the community.

Mindi and Shayne Bowen part of the miller motor sports park employees
February 28, 2009
My deepest sympathy to the Miller family!
"A Man Who loved Utah" he was a great inspiration!! You all are in my thoughts!!
Cheryl Halcom
February 28, 2009
My heart goes out to each of you. Larry was a Giant of a man who will be deeply missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless & keep you.
Priscilla
February 28, 2009
Larry Miller will surely be missed. He has been an inspiration to so many. His legacy and memories will be in Utah forever.
Jessica Appell
February 28, 2009
Larry Miller was everywhere in Salt Lake. We loved him for the Jazz and for his film accomplishments and beautiful Jordan Commons. Thank you, Larry Miller. You are a legend.
Christine Stryker
February 28, 2009
Growing up as a little girl,seeming as it was just yesterday and yet only today gone by, I still then and now will always will remember a humble man that shared more than his faith hopes and dreams. Thank you Larry Miller A man of Utah's Legacy
Suzi Gray
February 28, 2009
Our family wishes to express our deepest condolences to the Miller family. We share your faith and knowledge that Larry is in a far better place, and probably busier then ever before. His example to my family has always been honorable and selfless. May the Lord be with you during these difficult times.
Greg Aland
February 28, 2009
Dear Miller Family,

Our deepest sympathy and our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We wanted to take a moment to share with you all, what an inspiration Larry has been to our whole family. I started working for the group at just 17 years old. 15 years later I am still here. Through all of the years, I have learned and grown with this company and have never been so proud to be a part of it.

It was also through the group that I met my husband. We have been married 11 years and have 3 beautiful girls. My girls have come to know how special the Larry H Miller Group is because that is where their Mom and Dad both work. We Thank you for all of the wonderful benefits we receive from working for your company. We know how extremely lucky we are to be part of this great group.

My oldest daughter is 15 now. College is just around the corner for her. She is already making big plans for her future. None of this would even be a possibility if it wasn't for Larry's huge generosity. We have talked with all three of our girls about how Larry's scholarship program is going to help us pay for their bright futures.

Larry- We Thank you for everything that you have done for us. Thank you also for being such a wonderful soul for the State of Utah and all of it's great people.

Love, Mark & Rita Quintana
Alexis, Mercedes and Aliyah too!
Rita Quintana
February 27, 2009
DEAR FAMILY, I KNOW HOW PROUD YOU ALL ARE FOR WHAT LARRY DID FOR SO MANY PEOPLE, FOR FAMILYS AND FOR UTAH. HE WAS A WONDER MAN AND HIS WORK WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED. HE EFFECTED SO MANY LIVES. HE HELPED SO MANY PEOPLE .NOW HIS WORK IS BEING PASSED ON TO HIS WONDERFUL FAMILY. I KNOW YOU WILL ALL DO A GRAND JOB. WHAT A WONDERFFUL EXAMPLE HE HAS BEEN FOR SO MANY PEOPLE. NO ONE WILL EVER FORGET HIM. YOUR LOVE WILL STILL ALWAYS BE THERE EVEN IF HE IS GONE FOR A WHILE. YOU WILL ALL SEE HIM AGAIN. HE WILL BE WAITING FOR YOU. THE LORD WILL WATCH OVER HIM AND ALL OF US THAT LOVED HIM AND YOU WILL BE WATCHED OVER BY ALL OF US. WE WILL PRAY FOR ALL OF YOU, WE KNOW HE IS IN GOOD COMPANY AND NOT IN ANY PAIN. GOD BLESS HIM, GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU, HE WAS LUCKY TO HAVE SUCH A BEAUTIFUL WIFE AND CHILDREN.YOU HAVE SO MANY PEOPLE TO CALL ON IF YOU NEED ANYTHING. PLEASE LET ANY OF US HELP YOU WHEN YOU ARE IN NEED. GO JAZZ BLESS YOU ALL. LOVE ED & ADDIE STOWERS
ADDIE STOWERS
February 27, 2009
Mr. Miller, thank you. You Rock!
Troy C. Gottfredson
February 27, 2009
Thank you Larry Miller for everything you have done for Utah. You will be missed. You were an example to everyone and your family is I am sure proud to be a part of your posterity.
Robin Combe
February 27, 2009
Dear Miller Family,
My deepest condolences go out to all of you. I feel inspired to tell you, that Larry is in a great place, and is very happy where he is; and that he loves and misses you dearly. I feel as though I have known him; even though I didn't. I am honored to know of great people like him, who gave everything to help the community; and make others feel good about themselves. God be with you, and my warmest wishes go out to you.
Robert Jones
February 27, 2009
Dear Miller Family

You are in my prayers & my heart goes out to all of you. The only time I was able to talk with your husband,father & grandfather. Was at the LHM Campus outside on a very cold winter night. The 15 minutes he shared with me was unbelivable, of course the topic was the JAZZ. I just want to say thanks to your whole family for all the great things Larry and his sweetheart Gail and all of you have done to make Utah what it is today. What a example he set in the NBA, the buissness world, community and your church. May God Bless all of you. You are all in our prayers. Let's go JAZZ win a Championship for LHM and family.
Paul
February 27, 2009
LARRY WAS ALWAYS WILLING TO GIVE AN EXTRA HAND HE WAS A GREAT GUY I MEET HIM TWICE AND I WISH I COULD HAVE GOTTEN TO KNOW HIM BETTER
MILLER FAMILY (7)
February 27, 2009
Dear Gail and family,

We were in your ward in Littleton, CO. Mayo stood in the circle when Larry was ordained an elder and, as ward clerk, made out his certificate. We always admired you for bringing the children to church so valiantly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We admired Larry and followed him and his great endeavors. He is indeed a loved man and will be missed greatly.

Sincerely,
Mayo & Elsie Call - Orem, UT
February 27, 2009
Blessings to the entire Miller family. Larry was an advocate to me and my sons in the early '80's and I will never forget his kindness. His energy was contagious. My heart especially goes out to Judy Miller and Mother, Marie (and sibs)-- as it must be difficult to put to rest a man who belonged to so many.

~Melody Johnson, Auburn, California
Melody Johnson
February 27, 2009
Jon,
I am sorry to hear about the loss of your uncle. He sounds like an amazing man. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Kristy Rhoades
February 27, 2009
Larry will forever be remembered for his great contributions to the State of Utah and it's citizens.
Bryan Singleton
February 27, 2009
Thank you for being an example of what it means to be a great Man
TJ
February 27, 2009
A good and honorable man, Like many, I never met him but had great respect for him as a person, May god bless Larry and his family. He will be greatly missed, never replaced.
Mark
February 27, 2009
I so admire Larry Miller as a man and as an example.
Diane Turner
February 27, 2009
Dear Miller family, I have been truly blessed to have known Larry. He helped me become a better person through his example and friendship.
John Shaw
February 27, 2009
I attended West High School with Larry, and my younger sister was in his graduating class. One day my sister remained after class to talk to a much-loved English teacher at West, Mrs. Mills. They were the only two in the room when Larry poked his head through the door, said hi to my sister, who was a friend, and asked Mrs. Mills a question. After he left, Mrs. Mills turned to my sister and said, "If that young man ever discovers who he really is, there will be no way to stop him or his accomplishments." What a blessing it has been to this state that he did. Sincere sympathy to his family.
Leslie Pearson Rees
February 27, 2009
Dear Sister Miller and family,

Please accept our heartfelt condolences concerning the passing away of your beloved husband, father, and grandfather. The dedicated influence of a loving patriarch is a significant matter.

May the Lord's blessings of comforting solace, continual peace, and abiding love sustain you and your family members during this difficult time of mourning. May you and your family walk the path of bereavement with an enduring eternal perspective of the happy family reunion to come in a far brighter place.

Sincerely,

Clyde and Amelia Triptow
Clyde Triptow
February 27, 2009
TO THE MILLER FAMILY. SORRY LARRY'S JOUNERY HERE WAS SO SHORT. WE WILL MISS HIM AROUND THE "CAR SCENE". CAR SHOWS,CRUISE NIGHTS, AND THE SPORTS PARK. HE "RUBBED " GOODNESS WHERE EVER HE WENT. I HOPE GOOD MEMORIES WILL PREVAIL OVER SADNESS. THE MOTOR SPORTS PARK SHOULD HAVE A "MISSING COBRA" FORMATION AT THEIR NEXT EVENT. RIP MR. MILLER.
JOHN PARKS
February 27, 2009
Thank you Miller family for sharing your husband, father, grandfather, etc. with all of us over the years. It is great comfort to know that you will see him again. I wonder if when the JAZZ win Mr. Miller is jumping up and down stating to himself that he knew the team could do it. May the Miller family be comforted at this time in their lives.
Dianne Hauet
February 27, 2009
IT'S NEVER EASY WHEN WE LOOSE A LOVED ONE,BUT THE JOURNEY FOR MR.MILLER HAS JUST BEGUN...HE'S IN GOD'S HANDS NOW SPREADING THE WISDOM,LOVE,AND KNOWLEDGE THAT HE LEFT US WITH HERE ON EARTH.TO THE FAMILY HE LEFT BEHIND;MAY THE LORD JESUS CHRIST TAKE AWAY THE PAIN OF YOUR LOSS AND REPLACE IT WITH JOY AND PEACE.IN GOD'S ABUNDANT LOVE...LMH SALESMAN
JAMES H'OARD
February 27, 2009
I have worked for Larry Miller Hyundai now for over 4 months and in the auto industry for over 18 years. I can honestly say I have never heard a bad word said about him. When I tell my friends and family about the scholarship fund they are astonished. With all the things I am learning about him with his passing it makes me want to do good for myself and the company even more. God bless him and his loved ones.
Michael Jameson
February 27, 2009
To the Miller Family,

Our thoughts and Prayers are with you at this time. I knew Larry when I worked at the Delta Center Pro Image (Now Fanzz) as the Manager and opened the store when the Delta Center opened in OCT 91' and left in AUG 93'. I had fond memories of Larry and will miss him. Thanks for the Memories!!
Jeremy Potter and Family
February 27, 2009
To the Miller family,
I was in my favorite restaruant and Mr and Mrs Miller were having dinner. A young boy walked up and wanted Larrys autograph. He took a few minutes to talk to the young man and ask about his interests. I will always remember his example of living a Christ like life. Thank you Larry for your example of living what you belive.
Alan
February 27, 2009
My heart goes out to the Miller family, Larry did many things for many people. My wife and I enjoy the Joseph Smith Papers television series and appreciate Mr. Miller sponsoring this program!
Ron Christensen
February 27, 2009
I wish to express my heartfelt sympathy in your time of great sorrow. Only those who have lost a loved one can know the depth of your feelings. I have experienced the death of my parents, a child and my grandparents. I know how difficult these times can be for those left behind.
Please let me know if there is anything I can do to assist you. God bless you and your family during this difficult time and know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sheriff John T. McDevitt
February 27, 2009
Even though I never met Larry I feel as though I have lost a friend. He was such an example to me of how a person should treat others. I loved his drive for life and his keep going attitude.
Miiler Family please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. And that I will never forget the name Larry H. Miller.
Amber
February 26, 2009
Larry miller was a great example of charity.And of love for the state of utah. He will be greatly missed. May god bless Gail and the Miller family. Larry will allways be a part of utah
Russell and Penny Smuin
February 26, 2009
Dear Gail and family,

Sonja and I were saddened when we heard of Larry's passing. May we offer our heartfelt sympathy. Our lives have been made richer spiritually by Larry's example, his dedication, commitment, and unselfishness. He was everyone's friend and was on everyone's level. Your respect and concern for each other is legendary. We had the good fortune of having Larry as our home teacher when we lived across the street from you on Circle Oaks. Greg, it seems like yesterday when we attended your wedding reception. The memory of Larry, Gail and Karen sitting on the right side of the chapel every Sunday is still vivid on my mind. May the Lord bless you and keep you close as a family. Our family and many, many others will always be thankful for the legacy Larry left.

Sincerely,
Mondell & Sonja Ward
February 26, 2009
The world has lost a wonderful man. He will forever be remembered.
Janelle Hatcher
February 26, 2009
Gail, I'm so sorry for you and your family. I use to take care of your mom and I remeber when you would come and see her how happy she was. And now she will be able to see Larry and they will both watch over you. Best Wishes Charolette Anderson
February 26, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this hard time. As a kid I played for the Jr. Jazz. Now I am an adult and watch all of the games that are on the tv. My family and I live in California and the other night to see the jazz win the lakers was great, I know that he watched that and then when he watched the cetics. Our thoughts are with you.
The Austins (Camp Pendelton, California)
Kristina Austin
February 26, 2009
Gail and Family,

Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. Here is a poem I found I thought you might enjoy.

In Our Hearts

We thought of you with love today,
But that is nothing new.
We thought about you yesterday,
And the days before that too.
We think of you in silence,
We often speak your name.
Now all we have is memories,
And your picture in a frame.
Your memory is our keepsake,
With which we'll never part.
God has you in his keeping,
We have you in our hearts.

Author Unknown
William and Gwen Rognon
February 26, 2009
Gail and Family
We had great times at softball games..Our thought and prayers are with you.
David and Bonnie Beagley
St.George, Utah
February 26, 2009
I only got 2 meet Larry a couple of times (when I was a kid). I grew up with the Utah Jazz and Larry Miller. He was like a part of my family, we learned all about him thru my grandparents. You could not be a part of our family and not know about Larry. I am so truely sorry to see him go and I hope that in time you all will be able to have some sort of closer on this. I do know that he is in a better place and that he does not like to see people sad or crying and I agree that he does not want you to cry at the funeral. God Bless and know that my thoughts and prayers are always with the Miller family.
Panola Reuss
February 26, 2009
I have fond memories of Larry. We were school mates and teammates in Little League. My Grandpa Tucker was our coach and he had a great impact on all of us. I often ran into Larry and he would always tell me how much he loved those days. I am so sorry for your loss, but I know that Larry has much to do on the other side. Good people are needed in heaven too. He will continue his efforts with those souls that need teaching in heaven. Also am sure that he and Grandpa "T", and my son Mark will be playing ball if it is at all possible. Have faith we will all be together once again. My love to you all. Tim Coburn West High Class of 1963
February 26, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult. Larry was an incredible man and will be missed greatly. Thank you for sharing him with the great state of Utah.
Marie and Dennis Egbert
February 26, 2009
I had the good fortune to work for the Miller Group in Salt Lake and Peoria Az in the 1990's. Mr. Miller was always larger than life but much the regular guy. He will be missed by family, friends and the people who work with and for him and the city of Salt Lake.
Mary K Gressler-Hampton
February 26, 2009
I didn't know Larry personally, but have long admired what he has accomplished and done for this community. Our heart felt prayers go out to you, Gail, and your family.
Bruce Thompson
February 26, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
ANN TARGETT
February 26, 2009
Larry Miller's traits were that of a common man. His character and abilities were that of a giant among men. May God bless Gail and the Miller Family.
Dick and Sally Frampton
Dick Frampton
February 26, 2009
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2009
Cheryl Clah
February 26, 2009
My thoughts and prayers to the Miller family. What a great man.
Lynnette Johnson
February 26, 2009
Febuary 26, 2009
Dear Miller Family,
I was sadden when I heard the news about LHM, I used to work for LHM, I know he was a great shepard who took great care of his sheep. Our family prayers goes out to you Gail and all of your family. Gail I first met you at a LHM Christmas party and even I shared tears with you and Larry telling us all on the good work we have done. The Lord will continue to bless you Gail. With Love from our family to yours.
Boyd Romero
February 26, 2009
Dear Gail and family,

It was shortly after you and Larry came to Utah after purchasing the Murray store that I had the opportunity to come to work for your wonderful husband, father and grandfather. I appreciate the things I learned from Larry: striving for excellence, caring about people, working hard, enjoying your job. Larry trusted me with some pretty important responsibilities even though I was quite young and that meant a lot to me. I considered him as something of a mentor to me and he would often take time to personally coach me on one thing or another. Even after I left the Toyota store to go back and complete my education, I was always interested in how Larry was doing. Though I was only one of the thousands of people Larry had worked with over the years, I always felt that if I had the opportunity to see him again, he would remember me and we would be able to visit together as if we’d stayed friends forever. That’s why I, and many others, have felt Larry’s passing in a personal way. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless you for raising such a great husband, father and grandfather and good luck to Greg as he assumes the big responsibility of carrying on the Larry H. Miller tradition.
Scott Birk
February 26, 2009
Gail,Greg, and Miller Family, I was saddened to hear of the passing of such a great individual. I will miss his competitive love for fastpitch softball and his humble example. I watched as his competitiveness would take over on the field, and then his humility would make him tearfully apologize in his own way, after the game. What a gifted,brilliant,
loving person he was and is. May each of you be blessed and comforted at this difficult time. His legacy will forever live on in all of his great accomplishments here in the great state of Utah. May God bless and comfort you always, and may the memories bring warmth and shine just as the beginning of each new day.
Michael Thompson
February 26, 2009
Dear Miller Family,
We have been Jazz Fans for sometime and have sat across from you - Gail and Larry . We love you both even though we have not met you personally we have learned to love you. Thank you for your example Gail, Larry and Family. And we will always remember Larry for his thought "Go about doing good until there is too much good in the world". That is what we will tell our Grandchildren about you guys. Thanks for your example. We look forward to meeting Larry in Heaven.
We Love you, Floyd and Kathleen LaFleur
Kathleen LaFleur
February 26, 2009
I knew Larry at the Delta Center. He was a great person. He will be missed by so many people. I send my sympathy to the family at this very sad time.
Gary Hemmert
February 26, 2009
Bryan and Heather -

Our thoughts and prayers have been with you. We admire Bryan's dad for his selflessness and generosity to the community that we (and so many others) love so dearly.

Marinda, Mike, Abby & Briton
Marinda Wessman
February 26, 2009
Dear Miller Family;
We were so sorry to hear about the passing of Larry H. Miller. What a wonderful man he was. Not only a husband, father, grandfather or a friend. But a person that honestly cared about any type of people. Greg good luck for the responsibilities that that you have ahead of you. You will do just fine like your father did. Good luck to the entire Miller family. I have lost my Dad it is hard. But always remember the memories you had with him & all the accomplishments he made in life.
We will miss seeing him at the JAZZ Games
May God Bless You All.
Barbara Olsen
February 26, 2009
Thank you for providing me with a college education that I would not have otherwise. I am humbly grateful!
Annon.
February 26, 2009
Hello my thoughts and prayers are with all the family
Marcy Herbig
February 26, 2009
Greg...
Your father was an amazing man....I marveled at his ability to continually move forward with the many things that he accomplished in his life. He just did not know the meaning of the word....give in...or give up. I'm grateful that I had the chance to know him....I know how hard this is....I've lost both my parents in the last 2 years....but they want you to move on....and be the person that they taught you to be. Take care....give my best to your mother and family
Scott Holm
February 25, 2009
Larry H. Miller left his mark on Utah. Because of his time, dedication, love and financial assistance, he brought about many positive changes here in Utah. I am deeply grateful to the sacrifices he and his family made to bring SLC to a competitive, higher level. He was a marvelous example of a great man!
Debbie Hadlock
February 25, 2009
No, I did not know this guy personally; but I knew his father Mr. Frank Miller and I know his mother and siblings.
Larry was indeed a self made man. He learned the ropes from the bottom up. He also helped a friend of mine in a very selfless way.
I pay tribute to his parents for raising Larry in an old family home with much love. I don't think he could have achieved as much as he did without his parents wisdom and support.
S Woody
February 25, 2009
We want to express our deepest sympathy. Larry was a great person to all he met. He will be greatly missed especially by the fans at the U and the Utah Jazz. Larry cared about Utah like no other resident. We will miss him. Our thoughts are with the family. Kerry & Lori Rupp
Kerry & Lori Rupp
February 25, 2009
My sincere condolences on your loss. Although I am one of legions of fans who did not know him personally, I've followed his career as much as I have his sports teams. He was a genuinely decent man and treated everyone with respect and dignity.
Diane Christensen
February 25, 2009
Larry, Thank you so much for everything you have done for me and my family, It has been an honor to work for you. You will never be forgotten in my family, You have given me a career and most importantly my children a college education. "REST IN PEACE PAL"
James Calhoun
February 25, 2009
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. My sincerest Thank You for the sacrifices you have made in sharing such a wonderful man as Larry with the world... He will be deeply missed by all who knew him as well as those who did not. Love, LAR - Farmington,Ut
February 25, 2009
May you all find comfort from your memories of Larry. God Bless. Rest in Peace Larry

Agusta
Agusta LuJan
February 25, 2009
Gene and I have many good memories of Larry. He and Gene served in the Teachers Quorum and enjoyed many activities together. We remember when Larry and Gail picked us up and took us on a hard-hat tour in the golf cart of the Delta Center before it was completed. We will miss him and pray for Gail and the children to have peace and comfort at this time.
Gene & Marie Yates
February 25, 2009
I'll miss those chance meetings sorely.I can only begin to share your loss. Even more Gail, you and Larry's kindnesses to Grace were greatly appreciated...but that seems true for Utah, and much of the rest of the world.
Love, Harold & Sally Welling
Harold Welling
February 25, 2009
My prayers go out to the family and my thoughts are with you guys. He was a wonerful man.
Mandy Brown
February 25, 2009
Dear Miller Family,
I am deeply sorry about the passing of Larry. How proud you all must feel for all of his accomplishments and contributions to all. We will miss him terribly.
May happy thoughts and fond memories comfort you as you go forward to heal.

Sincere Condolences,
Barb Belman
LHM Silent Auction
Barb Belman
February 25, 2009
To The Larry H. Miller Family,
I would like to extend to you my deepest condolences at the passing of Larry, I will keep you in both thought and prayer as you go through this difficult time in your lives. A man like Larry is indeed a rare gift of God and he will be greatly missed, by so many,but what a massive impact for good he made in the lives of so many for generations to come, yes a rare gift of God indeed.
Love,
S.L. Williams
shaun williams
February 25, 2009
Thank you for your years of service to your God, Church and community.You will be missed in the State of Utah. Much love to your wife and children.
Sheila Stegman
February 25, 2009
My prayers go to Gail and the rest of Larry's family. He will be greatly missed!
Debby Miller
February 25, 2009
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