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Memorial for Jo Anna Miller

Born in Watsonville, Calif. on Jan. 16, 1948
Departed on Oct. 11, 2017 and resided in Cortez, Colorado.
Service: Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017
& 1:00 pm
- 3:00 pm
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On October 11, 2017 at 7:13pm, Jo Anna Miller went to be with her Lord. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest Joseph Hamblin (Papa Joe) and Betty Lou Fugitt. She is survived by her husband, Tim Miller; her sister, Jeannie Schenk; her two daughters and their spouses, Wendy and Matt Eytchison, and Hattie Miller and Steve Ward; and her four grandchildren, Joey and Grayson Eytchison, and Molly and Sadie Christensen.
Jo was a woman that understood love on a level much deeper than simply kindness and affection. Not to say that there wasn't an abundance of both of those things. But for those that she loved, which appears to have been in the thousands, her love was brave enough to call out and provide what was needed, not just what was wanted. But to be clear, this woman was more than just loving and nurturing, she was extraordinarily intelligent. Her mind was constantly gathering and processing information from all kinds of sources. I remember when I was little we would go to the library and she would bring home 7 - 10 books. The topics ranged from psychology, fictional entertainment, politics, and medicine and so on. And seven days later she was done and ready to check out more books. Sometimes I wondered if her mind should have been put to bigger use, to serve this world in a bigger capacity. Her father, affectionately called Papa Joe, always thought that she should have been president. As much as I would have loved to see how she would lead a country and how good it would be for everyone, in the last few days it has become clear to me that her mind and her love served this world more than a president could.
Matthew, a disciple of Jesus, quotes Him saying to do merciful deeds without anyone knowing. It is clear that my mom served and loved people from her heart and not for any reward of praise. I believe she did this because she understood loss. I hope that all of us who have been touched by her and feel the great loss of losing her will honor her by loving each other and meeting each other's needs.
Please join us to celebrate her life on Sunday, October 22nd at 1pm at The Views RV Park, located at 24990 Hwy 184. We will be serving spaghetti lunch in honor of the countless spaghetti lunches she fed her family and friends every Sunday after church.


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