Oct 192012

Jay N. Miller, 88, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, in Flagstaff. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, in the Joseph City Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A viewing will precede the services at 9:30 a.m.
Jay was born on Dec. 1, 1923, in Joseph City. He grew up in Joseph City, and attended school there and in Holbrook.
He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and was a prisoner of war.
Jay worked at various professions and retired from the Arizona Public Service Co. Cholla Power Plant as a shift supervisor.
He enjoyed woodworking and gardening, as well as spoiling his grandchildren.
He was a member of the LDS church and served in many capacities, including Bishop.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Illa; and one grandson, Vance.
He is survived by his wife, Sarah May. The surviving children of Jay and Illa are Karla Whittaker Palmer (Jim), Nelson (Karen), Richard (Linda), Douglas (Vicki), Lynette Zweiffel (Robert), Layne (Tammy) and Kari Munk (Dell). The combined posterity of Jay and Sarah May includes 56 grandchildren and 97 great-grandchildren.