Jan 092013

Carole Brewer Miller, 80, of Joseph City passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, surrounded by her loving family at Flagstaff Medical Center. Funeral services were held Jan. 5 at the Joseph City Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Interment followed in the Joseph City Cemetery.
She was born to the late Leslie Joseph and Callie (Bryant) Brewer in Pinedale on Aug. 29, 1932.
Carole attended and graduated from Holbrook High School, where she was active in the Drum and Bugle Corps, which is no longer in existence. On June 9, 1950, she married the love of her life, Jack Kent Miller, and they enjoyed nearly 63 wonderful years of marriage before her passing.
She lived a life given in service to others. She often said her mother gave her the greatest gifts in life, to love everyone unconditionally and to never judge. She was truly a loving person and even cared for her mother, mother-in-law, son and many other family members in their final years of life.
A devoted member of the LDS church, she served in numerous callings throughout her life. She served the members of the Holbrook Stake as the Joseph City Ward softball coach and the Compassionate Service leader. She had the privilege to serve with her sister with the Beehives for many years, a calling they both enjoyed and often talked about. Carole also served in the Mesa Temple and the Snowflake Temple for nearly 12 years.
Most of her life Carole worked as a homemaker in her home. When her children were older she went to work for the church as a custodian. She enjoyed her work, but her first love was being a mother and grand-mother. Her many stories and unconditional love will live forever in the hearts and lives that she touched.
Survivors include her loving husband, Jack Miller of Joseph City; seven children, Peggy (David) Palmer of Overton, Nev., Steve (Beth) Miller of Holbrook, Brenda (Kevin) Fish of Joseph City, Eric (Mary) Miller of Mesa, Shirley (Johnny) Penrod of Gilbert, Brad (Alliene) Miller of Benson and Jeri (Jim) Edwards of Joseph City; a daughter-in-law, Kellie (Dan) Bowman of Mesa; 42 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; and four siblings, Charlotte (Loral) Petersen, Clara (Wendell) Shelley, Bobby (Bev) Basham and Coleman (M.J.) Brewer.
She was preceded in death by her son, Wayne; a brother, Leslie Jr.; a granddaughter, Dani Fox; and two great-grandchildren, Zachary Fox and Tyler Fish.
Owens Livingston Mortuary of Holbrook was in charge of the arrangements.