On Sept. 18, 2018, after fighting a long and progressively painful illness, my darling Lana was relieved of her suffering and passed away. Her example of pure love and actions of generosity touched the hearts of countless individuals. She will be remembered by all of us that love her for the rest of our days. We will continue to quote her word to her grandchildren, “Remember I love you in the morning, in the noon and in the night.”
On June 20, 1959, Lana was born in Jefferson County, Idaho, where she spent most of her life. Her childhood that she remembers was in the Garfield area on her father’s small farm, where she learned all about hard work. She graduated from Rigby High School and shortly thereafter married her first husband, Lane Clark. To this union, three children were born: T.J., Tanis and Ty.
In 1988, she went to work as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Services. Soon after hiring on, she was divorced and found herself a single mother. After seven years she married again, for five years. In 1999, she married for the last time to Kerry Miller. She loved the children of her husband as her own and was soon treasured in his family.
In May 2018, she retired from the Postal Service with 30 years of service. Her satisfaction with this accomplishment was tempered with the knowledge that her illness was going to soon bring about her demise.
She is survived by her parents: Robert and Doris Cox; stepmothers: Pauline Hill and Carol Miller; four siblings: Joy Boyle, Susan Shumway, Robyn Alleman and Jon Cox; her husband, Kerry Miller; seven children and stepchildren: Jason Miller, T.J. Clark, Tanis Cherry, Benjamin Miller, Nancy Sutherland, Ty Clark and Katheryn Birch; and 13 grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Coltrin Mortuary, 2100 First St., Idaho Falls. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.coltrinmortuary.com.