Jan Lee Whipple Miller was born on June 27, 1962 to Pauline and Frank Whipple in Carbon County Utah. She left her physical body on June 3, 2018 at the young age of 55. Jan is survived by her loving husband and best friend Troy Miller, her beloved children Brooke (Troy) Holland, Derek (Ashley) Miller, and Benjamin (Madison) Miller, as well as her nephew turned son , Dallas (Natalie) Desantis, her foster son Robert (Genevieve) Braecklein, and brothers John (Debbie) Whipple and Jeff (Annie) Whipple. She leaves a legacy of 11 grandchildren, Ryder, Linkin, Bentley, Blakely, Xander, Olive, Ben, Aubri, Natasha, Kyle, and Elizabeth. She also sweetly loved her grand-doggers Cocoa, Ruby, Hadez, Mazy, Oakley, Emma, and Wall-E.
Above anything else Jan valued her family. Being a mother was her greatest pride and joy. She was not only a mother to her children, but also a mother to anyone in need and was known by many as Mama Jan. Her legacy is that of serving others. Her love extended far past her close family and friends and into her community and beyond. There are so many people in her life that that she helped immensely, without ever asking for anything in return. She was a philanthropist, an activist, a teacher, an entrepreneur, an optimist, and she was able to leave an impression and impact on those she only knew briefly.
Jan had a powerful and loving character beyond words. She practiced and taught integrity, respect, accountability, She was a woman of her word. Jan took pride and joy in her work, and had a passion for learning and growing herself and others. She had a powerful intuition that she always trusted. Because of this she was able to handle the hardest of situations with grace and compassion. She was a spiritual person and a student of many values and beliefs, faiths, and ways of life. Service and kindness was her practice. Jan had a true gift of helping others to recognize their own divinity within, and she honored every person she met with unconditional love. She had no enemies. The example she set inspired those around her to become better, kinder, more selfless people. Not only did she inspire others to follow their dreams, but she did everything she could to help them make it happen. Jan made the impossible possible.
Jan was the strongest and most genuine woman we know. She was known for her humility and giving spirit, and never wanted anything in return; not even letting others pick up the check, something she learned from her father.
Jan was a beacon of light for those around her, and we believe this gift will continue to shine bright. Love was her legacy, and she will be greatly missed.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Nyman Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Providence LDS Stake Center located at 180 South 485 West in Providence. A viewing will be held Friday, June 8, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Nyman Funeral Home Located at 753 South 100 East, Logan, Utah, and a viewing held prior to the service from 9:30-10:30 at the stake center in Providence. Interment will be in the Providence City Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers donations can be made in Jan’s honor to CAPSA at www.capsa.org/donate Condolences and memories can be shared with the family online at www.NymanFH.com