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Lynnette Leavitt Miller

December 30, 1926 - September 8, 2013

Lynnette H. Leavitt Miller died Sunday Sept. 8, 2013. She was born December 30, 1926 in Ogden Utah to James and Gladys Ensign Harbertson. Lynnette was raised in Ogden and graduated from Ogden High School in 1943. She went on to attend the University of Utah graduating in 1947. She married Thomas T. Leavitt in the Salt Lake City Temple on March 18, 1948. Tom and Lynnette had three sons together. They later divorced and she married R. Glenn Miller in 1972. He passed away in 1992.

Lynnette was member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  She served as the president of the Young Women’s mutual as well as many other positions in the church. She volunteered for McKay Dee Hospital and was a member of Patio Springs Country Club. Recreationally, Lynnette was an avid golfer, skier, and most of all loved reading a book a day.

She was a teacher for the Weber County School District for 28 years, finally retiring at age 83. One of Lynnette’s greatest joys in her life was teaching. She was a dedicated teacher that made a difference. She taught from the heart and stimulated her students to achieve great things. Throughout her life, former students would come up as an adult and ask, “Mrs. Miller do you remember me?” After retiring, all she talked about is how much she missed the kids from school.

Later in life she enjoyed Sundays with her sons, grandson, and many friends at Snow Basin.  Everyone that knew her called her Big Momma. She enjoyed her time with Book Club and her friends.

Lynnette is survived by three sons: Tommy J. Leavitt, J Scott Leavitt and Mike L. Leavitt (fiancé Rachel). As well as grandsons Derek Leavitt, Ethan and Xander Clark, Shad and Taylor Remkes all of Ogden and two sisters, Margaret Ann Newey of Salt Lake City and Diane Woolsey of Ogden. Also many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her granddaughter Crystal Leavitt Holt, and one brother Jack Dudman.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Leavitt’s Mortuary and Aultorest Memorial Park, 836 36th St. Ogden.  Friends may visit family Thursday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. prior to services.

Entombment; Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Mausoleum.

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Born: December 30, 1926
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Jordan Meyer posted on 2/8/17

Lynnette was my teacher and librarian at valley view elementary. She was different. She took the time to get to know me and didn't just go through the motions. She really cared about the kids and put a lot of energy into her teaching. She was one of those people who instilled in me a sense of intellectual curiosity and general wonder for the world. I saw her when I was in high school, and she remembered me and hugged me. She drove to Plain City to come to my Mission farewell, but went to the wrong Church! I tried looking her up after I got home to come visit her, but couldn't find her. I would tell her now thank you for taking an interest in me. I will drink a Tab in your memory!


Marilyn Mower Froerer posted on 9/15/13

I knew Lynette when her father owned Aultorest Mortuary and she was married to Tom. I worked with my father and her father in the office for about 3 years. It was a wonderful experience for a teenager to work there and get to know the wonderful people who worked there. We learned to love all their family. We recently have had business with Mike and have enjoyed reminding him of our paths that crossed. Love to you all! May God bless you all!


Annetta Green Rasmussen! posted on 9/15/13

Oh my dearest Lynnette...You are beautiful, kind, generous of spirit, joyful and the most amazing woman l know! l will never forget our friendship and your incredible ability to love others. Your friendship and your mentoring during my early teaching career was such a cherished time in my life. Tommy,Scott and Michael; you are in my head and my heart. Just know that she was the most wonderful of human beings. l love you Lynnie. Annetta!


Anne Tarrant posted on 9/14/13

To the Leavitt Family, so sorry to read the loss of your Mom. My heart goes out to all of you and my prayers are always for your family. God bless you and give you comfort. Your Friend Anne Tarrant


Brenda Holmes posted on 9/13/13

I am saddened to hear of the passing of your mother, she was a great lady. Over the years I loved her sense of humor, love for children and passion for books. Never saw her without a TAB....which were not easy to find. May your family find comfort in knowing that Lynnette made a positive difference in all that knew her.


Kaylene Steele posted on 9/12/13

I worked with Lynette for 2 years at Valley View Elementary School. She was very professional, loved the students and cared about literature. We had some good times together. She was a great lady. My condolences to you on your loss. Kaylene Steele


Sharon Roghaar posted on 9/12/13

Tom and Scott, Your mom was truly a wonderful, sweet lady. We will miss her at book club and at Snowbasin. Our sympathies are with you. Sharon and Brad Roghaar


Mary Clark posted on 9/11/13

My deepest sympathies to Lynettes family. She was a wonderful lady whom I could always talk to and laugh with in the library. After she retired I loved our lunches we would have at the Union Grill. We shared so many long talks and laughs, her eyes would light up when she would tell me how good her sons were to her. She adored her family. Lynette was an amazing lady,and a great friend, and I will always have such warm and wonderful memories of a truly one of a kind lady.


Stacy Howard posted on 9/11/13

Lynette was such an inspiration in my life for the 13 years I knew her. She taught me how to fight for my daughter and myself. She always cared about what was going on in my life and showed so much love. What an inspirational woman. I can't tell you how many times I have said, "When I grow up I want to be just like Lynette." Love her!!!


Norm and Diane Russell posted on 9/11/13

Lynnette was our neighbor in North Ogden from the time we built our home in 1977 until she moved to South Ogden. She was always friendly, and fun to be around. Often our children would come home with a soda, and it was Lynnette who invited them in on hot days to cool off. She had a ride-on lawnmower that she used, usually with her poodle sitting on her lap. Our two youngest, twin boys, thought of her as a friend, and she, them. They loved to stop, visit, and help her with anything she needed.Often she told us that she was grateful that they would make time for an "old" lady. They certainly never thought of her as old--but rather a nice neighbor who had time for them! Our condolences to her family. Sincerely, Norm and Diane Russell


Kay Parkinson Remington posted on 9/10/13

I was 20+ years younger than Lynette but I remember her. Beside being a beautiful girl she was always kind. I never saw her frown or heard her raise her voice. She was a girl through and through, a loving Mother, Wife and Friend. She will be missed dearly.