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Terry Wallace Miller

March 22, 1952 - September 21, 2017

Terry Wallace Miller, loving husband, father, brother, son and grandfather was called home Thursday, September 21, 2017, after a valiant battle with cancer.  He was surrounded by family who were able to sing and love him straight into the arms of Jesus.

Terry was born March 22, 1952 to Wallace and Virginia Miller in Alliance, NE.  In 1970 he graduated from Laramie High School, Laramie, WY, where he played football and was on the swim team.  He married Julia Ann Ritter on December 16, 1972.

Terry attended Concordia College, St. Paul, MN, where he received his bachelor’s degree in education in 1980.  He spent the next 30 plus years creatively teaching upper elementary students at St. Paul Lutheran School, Ogden, UT, making learning fun and interesting.

His love of God and music was manifested as he organized and led vocal choirs, bell choirs, and a praise band.  He also enjoyed writing and arranging music of his own.  His many hobbies included stamp collecting, gaming and creating fantasy dioramas.  He also spent a lot of time gardening and hiking, especially after his retirement in 2015.

Terry is survived by his wife, Julie; daughters, Talaya (Zach) Vander Wal and Kira (Anthony) Tran; his son, Zachary (Malgo) Miller; his three granddaughters, Cora, Sage and Moriah.  He is also survived by his mother and two sisters.

He was preceded in death by his father.

A Memorial Service will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 3329 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, UT, on Monday, September 25, at 11:00 am.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial may be given to Operation Christmas Child through St. Paul Lutheran Church.


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Date: Monday, September 25, 2017

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3329 Harrison Blvd , , Ogden, UT,

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Born: March 22, 1952
Died: September 21, 2017

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Pam and Debbie Cox posted on 1/4/18

My mom and I are both so sorry for your loss. We just found out about it today. Mr. Miller was my 5th grade teacher and by far my favorite. I'll never forget his kindness and ability to make me laugh. When I was in his class I got real into temporary tattoos. One day he noticed a tiger on my arm and told me it was the same ancient marking of Queen Hunky Funky. Later on he sent me out to get light bulbs for the classroom. When I came back he had the entire class stand up and proclaim "all hail Queen Hunky Funky!". It was one of the most memorable and funniest moments of my life at St. Paul's.


Kerry Turck posted on 9/26/17

I will always remember Terry's smile and love of the Lord.


Kerry Turck posted on 9/26/17

Dear Julie and family. I know that Terry fought a courageous fight against cancer. His Lord and Savior Jesus Christ was with him throughout his long battle. May our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ surround you with His love, peace and comfort just as he surrounded Terry. My heartfelt prayers and love for all of you. " A Mighty Fortress is our God." God give you strength in the days ahead. Kerry Turck


The Rempfer/Pacheco family posted on 9/24/17

Bless you Terry as you now rest in loving peace. You meant so much to our family. You will be missed.


Miss Pat posted on 9/24/17

What a Special Man


Miss Pat posted on 9/24/17

Dear Miller Family, Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the Soul and sings the Tune without the Words and Never Stops At All. It is with deep sadness that I learned of Terry's death. It was a Joy and Privilege to work as a Staff Member with him for many wonderful years. God's Love Always, Miss Pat (MP)


Karalyn and Larry Maevers posted on 9/24/17

Psalm 34:18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. -Psalm 34:18 My heart is broken to the loss of Terry, it also rejoices knowing he is without pain and with our Lord. So many happy memories of us teasing each other. That huge smile, especially in the days when he enjoyed lemon desserts. He and I shared a love for Youth. He will always be remembered. Prayers or peace. Sending hugs and lots of love..