Our dear mother, Sandra Mae Lyman Leibenguth Miller, passed away, October 31, 2022, at her daughter’s home in Escalante after enduring many health issues for the past several years. She was the best wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend.
Sandra was born on April 9, 1947, in Idaho Falls, Idaho to Truman Snow Lyman and Leona Cleverley. She was the oldest sister to 3 brothers: Cleo Reed, Truman Kent, and Noel Cleverley. She was raised in Boulder, Utah and attended school in Escalante. After graduating high school, she went on to attend Dixie State College in St. George. She lived with her Aunt Loya and loved every minute of it.
On May 11, 1968, she married the love of her life, Afton J Leibenguth. Together, they raised two daughters, Paula and Lisa. He preceded her in death on July 19, 1982.
On April 11, 1986, she married Howard Miller. She acquired another daughter from this marriage, Candace. He preceded her in death on August 27, 2020. They purchased the Phillips 66 Station and ran it for years before selling it.
Mom loved to wait tables at Whitey’s Café and her job at South Central Telephone Association. She was the office manager for many years. She medically retired from there. She loved hunting, fishing, gathering wood, canning the many vegetables that they grew in their garden. She loved helping others and was always there when someone needed her. She continued to offer her assistance even when she couldn’t physically help. Mom was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The position remembered most was her Young Women position. All of the girls loved to ride to the temple with Mom.
Sandra is survived by her daughters: Paula (Greg) Shakespear and Lisa Ann Nez; stepdaughter, Candace J (Adu) Asante; 8 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; brothers: Cleo Reed (Mary), Truman Kent (Sann); sister-in-law, Michelle Lunt.
She is preceded in death by her parents; both of her husbands; son-in-law, George Nez; brother, Noel Lyman; sister-in-law, Mary Ann.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 4, 2022 at 12:00 Noon in the Escalante 2nd Ward Chapel, where friends may call from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Escalante Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com
Live streaming of the service can be found below the obituary the day of the services.