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Sheri Lee Miller

June 24, 1963 — December 11, 2020


Sheri Miller
Panguitch, Utah


Sheri Lee Neilson Miller, 57, passed away on December 11, 2020, at Dixie Regional Medical Center after losing a valiant battle to COVID-19.  Sheri was born on June 24, 1963 in Panguitch, Utah to Darreld and Mary Lou Neilson.  She was raised in the town of Henrieville along with her older sister, Toni, and her older brother, Zeke.  She grew up with many aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents close by, and she always held those relationships close to her.  She spent a lot of time with her Grandma and Grandpa Twitchell in Cannonville, learning how to work with the dairy cows, on the farm, and learning how to cook and sew. She attended school at Bryce Valley and excelled as a member of the track team. She met Russell Hatch and they were married in 1980.  She and Russell made their home in Panguitch and started their family.  After Russell was killed in 1988, she supported herself and her kids by working outside of the home and making beautiful wedding cakes and specialty cakes for the community.  She married Arthur Miller in 1992, and they continued to raise their family in Panguitch.
Sheri was extremely talented and creative.  She made many brides happy with the amazing wedding cakes she created, always making them the way that the bride wanted them.  She loved to read and could get lost in the pages of a good book for hours on end.  She loved to play Dr. Mario and loved a good competitor.  She was an amazing cook and there was no culinary masterpiece that she couldn’t perfect.  She loved to travel and made many memories with her family adventuring to destinations all over the globe.  Most of all, Sheri loved her family.  She was extremely proud of her husbands, kids, and grandkids, and would talk about them to anyone who would listen.
Sheri was an active and faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  She had a strong testimony of Jesus Christ and His Atonement.  She enjoyed attending the temple whenever she could.  She held many callings throughout her life in the church and was a true example of service.  She was the first to feed the missionaries or take dinner to a family.  Her example of spirituality, service, and love will live on through those who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her husband, Arthur; children: Pepper (Wade) Gale, Beaver; Rory (Kristi) Hatch, Orderville; Kale (Fallyn) Hatch, Leeds; Josh (Ashley) Hatch, Lyman, WY; Shiann (Austin) Mortensen, Aurora; Rowdy Miller, Panguitch; and her 13 grandchildren: Tavy (Corbett), Cooter, Tate, Eli, Peyton, Gabe, Wyatt, Kaylee, Stetson, Saydie, Traysen, Maverik, and Tencelee. She is also survived by her sister, Toni Foster, and brother Zeke (KayeLynn) Neilson, both of Tropic; mother-in-law, Caryl Hatch Englestead, Panguitch; many siblings-in-law, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Russell; her parents; and her in-laws: Carl Hatch and Allen and Joann Miller.
The family would like to thank all of the healthcare workers at Garfield Memorial Hospital and Dixie Regional Medical Center for the love and care they have shown Sheri and her family in recent years.
Private family funeral services will be held Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. in the Panguitch 2nd Ward Chapel.  A public viewing and graveside services will held at 11:30 a.m. in the Panguitch City Cemetery. Lives streaming of the services and online guestbook can be found at www.maglebymortuary.com under Sheri’s obituary. Due to COVID-19, all attendees are required to wear face masks and adhere to social distancing guidelines.  Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider contributing to the General Missionary Fund for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; a cause that Sheri loved and supported throughout her life.

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