On April 25, our sweet, loving Edith Ann passed into eternity, peacefully in her home. She was the most pure expression of love that we knew.

She always gave of herself, thinking of others before herself. She expressed this love as an elementary school teacher and guidance counselor for over 20 years, teaching so many to be kind and to get along. She also expressed this being involved with the Crossroads Urban Center, and later the Assistance League serving in multiple roles. She was an active member of Holladay Community Church since childhood. From a very young age (wanting to give away Christmas wishlist items to her sister), til the end (wanting to make something to eat for her kids from her hospital bed), she gave; she loved.

She loved gardening and had beautiful flower beds at the Sycamore Drive and Greenside Place houses that bloomed every summer, growing larger and larger every year she tended them. She was a Master Gardener at heart. She was also quite a chef, with husband Craig having frequent "gourmet club" evenings with their close friends. Everyone loved her homemade dinner rolls.

She loved biking, hiking, skiing, scuba diving, and before his death, taking epic vacations with her husband of 44 years, Craig. They dove the Carribbean multiple times, biked as far away as Europe, cruised the world, visited New Zealand. She even hiked Machu Picchu and safaried in Zambia after he passed.

She is a true living testament to a life well lived and she spreads seeds of love all along the way.

She was born to Alonzo "Smiley" and Dorothy Roark, September 2, 1943. The second of 5 children (Berna, Judy, Keith and Susie), whom she precedes in death. She married Craig in 1964. They were married 44 years when he passed and he was the love of her life. They had two sons Bob and Chris, and she had 3 grandkids - Nathan, Sarah and Joseph. She has more friends than can be named here, as she made them wherever she went.

There will be a celebration of life held at the Red Butte Garden on May 28th from 5-9 pm. RSVP is required as there is limited space. RSVP to edithmiller4901@gmail.com

To plant trees in memory, please visit the Sympathy Store.

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May 05, 2023

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