Sharon Marie Miller (nee Carlson) of Magna, UT passed away at home on Sunday, April 18, 2021. Sharon was born in Berkeley, CA in 1943 to Edgar and Norma Carlson with whom she spent her growing years in the Bay Area. After completing college and beginning a teaching career in California’s Mt. Diablo School District, Sharon met her eternal husband and friend of 50 years, Michael Miller of San Leandro. Sharon and Mike spent many years in the Lake Tahoe-Carson City-Reno area before settling in Magna, UT in 1984.
Sharon resumed teaching elementary school after moving to Magna. She originally taught at Mt. Vernon Academy followed by more than 20 years at Beehive Elementary. Sharon loved teaching and truly had an affinity for each of her students whether they were challenging her, or she was challenging them.
Sharon served diligently as a church volunteer in any role she was asked to fill. She seemed to find most joy in music whether it was selecting music or playing the organ for the congregation, leading a choir, or playing piano for the children.
Sharon is survived by her husband of 50 years, Mike, five children and thirteen grandchildren. Karen Barres (Craig) and Leila Ricketts (Derick), Elijah, Rachael, Angelina, and Ammon. Kaylene Stillwell (Will) and JJ. Kim Grasmick (Bryan) and Alyssa. Michael (Nicole) and Adam, Zoe, and Harrison. Karalynne Thacker (Matt) and Azalea, Trevin, and Brietta.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2021, at 2:00 PM at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E 10600 S, Sandy, UT. A celebration of life will be held at Magna Copper Park, 8975 W 2600 S, Magna, UT, from 4:00 PM to 6 PM. Please bring your memories and pictures to briefly share if you wish. Per Sharon’s wish we intend this to be a celebration of what we learned from this wonderful woman.
Life Story Info
Sharon is such a beautiful person. She made me feel like I was one of her daughters. We celebrated Mother's Day with her family (and one of my very best friends, Karen) and it's such a fond memory. Sharon gave all of us a Rose of Sharon plant, and mine is planted in my backyard so you can't miss it when you look out of my kitchen window. I think about her all the time and the sweet, thoughtful mom she is.
I love how positive she always was. I love her smile and the warm feelings I always felt behind it. I love her sweetness. I didn't see her very often but I loved when I did and I always love listening to the stories about her from Karen.
I love the Miller family because they have inherited so many lovely qualities from her. Until we meet again......unless I screw it up and don't make it to the highest level of Heaven.