Sandra Miller

March 24, 1940 ~ January 24, 2011

Sandra Ann Godsil Miller, 70, of Ammon, ID, passed away January 24, 2011 at Mountain Valley Assisted Living after a year-long battle with ovarian cancer. She was born March 24, 1940, in Galesburg, IL to Louis Henry Godsil and Aileen Anna Wiess Godsil. She attended schools in Galesburg. She graduated from high school in Klickitat, WA.
Sandra received an Associate Degree from the University of Illinois and obtained a Bachelor's of Science Degree from the University of California, San Bernadino.
She worked as a Registered Nurse from 1975 until 2004, caring for critically ill patients.
On May 2, 1959, she married James Lawrence Miller in Bandcroft, West Virginia. A strong woman, Sandra prepared the family for each move, following James in his military service. They lived in France, Germany, Spain, England, Japan, California, Washington, Illinois, Montana, Florida, North Carolina and Idaho.
She was an active member of Christ the King Catholic Church, where she served as an eucharistic minister.
Sandra enjoyed quilting and spending time with her family.
Sandra is survived by her sons, James Lawrence (Christie) Miller Jr. of Burlington, NC and Mark L. (Nikki) Miller of Idaho Falls, ID; daughters, Theresa Ann (Chad Vollman) Miller of Ammon, ID and Mary Francis (Cliff) Boyd of Burlington, NC; brothers, Bill (Elenore) Godsil of Bluffs, IL, Paul (Janet) Godsil of Vancouver, WA, Dennis (Kathy) Godsil of Vancouver, WA, and Kevin (Sandy) Godsil of Vancouver, WA; sisters, Marsha (James) LeMaster of Ferndale, WA and Alana (Terry) Nevenner of Vancouver, WA; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, James, on December 3, 2004.
Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 28, 2011 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church on the corner of 9th and Lee in Idaho Falls, ID, with Father Jairo officiating. The family will visit with friends on Friday evening from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Wood Funeral Home East Side, 963 S. Ammon Rd. The Rosary will follow the visitation. Sandra will be interred next to James in Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, CA.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the at in honor of Sandra Miller.
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Published in The Columbian on Jan. 27, 2011