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Obituary: Dona Powell Miller

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LOGAN, UT-- In honor of her life, our beloved; wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and friend. Dona Powell Miller, 80, died July 13, 2000, as the result of a pedestrian auto accident.

She was born June 21, 1920, in Davis County UT, to Harold Overton and Bessie Conder Powell. She grew up at the Utah Power and Light Hydro Plant, at the mouth of Logan Can-yon, where her father was employed. She was the oldest of eight children. She graduated from Logan High School and Seminary in 1937. She married her sweetheart Ray S. Miller. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple.

During World War II, she worked at the Bluebird Restaurant, where she met and made lifelong friends. She was a member of the LDS Church and served in several capa-cities. She loved teaching primary, and young women. From the conception of R.S.M. Food Service, she worked with Ray, as a bookkeeper/ accountant, until she retired in March of 1989. She and Ray loved the USU Aggies, as season ticket holders, they rarely missed a football or basketball game. On several occasions, they traveled away to games with the team. She was a long time member of the Logan Golf and Country Club and enjoyed playing golf with the Ladies Golf Association for many years. She loved life.

Most of all, she loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was always so loving and proud of their achievements.

She is survived by her husband Ray, critically injured, and is at the University Medical Center; her four children: Donna Rae (Dee) Christoffersen, Logan; Jolene (Lynn) Heaps, Logan; Karen (Dennis) Taggart , SLC; Scott (Cherilyn) Miller, Smithfield; brothers and sisters Harold ( Jo) Powell, Spain; Gene (RaNae) Powell, Provo; Maridean (Hardy) Bean, Orem; LaVone Stokes, Georgia Dalton, SLC; Theo (Ruthie) Powell, Dallas TX; and a brother-in-law, Tony Knudson, Albuquerque, NM; a brother-in-law, Lloyd (Harriet) Miller, Wantagh, NY. There are 14 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Ann Knudson.

Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Friday July 21, at Willow Valley Second Ward, 825 N. 200 W. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m., Thursday July 20 at Allen Hall Mortuary 34 E. Center, or on Friday from 10:30-11:30 a.m., prior to services.

Burial will be at the Logan City Cemetery.