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Obituary: Raymond Jensen Miller

Raymond Jensen Miller 1912 ~ 2005 On a beautiful, crisp fall afternoon - one perfect for playing a magnificent round of golf - Dad said his last goodbyes and peacefully slipped from this mortal life to go finally BEYOND a beautiful sunset, just like the brilliant sunsets he so loved to share with those he held dear. Raymond Jensen Miller, 92, was born Dec. 25, 1912 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Alfred O. and Antoinette Jensen Miller, one of twelve children and the last surviving. He married Nellie Faye Frost Sept. 14, 1938. He passed away in Salt Lake City Nov. 25, 2005 surrounded by loved ones. He leaves behind that which he held most dear to his heart, his family. He is survived by his children, Michael R. (Marian), Randall F. (Kathy), Toni Wiseman (Paul), Deborah Millerberg (Reid) and James K. (Sara Jo); sixteen grandchildren; son-in-law, Bryan Stevens; brother-in-law, Jack Frost (Dorothy); sisters-in-law, Marie Miller and Ruth Ballew; and by many nieces and nephews, golf buddies, theatre friends and many friends he met along the way. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie Faye Frost; daughter, Lynda Stevens; and great-grandson, Casey Cornish. Ray grew up in the East Mill Creek area and attended Granite High School. He worked for his father's business, Intermountain Plating Company, Baldwin Radio, Eitel McCullough and National Theatre Supply Company where he was regional manager. He was an innovator and implementer of new technology in the theatre industry. He installed the first CINERAMA (Todd-AO-Vision in the U.S. (Villa Theatre). After retirement, he went into the theatre business for himself with his son, Randy. He loved the movie theatre business, as it allowed him the opportunity to travel the Intermountain States and also afforded him the time to enjoy another love - the game of golf. He was an excellent golfer and was able to enjoy golfing until very recently. He had ten holes-in-one to his credit. He taught most of his children and many of his grandchildren how to play. In addition to his family and golf, he loved good music, dancing to the Big Bands, kids, square dancing, going to lunch, bowling, BYU Football, the Utah State Fair, mashed potatoes and gravy, getting his hair cut, crossword puzzles and sitting in the sunshine. We will miss his suntanned face, his beautiful white hair, the twinkle in his eye, his jokes and his "me loves you." We love you, too! Funeral services will be held Wed., November 30, 2005 at 12 noon at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 Highland Dr. Friends and family may visit Tues., November 29 at the mortuary from 6-8 p.m. and one hour prior to services. Interment will be at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.