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Obituary: Raquel Miera

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Raquel Miera 1930 ~ 2006 Our sweet, adorable, loving, beautiful mother passed away peacefully with her family by her side, Tuesday, August 15, 2006 in Washington D.C. from complications due to diabetes. She was born, Raquel Irene Rodriguez on her father's birthday, June 28, 1930, to Jose Leon and Luisa Rosales Rodriguez in Laredo, Texas where she was raised. It was there she met Samuel Victor Miera and they were married in 1950 in the Mesa Temple, until 1984. They had five children and lived in Sandy, Utah until their mission presidency calling in 1971-1974 sent them to the Mexico West Mission in Mexico. She was then mother to over 300 missionaries whom she loved very much. She was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She loved the gospel of Jesus Christ with all her heart and endured her mortality with deep devotion and love to her Heavenly Father. She worked as a bilingual teacher aide at Midvale Elementary School in the Jordan School District where she eventually retired. Music was very important to her and very much a part of who she was. She had a beautiful singing voice and always filled her home with song. Above all she was a wonderful, loving and devoted mother with beautiful dimples and the softest skin. She supported and encouraged each child with their individual talents. She was a fantastic cook and made the best flour tortillas! She is survived by her children, Yvonne (Bennett) Lindsay, Orem; Patricia, Washington D.C.; Sylvia Hunt, Bountiful; Samuel (Melanie), Cleveland, UT; Joseph A. (Cindy), Houston, TX; siblings, Otoniel Rodriguez, Ontario, OR; Arminda Markham, Portland, OR; Jose Virgilio, Ontario, OR, and Estela Alicia, Preston, ID; 16 grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. We express deep gratitude to the doctors and nurses especially Dr. Chauhan and Carmen, Stephanie, Marie and Alison at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, VA, for the sincere care and love they showed our mother. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Friday, August 25, 2006 at the Val Verda Stake Center, 2600 S. 500 W., Bountiful, Utah. Friends may call Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the Lindquist's Bountiful Mortuary, 727 N. 400 E. and Friday, 1-1:45 p.m. at the church prior to services. Interment Lakeview Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Foundation or American Diabetes Assoc, e-mail condolences to lbm@lindquistmortuary.com