Colleen Miller

Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and good friend Colleen Miller, age 72, returned to our heavenly father Monday, February 7th, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. Colleen suffered from an illness in which she could not recover.

Colleen was born February 10th, 1949 in Cedar City, Utah to LaNard and Nan Johnson. She was the youngest of one brother, LaNard E Johnson and one sister Verda Salter. She grew up in Orderville and graduated from Valley High School in 1967. She married Kirk Covington July of 1967 and later divorced. They had one daughter Nanette Matthew. Colleen later married Wayne Miller on October 6th, 1973 at Wallace and Billie’s cabin at Panguitch Lake. They have been married for 48 years. They had two daughters Jolene Owens and Melissa Mosdell.

In their early years Wayne, Colleen, and the girls spent many nights out at the Bryce Canyon Rodeos where Colleen ran the clock and Wayne performed various duties. Wayne and Colleen were also involved with the Panguitch High School Invitational Rodeo. The family looked forward to the deer hunts and going to the cabin where the whole Miller family would gather. Colleen worked for Howard Construction, Security Title, and Garfield County Courthouse in the Assessor’s office where she worked for over 30 years. She also spent countless hours volunteering at the H&R True Value store where she enjoyed visiting with people and volunteering at Nan’s Daycare where she loved holding the babies. Colleen and Wayne enjoyed rides to Panguitch Lake and around town, Colleen enjoyed quilting, crocheting, reading books, and talking on the phone. She is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her favorite calling was being a visiting teacher.

Colleen is survived by her husband Wayne, children: Nanette (Tony) Matthew, Jolene (Kory) Owens, and Melissa (Jody) Mosdell; 9 Grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren with one on the way; her sister Verda and brother LaNard E; In-laws Robert (Lynese) Miller, Arthur Miller, Liz Barney, Alleen (Kim) Sherwood, and Melanie (Ren) Holman. She is preceded in death by her parents; father and mother-in-law Allen and JoAnn Miller; brother-in-law Bruce Barney, and sister-in-law Sheri Miller

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 12th, 2022, at 1:00 PM in the Panguitch 2nd Ward Chapel in Panguitch. There will be a viewing from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM. Burial will take place in Panguitch Cemetery under the care of Mosdell Mortuary.




  1. Roberta M Irish February 11, 2022 at 1:39 am - Reply

    I’m so sorry for you loss, may you be able to find peace and comfort at the sad time. My prayers are with you all.

  2. Ruth Schear February 11, 2022 at 1:42 am - Reply

    Wayne and family, so sorry for the loss of Colleen. She was a sweet lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Love Brandi and Ruth Schear

  3. Russell and Annette Bridges February 11, 2022 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    Wayne and family We are so very sorry to hear about Colleen!! She was a beautiful lady inside and out and very sweet to everyone. You are all in our thoughts and prayers 🙏 Russell and Annette Bridges

  4. Linda* Jenkins February 11, 2022 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    She always talked to me when I would would come into the hardware store. She made me feel very welcome in Panguitch. So sorry Jolene.

  5. Terri Lewis February 12, 2022 at 1:04 am - Reply

    So sorry for your family’s loss. She was very sweet and I always thought she knew a little about everything.

  6. RoLayne Gardner February 12, 2022 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    Wayne and Family:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family! Colleen is a very special lady and we enjoyed our friendship. May your sweet memories warm your hearts as you remember those good times!
    Harry J and RoLayne Gardner

  7. Kathleen Church February 13, 2022 at 2:54 am - Reply

    I considered Colleen a very good friend. I will miss our many conversations during my summer time in Panguitch. Wayne and Jolene you have my deepest symphony. She was a very special lady .

  8. Janalee Bernardo February 13, 2022 at 9:24 am - Reply

    Wayne and family, so very sorry to hear of Colleen’s passing. Colleen was one of my favorite ladies. I have know her a long time. She was the best employee in the Assessor’s office., she was always so willing to help in H & R’s she will be missed!

  9. Wally and lynette February 13, 2022 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    Wayne and girls. We was so sad to hear of Coleens passing. She was always so friendly and liked to visit everytime we saw her especially at the court house. Again sorry for your loss the ortons Wally and lynette

  10. Jean Orton February 15, 2022 at 1:02 am - Reply

    We are so sorry for the loss of Colleen. She was always so friendly and would seem genuinely interested in what you were telling her. She will be dearly missed in Panguitch.
    Denny and Jean Orton

  11. Brenda King Caudill March 6, 2022 at 1:55 am - Reply

    Wayne, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your wife. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

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