Anita C. Miler, 75, of Meridian, Idaho, passed away October, 2021.
Anita was born January 6, 1946, in Vancouver, Washington to Gertrude Singer Miller and Daniel John Miller. She graduated with honors from Fort Vancouver High school and attended Clark College and earned an associates degree. She married Marvin Miler on March 28, 1965, in Vancouver, Washington. She lived in the Vancouver, Washington area until 2016 when she and Marv moved to Meridian, Idaho to be close to her kids and grandkids.
Anita began her career as a dental assistant and placed it on pause when Amy was born. When Amy and Jon were attending Meadow Glade Elementary School, there was an opening for a school lunch cook. She jumped at the opportunity to be closer to her kids and provide healthy and tasty meals for all the students. In 1994, she received a call from Dr. Wallace offering her a position as a receptionist and since Jon was then able to drive to school, she accepted his offer. Anita found herself in the dental office and she often referred to that position working for Dr. Wallace as her dream job and retired as a dental office receptionist.
Traveling was Anita’s love. Although her favorite place was the beach, she loved going to visit her friends and family. Anything to bring a smile to someone’s face. She was even known to attend two birthday parties in one day just so no one felt left out or uncared for. She also loved to shop for antiques, snow ski, water ski, and ride motorcycles.
Anita loved to do things for others to show them how much they are loved. She spent many years as Woman’s Ministries leader in the church as well as leading in social events for church and family gatherings. She will be greatly missed by all those whose lives she touched with her engaging smile and warm hugs.
Anita is survived by her husband, Marvin Miler of meridian, ID, Daughter Amy (Chad) Lewis of Filer, ID, Son Jon (Mandy) Miler of Meridian, ID, grandchildren Kyle Lewis, KayLynn Lewis, Kelsey Lewis, Benjamin Bull, Ava Miler and Andrew Miler, Sister Shirley Kuehl of Vancouver, WA, and many beloved nieces’ nephews.
Anita preceded in death by her parents, Daniel and Gertrude Miler of Vancouver, WA, Sisters, Janice Doreen of Portland, OR, Helen Clyde of Vancouver, WA, Betty McBain of Brush Prairie, WA and Caroline Rice of Vancouver, WA, and niece Linda Evans of Vancouver, WA.
There will be a service November 20, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. at the Cloverdale SDA Church.