Former Brookings resident Leona “Toni” Hatch Miller, 88, of North Logan, Utah, died March 2, 2012, in Logan.
She was born Aug. 2, 1923, in Swan Lake, Idaho, the sixth of eight children of Edwin and Ethel (Gooch) Hatch.
In her early years she lived in Cove, Utah, Hyrum, Utah, and Paradise, Utah.
She married Kae V. “KV” Miller Nov. 12, 1941, and they raised their children in Hyrum, Logan, and North Ogden. Toni loved to collect dolls, do handiwork, and be with friends. In addition to nurturing her children, she served in church leadership positions, helped with school lunch, worked at Z.C.M.I. Department Store and sold real estate.
Toni and KV were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and they were sealed in the Logan Temple. Together they served missions in Ghana, Africa, and Anchorage, Alaska.
After their missions they lived in Brookings, and in St. George, Utah.
In 2009 they moved back to Cache Valley, Utah, to be closer to family. It was fun to have them close by, and mom especially liked winning family games of Skip-Bo.
Her last years were complicated by the health problems typical of aging, and especially by having a stroke in 2005, from which she made a remarkable recovery.
Toni was preceded in death by her husband KV. She is survived by her children Joan (Tom) Anderson, Brent (Kevon) Miller, Bart (Jana) Miller, and David (Mary) Miller; and by 20 grandchildren and more than 23 great-grandchildren.
Toni’s Hatch siblings were closely bonded throughout their lives. Terrance (Helen) Hatch; Terrell (Zona) Hatch; Carrell (Don) Thorpe; and Bartley (Ilene) Hatch are still living.
Toni was preceded in death by siblings Agatha (Ivan) Allen, Myron (Faun) Hatch, and Darlene (Reese) Richmond.
A memorial service will be at 11:30 a.m. today (March 10) at the North Logan 8th LDS Chapel on 2540 North 400 East in North Logan, preceded by a viewing from 10 to 11:15 a.m. Interment will be in the Hyrum Cemetery.
Family members express appreciation to Legacy House staff and friends, and health care professionals including Alysia Jenson, Lisa Mitchell, and Dr. Jeff Strong who provided excellent care for their mother in recent months.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family on line at www.allenmortuaries.net. Arrangements under the direction of Allen Mortuary
Submitted by Allen
Mortuary of North Logan.