Karen Luann Miller
January 9, 1960 – December 15, 2018
Karen Luann Miller, age 58, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 in her home in New Plymouth, ID, surrounded by loved ones. Karen was born in Oakdale, CA on Jan. 9th, 1960 to Norman and Mary Swank and was the fourth of five children. She married in Oakdale, CA to Michael Lee Miller on April 29, 1979.
Karen was preceded in death by her loving father Norman Sr. and her beloved brother Norman Jr. She is survived by her loving mother Mary; her beloved siblings Terry, Kathy, and Jeff; her devoted husband Mike; her cherished children Heidi and Daniel; and all of her adored grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
In June of 1993 Karen moved to New Plymouth, ID where she became an active member of the First Baptist Church. She valued love, loyalty, and learning. She was kind and considerate and her feelings ran very deep. She was very strong willed and if she had an opinion on something she was usually right.
Her memorial service will be at First Baptist Church of New Plymouth, 204 Elm Street; by Pastor Phil Pittman on Friday Dec. 21st at 5:00 pm. Arrangements are under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel. Condolences may be made to Karen’s family at www.shaffer-jensenchapel.com.
Special thanks to Canyon Home Care and Hospice for all the amazing care they have provided for Karen and those who love her.
- Michael Lee Miller, Husband
- Norman Swank Sr., Father
- Mary (Barnes) Swank, Mother
- Norman Swank Jr., Brother
- She is also survived by her beloved siblings Terry, Kathy, and Jeff; her cherished children Heidi and Daniel; and all of her adored grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
- Memorial Service Friday, December 21, 2018
Karen Luann Miller
December 20, 2018
I am truly shocked and sorry. Karen worked for me for a time at the Argus Observer. She was quick to learn and pitch in wherever needed. She never shirked her duty. When she elected to move on I was sorry to lose her as an employee but always knew her as a friend. My deepest sympathies to her family. May God comfort you all.