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Shadow Mountain Mortuary

2350 East Greenway Road, Phoenix, AZ

OBITUARY

Regina Mary Grace (nee Castagna) Miller

November 26, 1929July 26, 2020

Regina Mary Grace Miller, Given by God on November 26th, 1929. Given to God on July 26th, 2020. Regina was born on November 26th, 1929 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the daughter of Joseph and Grace (Besasie) Castagna. On July 2nd, 1949 Regina married the love of her life, Edward Miller. The two were fortunate to enjoy a long and happy marriage. Edward preceded her in death on November 6th, 2004. Regina and Edward were blessed with 7 children. Regina was a devoted wife and her greatest joy in life was being a mother. For 60 years, Regina lived in the Milwaukee area, in the house Edward built for them. It was said, “Dad built the house and Mom made it a home.” Regina was a talented homemaker and enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing and gardening flowers. She enjoyed the holidays, family gatherings and the special Italian traditions she carried out and passed down to her children and grandchildren. Regina loved music and could often be heard listening to Frank Sinatra and her favorite song “My Way.” Regina had an influence on many lives and will always be remembered for her gentle, nurturing spirit, willingness to listen, words of wisdom and unconditional love. In 2017, Regina moved to Phoenix, Arizona where she continued to have a positive impact on the lives of those around her. She will be remembered for her kindness and beautiful smile at the assisted living home where she lived for the last 16 months. She would cheerfully greet visitors and was compassionate to those around her, especially when she saw someone who needed a hug. Regina always expressed gratitude for the wonderful life she lived and in reflection on her own life experience, she would often say, “I lived a great life!”

Regina will be truly missed by those who loved her most - her family. She was the dear mother of Ed (Cari) Miller, Bob (Debby) Miller, Tom (Valerie) Miller, Jeff (Jennifer) Miller, Joe (Candy) Miller, Rick (Tina) Miller and daughter Cindy (Norb) Kabacinski. Loving grandmother to 17 and special great-grandmother to 20. She is survived by her sister Annabelle Sherba, sister-in-law Betty Greenemeier, nieces and nephews. Preceded by her brother Sam, brother and sister-in-laws Marilyn Castagna, Charles Sherba, Ruth(Reinhold)Greenemeier, Bernice (Elmo) Groves, Pearl (Jim) Feldmeyer, Connie (Joe) Geracie and Peter Greenemeier Regina's family and friends will gather to remember her at two Memorial Services.

A private family Memorial Service will be held at Shadow Mountain Mortuary in Phoenix, Arizona on August 14th, 2020.

A family and friends Visitation will be at 9:00 am on August 29, 2020 at Wisconsin Memorial Park (262-781-7474), 13235 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield, Wisconsin 53005 with a Memorial Celebration Service to follow at 11:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Regina's honor may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at https://www.alz.org and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at https://www.stjude.org

Services

14 August

Memorial Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Shadow Mountain Mortuary

2350 East Greenway Road
Phoenix, AZ 85022

29 August

Visitation

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Wisconsin Memorial Park

13235 W. Capitol Drive
Brookfield, WI 53005

29 August

Memorial Service

11:00 am

Wisconsin Memorial Park

13235 W. Capitol Drive
Brookfield, WI 53005

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