Janet Lynn Miller passed away October 28th at the age of 59; she was surrounded by her family. Janet is survived by her mother Marita Ricks, her father Joseph Kuefner, her siblings Jill and Dan, her husband Michael Miller, and her daughters Jenny and Marie, and son-in-law Jon. Janet was born in Bergenfield, New Jersey in 1960. She moved to Phoenix, Arizona at the age of 8.
Janet loved baking with her daughters and had a passion for all sweets. She loved to read, constantly striving to grow, and evolve to be the best person, wife, and mother she could be. She was open-minded, generous, and empathetic. She lived and felt things with her whole heart. Janet was a woman of strong conviction and honesty, always standing up for what she thought was right, despite any consequences. She was a devoted and loyal friend, wife and mother, always giving 100%.
Music moved Janet’s soul. She loved everything from midtown/soul to instrumental music. Her home was always filled with warmth and love, good music and great food. She loved antique shopping and jewelry of all kinds. Janet could spend hours picking out the perfect greeting card, to reflect the person she was giving it to. Her thoughts and words touched people in a profound way.
Janet loved a good bakery, Italian food and was an avid fan of Seinfeld, Blue Bloods and Curb Your Enthusiasm. She appreciated a good deli, always asked for extra napkins, could smell an onion from a mile away, was known to be a very generous tipper, and didn’t take sh*t from anybody. In 2018, Janet and her daughters traveled to New York City, fulfilling a dream of eating good foods, seeing Broadway shows and feeling the rhythm of the city.
Janet is an incredible soul who always believed in miracles. She was kind and sweet and did everything she could to help those who came into her life. Janet was the most selfless, loving, compassionate person. Wherever Janet was felt like home. Janet loved the holidays and always decorated her home in the most beautiful way. Her smile had a certain sparkle which brought joy and love to those who were fortunate enough to know her. She loved kids and embodied the word ‘Mom.’ She was the best mother, wife and was always there when her family and friends needed her and could make everything ‘okay.’ Janet will be deeply missed but not forgotten.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix. A Celebration of Life Luncheon will be held immediately afterward. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Janet’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org.
Mike, Jennifer, Marie, We love you and pray you have some comfort that Janet, your Mom, is at peace and without pain. She was such an inspiration to me during my cancer treatment. When ever I felt bad or things didn’t seem to be going right, I always thought of Janet and how brave she was in her fight to get well. All those years and days she had that seemed bad, she somehow made those times more plausible with her wonderful smile and attitude to be a fighter not a quitter. I will always cherish her memory and her inspiration to beat cancer. We love you.
Wayne and Barbara
Janet was an incredibly kind, generous and loving soul. She loved her daughters with all of her heart. She was a hard working person who always brought a smile to her colleagues face. She was resilient and a pillar of strength. Our thoughts and strength are with her family and friends.
Janet was one of the sweetest women I have and the pleasure of knowing. I met her through work and we would always catch up when she was there. We found out her daughter was living where I had attended college, on her next visit she brought me back some WSU goodies. When she and Michael moved into their new home a few years ago she asked for my help sewing some small curtains and cutting down a shower curtain she liked to fit in her new shower. It turned out well and she was able to have the bathroom decor she wanted.
She was always kind and caring and made you feel like family. Janet will be dearly missed.
I worked with Janet a few years back, and I looked forward to seeing her every day . she was a very kind soul and I always loved talking to her about shopping because we had the same love for silver jeans and every time one of us was at Dillards and we saw a sale we would always call each other. She was always there for me and when my significant other passed away three years ago she would have the most amazing comforting talks with me and I will treasure that forever she will be deeply missed and forever in my heart and my condolences go out to all of her family I know she loved all of you very much. Rest easy my dear friend
Words alone cannot express the loss of a loved one. Have comfort in her strength, the love in her heart, the love she gave you and healing to get you through this very difficult time, she will always be a part of you. With heartfelt condolences and prayers to you all.
I sent this in her text but wanted to send to you also so you know how wonderful She is!
“Hey it’s Brock. I’m not sure if your going to get this but I wanted to send it. Rosemarry told me what’s going on. I wanted to let you know I am praying for you and your family and wanted you to know I think you are one of the most wonderful and heartwarming people I have ever met. Here is the a few pics of me and my family and yes Reagan wants me to go as a ballerina robin ❤️ ”
Again she was a wonderful soul and if you don’t remember me I am the one who has the basketball game for her. I am praying for you all and know she is an Angel on heaven!
Sorry for your loss my condolences to the Miller family .
I will always love you and miss you every day of my life. You were the greatest person and gift a person can ever ask for. I love you my sweet wife. We will meet again Honey. My beautiful angel and saint. I love you more then anything XOXO Mike
My sincere condolences for your loss. Hope you find comfort with the Lord.
Mike and family, I am very for your loss. Your memories of Janet are always with you. Lord Bless.