ARIZONA/HELPER - Frieda Miller, age 95, passed away Oct. 9, 2013 in Glendale, Ariz., with family by her side.
She was born Aug. 23, 1918 in Zeeland, N.D. to Frederick and Ernestina Schuh Dickoff. Her family then moved to Timberlake, S.D. where she was raised along with her seven sisters and three brothers. At the early age of 15, Frieda began to work in the local boarding house. On Saturday evenings she would attend barn dances, doing what she loved to do- dance. This is where she met her husband Ted, who played in the band along with two of his brothers. They spent many years dancing together.
They were married Feb. 6, 1938, and moved to Cripple Creek, Colo., in 1939. In 1942 they moved to Utah where they lived in various small mining communities before settling in Helper, where they finished raising their four children. Once the family was raised Frieda and Ted retired in Cortez, Colo. Frieda spent the last few years of her life by her daughter in Phoenix, Ariz.
Frieda's focus in life was being a devoted wife and mother. She took great pleasure and devotion in raising her four children. Her family and friends were her resume of life. After moving to Cortez, she became a waitress and took great pride in her work at the Molly Gibson Restaurant. Her customers so loved her, an article was written in the local paper honoring her.
She is survived by her son, Robert (Kathy) Miller, St. George; three daughters Wilma (Marko) Yelenich, Henderson, Nev.; Jayne Lupo, Phoenix, Ariz.; Shirley Miller, Salt Lake City; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchilden.
Her husband Ted, of 66 years preceded her in death as well as all 10 of her siblings.
Funeral services will be held at Mitchell Funeral Home in Price on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 at 11 a.m. with a viewing one hour prior to services. We welcome friends and family to join us for her final celebration of life. Interment, Mt. View Cemetery, Helper. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price where friends are welcome daily and may share memories of Frieda at www.mitchellfuneralhome.net.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be sent to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.
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