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Marcia Johnson Miller

December 31, 1946 — September 27, 2021

Marcia Meyer Johnson Miller, born December 31, 1946 in Logan, UT, passed away September 27 in Salt Lake City, UT due to complications from a recent surgery. Marcy was a beloved daughter of Melvin Ralph and Madge Marie Merrill Meyer (Smithfield UT) and the oldest of five treasured sisters, with whom she enjoyed lifelong friendships and family bonds.  She married the first love of her life, Wayne Johnson, on February 11, 1966. Their marriage was solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple. Together, they raised three children, who were their greatest joy. After Wayne’s death in 2013, she found love again and married Reese Miller on June 30, 2019 in her beautiful flower-filled yard. Reese quickly became part of Marcy’s family (and learned of her ever-present “To-Do” lists), and together, they found great happiness attending to their blended family. While we experience sorrow at the loss of our great mother, we especially grieve for Reese for all that might have been.

Marcy had a great passion for life, laughter and adventure. For years, she could shock a crowd by performing (without being asked) her cheerleading routines from North Cache High, Skyview High and Utah State University, where she pledged Kappa Delta Sorority. Following her educational endeavors, she and Wayne settled in Bountiful, UT in 1968 where she’s lived ever since. She enjoyed book club, painting, dancing, reading and drinking an ice-cold Coke from a crystal glass, while enjoying sunsets amid the flowers on her patio.

Prior to her retirement in 2019, Marcy thrived in a career in the travel industry for more than 40 years and took great pride in the care she provided each client. She was no respecter of persons and always looked to ensure clients from all walks of life had her equal attention. While she held the esteem of executive, government and church leaders, she was most fully “in her zone” when she helped teachers, nurses, cashiers and other everyday Americans plan their dream trips.  Every morning, until she was 72, Marcy put on her “power suit” and went into “business mode.” Her career gave her purpose and allowed her to set an example of work ethic for her children and grandchildren. As children, we loved calling her at work just to hear her ultra-professional, perky, anchorwoman phone greeting. By the time she retired, Marcy had travelled the world over multiple times; it was easier to name the places she hadn’t visited.

Although she explored the world, her most treasured trips were to her cabin in Bear Lake.  Whether in Bountiful or Bear Lake, Marcy turned houses into homes and created places of calm, comfort and simplicity. She made great sacrifices to create homes in Bountiful and Bear Lake, where her family and friends could gather. No detail was too small. From the architectural design and woodwork to the wrought iron detailing and landscape, Marcy knew how to create a space where everyone was comfortably, welcomed and loved. With Marcy at the head of the home, life was good.

She focused on creating a welcoming home because no one hosted a family and friends gathering quite like Marcy.  She spent hours envisioning every detail of celebrations, and on “game day,” everyone learned why her siblings nicknamed her “Sargent Marcy.”  Every meal was from scratch, every flower was specifically chosen, and every detail was considered.  With her lipstick on, she made the ordinary, extraordinary. Whether feeding 70 plus people her “famous taco salad” or celebrating her annual “Sweethearts Dinners” on Valentine’s Day, no gathering was complete until the family laughed themselves to tears. Even Covid couldn’t stop Marcy from hosting a socially-distanced Christmas Day dinner on her deck in freezing temperatures. She just pulled out the space heaters, blankets, hot chocolate and heated chafing dishes. Such is the joy she lived to create.

One of Marcy’s greatest attributes was her listening ear and empathetic heart. As a mother, her way of giving advice was to listen. And, then listen some more. She embodied the Golden Rule and treated everyone with respect and often took the high road when she had every reason not to. This attribute cannot be overstated.

Marcy has said “goodbye for now” to her husband Reese Miller, her adoring children Troy – Layton UT, Tiffiny Lipscomb (Richard)– South Jordan UT, and Cody (Julianna) – Richmond, TX; six cherished grandchildren, Madison, Jacob, Dylan, Louis, Blake and Lauren and her dog, Jackson. She also leaves behind many dear siblings, nieces, nephews and friends.    As a blended family, Marcy equally enjoyed attending the events of Reese’s five children Malynda – (Lehi, UT), Trevor (Lori Ann) – Eagle Mountain UT, Tyler – Pleasant Grove UT, Rachelle Prescott (Ronnie) (Herriman, UT), Trent (Christy) Provo, UT, 15 grandchildren and two recent great grandchildren.

A visitation will be held Thursday, Sept. 30 from 6-8pm at Lindquist’s Bountiful Mortuary 727 N. 400 E., Bountiful, UT. Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 1 at 11am at Val Verda 4th Ward Chapel, 2633 S. 50 W., Bountiful with  visitation from 9:30 – 10:30am.

Funeral services will be live-streamed by scrolling to the bottom of Marcy’s obituary page.

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Visitation

Thursday, September 30, 2021

6:00 - 8:00pm

Lindquist's Bountiful Mortuary

727 N 400 E, Bountiful, UT 84010

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Friday, October 1, 2021

9:30 - 10:30am

Val Verda 4th Ward Chapel

2633 S 50 W, Bountiful, UT 84010

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Friday, October 1, 2021

Starts at 11:00am

Val Verda 4th Ward Chapel

2633 S 50 W, Bountiful, UT 84010

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