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Linda J. Miller
Dec 6, 2012 - Staff
Linda J. Miller died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at the Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. She was 60 years old.
No services are planned.
Linda Jean Miller was born June 24, 1952, in Toledo, Ohio.
She grew up in Temperance, Mich., where she graduated from high school and attended Monroe Community College. After high school, she worked as a first mate on a salmon fishing boat and waitressed while raising her daughter, Deanna.
She raised her own horses, dogs, cats and sheep. She had a very special talent with animals. She worked as a Wrangler, a Stagecoach Driver in Jackson Hole and competed successfully in team penning and barrel racing. She was a competitive shooter, golfer, bowler and body builder. She was a Certified Citizens Mounted Patrol Officer and volunteered in Jackson Hole.
Her family said she also probably should have been a competitive driver as she commuted from Riverton to work at Snow King Mountain, Great American Ski School in Jackson Hole, six days a week for about 13 years. She was a certified ski instructor in Jackson Hole and at Boyne Mountain, Mont., and Killington, Vt. She cooked for Wyoming Horses in Pavillion and worked her last six years at the Wind River Casino as a security guard.
She is survived by her mother, Marlene Combs; sister Sharon Diefenthaler; brothers Tim Combs and Michael Combs; and grandchildren Randy Patterson, Taylynn Ervin-Miller and Nicole Miller of Rock Springs.
She was preceded in death by her father, Paul Combs, her sister Kathy Wiseman, and her daughter Deanna Noller.
Memorials can be made to Help for Health Hospice, 1240 College View Drive, Riverton, WY 82501.