Linda Georgie Miller, 81, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, passed away on July 29, 2022, at home in Gilbert, Arizona. Memorial services will be held on Friday, August 5, 2022 at 10AM at Bunker’s University Chapel, 3529 E. University Dr., Mesa. For more information go to www.bunkerfuneral.com.
Linda was born to Elnora Herlacher and George Mathews in Pima, Arizona on March 31, 1941. She graduated an accomplished scholar and outstanding athlete from Pima High School in 1959, attended Eastern Arizona College, and graduated with a degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. To support her family, Linda held many jobs, including started a preschool in Pima and in Clifton, Arizona (“Linda’s Little Learners”), worked as a librarian, for the Copper Era newspaper, Phelps Dodge, and an optician to name a few. She ended her career in banking, beginning with Valley National Bank and ending with Bank One as a vice president. She retired from banking in 1999.
Linda adored her husband, Jim, a man she considered her soulmate. Linda was dedicated to her family and was never happier than when she was with them. She loved her children and great grandchildren, but her grandchildren were truly the light of her life.
She is survived by her husband, James “Jimmy” Miller, the love of her life; four children, Justin (Jane) Upton, Stephanie (Arnold) Espinoza, Heather Evans, Corbett (Laurie) Upton, and stepchildren Jason (Karissa) Miller and Michelle (Kevin) Bunger; 10 grandchildren: Derek and Trevor Espinoza, Haley, Ryan, and Hilary Evans, Shannon Upton, Kailey Devries, Nick Bunger, Hannah and Zoey Miller; and nine great grandchildren: Lyla, Leo, Alea, Daphne, Isaac, Elliott, and three more TBA very soon. She is also survived by her sisters Anita Plant and Nora “Jeannie” Kuczynski. She is preceded in death by her mother and father, brother James “Butch” Mathews, son-in-law Rodger Evans, her high school sweetheart and father of her children, Larry Upton, and her grandparents Earl and Velva Long.
If you wish, Linda would appreciate a memorial donation in her name to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation or the American Cancer Society.