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Maria Florella Miller

Maria Florella Miller, age 74, of Cove, Arkansas died Thursday, August 8, 2019 at her home. She was born on Thursday, January 25, 1945 to Jose Daniel and Crisofora Jaramillo Olguin in Jarales, New Mexico.

Maria was a member of Christ’s Church in Cove and regularly taught Sunday school and bible study. Her faith and family meant everything to her and gave her great joy. Maria spent much of her life farming and ten years as a USPS mail carrier in Cove. She was proud to be a classroom grandparent at Wickes and Vandervoort and she loved to read and cook, especially her delicious enchiladas. She was feisty and fun. She is someone you wanted on your side. Maria was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and a great friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Daniel Olguin and Ernesto Olguin; and one sister, Aurelia Jaramillo.

Maria is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Wayne Miller of Cove; two sons and daughter in law, Lonnie and Deanna Miller of Cove, and Paul Miller of Cove; one daughter and son in law, Le-Ann and Robby Holmes of Mena; five sisters, Angelina Sanchez (Sonny) of Jarales, New Mexico, Perfilia Ulibarri (Robert) of Veguita, New Mexico, Celina Abeyta (Abran) of Jarales, New Mexico, Viola Vaisa (Steve) of Valencia, New Mexico, and Gloria Cordova of Belen, New Mexico; one brother, Frank Olguin (Tammy) of Jarales, New Mexico; nine grandchildren, Brooke Sanchez (Hugo) of Mena, Joseph Miller (Taylor) of Cove, Harley Burgett (Tyler) of Hoxie, Gene Miller of Hoxie, J.T. Miller of Cove, Ashton Miller of Horatio, Nick Holmes of Mena, Jared Holmes of Fort Smith, and Caleb Holmes of Mena; four great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, August 18 at 3 pm at Christ’s Church in Cove, Arkansas with Brother Riley Christensen and Brother Victor Rowell, officiating. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

Maria was a 17 year breast cancer survivor. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to UAMS Cancer Research at 4301 W. Markham Street, #716, Little Rock, AR 72205.

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