Colin Harris Miller

Colin Harris Miller

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There will be a live stream of the service on Saturday January 9, 2021 starting at 12 noon. Just go to and click watch live webcast of Colin Harris Miller. For those that cannot watch it live it will be available on Colin's obituary page shortly after.

Colin Harris Miller, 88, of Orem, Utah, passed away peacefully on January 5th, 2021. Colin was born September 7th, 1932 to Douglas and Annie Miller of Taber, Alberta Canada. He was educated in the Taber, Alberta, Canada school system. He was called on his first mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Buenos Aires, Argentina where he served for three years from 1952 to 1955. A highlight was working in the mission office as an editor of the Liahona magazine which he translated from English to Spanish. He also set up a mission basketball team and played throughout Argentina to introduce the missionaries and the Gospel to the people of Argentina. Upon his return, he attended Brigham Young University and graduated in 1958 with a degree in Business Finance.

He married the love of his life, Nancy, in the Salt Lake Temple in 1957. They were happily married for 63 years. After both Colin and Nancy graduated from BYU, they returned to Canada to work in the oil industry. Later, they returned to Utah where Colin attended law school at the University of Utah. Colin changed career pursuits to, developing land, financial planning, and ranching.

He excelled in many sports including basketball, baseball, and hockey. He also loved horses. He was passionate about the cutting horse industry and served a term as president of the Utah Cutting Horse Association. He participated in numerous cutting competitions throughout the western United States and was awarded with many saddles and beautiful belt buckles for his exceptional rides. He also was a managing partner of the Fort Ranch and its yearly production sale for many years. He loved serving people and made friends naturally.
While being a wonderful father and spouse, Colin served in many leadership positions in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints including Bishop, Mission President in Bilbao Spain, and MTC President in Bogata, Colombia. He cherished these opportunities to serve the Lord and loved the people with whom he served.

More than anything else Dad was committed to and loved his wife and family. He loved spending time with them on projects and numerous adventures in the backcountry.

He is loved and will be missed by all who knew him. Colin is survived by his wife Nancy; their four children: Craig (Janet) Miller, Scott (Jennifer) Miller, Elizabeth (David) Weeks, Peter (Chairl) Miller; 14 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Marilyn Steele and two brothers Don and Ian. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Leo and Robert.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 9th, 2021 | 10:45am - 11:45am
    Saturday, January 9th, 2021 10:45am - 11:45am
    Walker Sanderson Funeral Home
    646 East 800 North
    Orem, UT 84097
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, January 9th, 2021 | 12:00pm
    Saturday, January 9th, 2021 12:00pm
    Walker Sanderson Funeral Home
    646 East 800 North
    Orem, UT 84097
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    There will be a live stream of the service on Saturday January 9, 2021 starting at 12 noon. Just go to and click watch live webcast of Colin Miller. For those that cannot watch it live it will be available on Colin's obituary page shortly after.


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Shane Squire

Posted at 09:35pm
Sending my thoughts and prayers to your family to feel of our Savior's love at this time. I learned from Presidente and Hermana Miller to have faith in Jesus Christ, work hard and be obedient. My time in the mission field with Presidente and Hermana Miller was a blessing in my life. One special memory was having a testimony meeting in the mission home on Christmas Day before returning home the next day in 1996. I wish that we could have packed the chapel for the funeral service with all of the missionaries from the Spain, Bilbao Mission to show how many lives Presidente and Hermana Miller have touched for good. With love, Shane Squire

David Kitchen

Posted at 10:05pm
David Kitchen
It was a sad day for me when Colin and Nancy decided it was time to move from our ward. Nancy had hired each of our girls to help in her house with cleaning and I am quite certain we should have been paying her! Colin was my buddy in ward choir back when that was a thing and I will never forget the Big O with arms raised above his head. More recently he has helped me with some financial planning and he came to see me as recently as November. I will dearly miss those visits. He is old enough to be my father, Scott and I are the same age, yet he always treated me as an equal even though I probably had him explain the same thing each visit. I loved to see the picture of him in his office looking like he might come off the front of his horse. He explained to one of my daughters when asked if he was crashing, that no, he was winning!

Marilee Roose

Posted at 03:31pm
I only knew Colin because of our insurance work together. When you are such a fine man it doesn't take much to leave a lasting good mark on others and that is what Colin did with me. He will be missed and remembered fondly by all. My prayers for comfort during this time are with you.
Marilee Roose

Jeff Pearson

Posted at 02:01pm
Since I grew up next to the Millers, I've know Mr. Miller for as long as I can remember. Pete and I spent plenty of time running around their home and backyard as our backyards were connected. He was always kind and happy. Later in life I was fortunate to spend many bowhunting trips with Mr. Miller/Brother Miller and loved sitting around the camp reliving the "glory days" days of hunting. Brother Miller leaves a great legacy that I get to be part of hunting with his sons and grandsons who are some of my best friends. You will be missed, but always remembered.

Jeff Pearson

Rebecca (Hill) Bakker

Posted at 03:40pm
So very sorry to learn of this loss. The streets of heaven have truly gained a glorious angel among their faithful throngs. Sending prayers to the family for warm memories to comfort and provide peace to you during this sad time. Our memories are of wonderful times spent with this family during all too short vacations out west. May the Lord bless you and keep you, and make His face to shine upon you; and be gracious unto you.

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