July 7, 2020
Dear Friends, 

We are very sad to report the recent death of Jeffrey Miller, husband of Diana Miller, who has been a part of St. Margaret's for more than 30 years. Diana started in the nursery, taking care of babies during Sunday services and special events.  She volunteered for many years with youth of the church as Sunday School and VBS Coordinator. Shortly after the school opened on the new campus, Diana worked as a PE teacher, and then went into the classroom until the school closed. Jeff was so supportive of all these things and worked behind the scenes and attended many of the St. Margaret's school and church events.  Working at St. Margaret's School was more than a job; it was Diana's way to give back to the church that took care of her and Jeff's family for so long. 
In addition to Diana, Jeff is survived by their three adult children: Angela, Nathan and Aaron; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Aaron attended St. Margaret's School Kindergarten thru 8th grade. 
Jeff moved to the Coachella Valley in 1980.  He owned and operated 7th Avenue West, a women's clothing store with his father for over 25 years.  For the last 15 years he helped people buy, sell and lease Real Estate as Broker/Realtor with SoCal Desert Realty. In the last few years he worked closely with St. Margaret's member Bob Gibson. Jeff died after an 18 month courageous battle with Glioblastoma Brain Cancer.
Services will be at a later date. Donations in Jeff's honor may be made to American Brain Tumor Association, 8550 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Ste. 550, Chicago, IL  60631  www.abta.org

Almighty God, we remember before you today your faithful servant Jeff; and we pray that, having opened to him the gates of larger life, you will receive him more and more into your joyful service, that, with all who have faithfully served you in the past, he may share in the eternal victory of Jesus Christ our Lord;  who lives and reigns with you, i n the unity of the Holy Spirit,  one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Faithfully yours,
Kathleen Kelly
The Rev. Kathleen Kelly,  Interim Rector
St. Margaret's Episcopal Church

Deborah Seles
The Rev. Deborah Seles, Associate Rector
St. Margaret's Episcopal Church

Patrica Horkey
The Rev. Patricia Horkey, Pastoral Care Associate
St. Margaret's Episcopal Church

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