Denice Ranae (Starkey) Miller

Denice Ranae (Starkey) Miller was reunited with the love of her life on Monday, Sept. 10. She was born March 15, 1958, in Farmington, New Mexico, to Leon Birdwell and Teddy Kieth.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, John R. Miller; her mother, Teddy; her father, Leon and her brother, Jay.

She is survived by her daughter, Shana Mohler; son, Shane Mohler (Dede); grandsons, Chris, Eric, Rian, Matthew and Braeden; granddaughters, Britney and Izzy; her brothers, Dennis Starkey (Kristi), Wally Birdwell (Pam) and Joe Welch; and sister, Shellon Anderson (Jeff). She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and special friends, Josh and Tara Workman, Thelma Anderson, Karen Pharr and LaVonda Weber.

Aside from the love she had for John and her grandkids, she loved playing the slot machines at the local casinos. In lieu of flowers, the family asked that you donate to a local casino of your choice.

Denice’s care is entrusted to Cope Memorial Chapel of Farmington, 404 W. Arrington St., Farmington, New Mexico, (505) 325-8688. Those who wish to express their condolences can do so at


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