"Dawn Michelle Miller DeSantos, 57, kept her strong will to the end before returning to our Father in Heaven on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 12:15 am.
Born in Meeker, CO on November 26, 1959, daughter of William Dallas Miller and Carole Rae Klinglesmith Miller. She graduated from Indio High School, Head Cheerleader for two years and was an outstanding track athlete (currently holds the 2-mile track record with a time of 11:56!). “Dawny D” continued with straight A’s all throughout her years at the College of the Desert, Brigham Young University, and Weber State University, where she studied engineering and earned her nursing degree. Dawn worked multiple jobs as a cake decorator, child daycare provider, a CNA/LPN at Manor Care in Ogden, Utah; a nurse at McKay-Dee Hospital on both the step-down ICU and ICU floors, and completed her life while teaching students at North Summit High School as a CNA instructor.
“Dawnshell” had multiple callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints including a primary teacher and the Relief Society President. She enjoyed sewing and crafting homemade items, long-distance running, water skiing, helping with her children’s math homework, watching cartoons and Investigation Discovery shows, coloring, and fulfilling her Patriarchal Blessing by “helping and caring for the young population,” especially her own children. Dawn was a very intelligent, resilient, devoted, hardworking, kind, helpful, and strong person."