Lawretta Marie Miller, 50, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on January 16th, 2020. She was born on November 9th 1969, in Billings, Montana to Lawrence (Larry) and Eugenia (Jeanie) Demaniow.
Lawretta was the 7th of 9 siblings; Laura, Lee, Dean, Mark, Lisa, Janine, Marian, and James.
She spent her early childhood in Billings and then her family moved to Colstrip while she was in the first grade. She spent the remainder of her childhood in Colstrip and graduated from Colstrip High in 1988.
Shortly thereafter, she met the love of her life, Dana Miller and they were married 7 years later in June of 1995.
Her and Dana raised 3 children (Joshua, Tane’, and Jacob). She had an immense love for children, and it showed by the amount of people that she blessed over the years.
Lawretta found her gift of baking through a fundraising opportunity while Tane’ was in High School. She quickly learned that she could use her cheesecakes, fudge, pumpkin rolls, and peanut brittle to bless other people.
Lawretta’s heart was always focused on serving and helping other people.
Over the years she held many different jobs and always seemed to rise to a position of authority (The Law).
She served in ministry at the Foursquare church with Dana until it closed in 2017.
Around 2005, she started working for Taylor’s Ace Hardware.
While working at Ace, she would continue to do as she has always done; giving people her time and attention, usually going above and beyond what was required.
If there is one theme that is consistent with her life, it was her love of God and her willingness to serve other people.
She is survived by her husband, Dana Miller of Colstrip; sons, Joshua (Nicole) and Jacob Miller; daughter, Tane’ Miller; brothers, Dean, Mark, and James (Tara) Demaniow; sisters, Laura, Lisa Demaniow and Janine Perry; grandchildren, Dylan Burt, Lucas Light, Hailey, Mikayla, and Kyler Miller; nieces, Miranda, Harmony, Jaree, Heather, and Jayci; nephews, Kajleb, Andy, Alex, Adam, Joseph, and James Jr.
Lawretta was preceded in death by her parents, brother Lee, sister Marian, and nephew William.