Janet Lynn Miller: ‘Rode Out on the Vibe She Came in on’

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Janet Lynn Miller

Janet Lynn Miller 1954-2016

On the morning of July 1st, 2016, the day after her 62nd birthday Mrs. Janet Lynn Miller “rode out on the vibe she came in on.” She peacefully moved on from this world surrounded by loved ones after a four year battle with cancer.

She was born on June 30th, 1954 to a loving southern family in Lawndale, North Carolina. She lived an adventurous life starting with running off to join the circus to driving an 18-wheeler. She was the first woman to work for Carolina Box Co. and couldn’t start until they built a women’s bathroom.

She met her sweetheart in North Carolina, where she devoted herself to raising her four children. After traveling around the country on a school bus she settled her family in Arcata, California, where some of the locals and not-so-locals, took to calling her “Mom”. She was well known for her green thumb, and while living in the mountains she exemplified the best qualities of a Humboldt County farmer. She found great joy in caring for animals and organic gardening.

She was proceeded in death by her mother Iveree Sain and her sister Jane Davis. She is survived by her father Hugh Sain, her husband Ron Miller, her children Josh, Jessica, Meagan, and Nichole, and her five grandchildren.

A celebration of her life will be held in Blue Lake on Saturday, July 9th from 2pm to 5pm. Anyone who wants to come remember this amazing woman may call Ron at 707-382-8544 or Nichole at 707-499-5167 for directions or further details.



  • She was an amazing women.She will be missed a lot.She was my daughters grandma and my daughter loved her very much.. .she was kind and knew lots about herbs.She was so open minded and calm.Some people can get a little crazy being in the mountains for long periods. …but she was the champion for staying on the hill even during rough trinity county winter storms….she would hold down the fort…….Much Love ……

  • Cathy Curtis Gordon Stines

    Just found out and this breaks my heart. I am so sorry. Many fond memories of the times we spent together. I loved her and love her family. I am so very sorry for your loss. I’ll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

  • I’m so broken hearted for her family, I know how much they adored her! She was a, one of a kind amazing woman! She always had a smile for anyone, her laugh was contagious, and nothing came before her family! The love she and Ron shared was one of the very few times in my life I was able to witness how true love was! It’s what made me keep in believing in soul mates! I’ve thought of her and her family many times since they moved from NC. I still miss her girls, my heart truly breaks for all of you, I know how much she will be missed!

  • she sounds like an angel..

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