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Saranda Hannah Miller


Last updated 12/10/2017 at Noon

Saranda Hannah Miller, age 92 and longtime resident of Fallbrook, passed away peacefully on December 1, 2017. Saranda was born in Broadbecks, Penn. on June 7, 1925 to Mary Jane (Stiffler) and Charles Q. Werner. She was raised on a farm with a strong Pennsylvania Dutch heritage.

In 1946 she married the love of her life, Robert L. Miller. After Bob graduated from University of Pennsylvania Veterinary school in 1946 they moved to Arcadia, Calif. In 1948, Saranda and Bob moved to Fallbrook and established the Fallbrook Veterinary Hospital.

Saranda was active in the Fallbrook community as a member of Fallbrook Junior Women's Club, Cub Scout Leader, 4-H Leader, Boy Scout supporter, Fallbrook Ag boosters, Pink Lady at the Fallbrook Hospital, Fallbrook Historical Society member, Angel Shop volunteer and surrogate mother to many of her children's friends and nieces and nephews.

After retirement, Saranda and Bob enjoyed traveling in their RV visiting 44 states and Canada. They also made trips to Mexico, Honduras, and Europe. They enjoyed cruising and made many trips to Pennsylvania to visit family.

Saranda is survived by her sister, Anna Miller, sister-in-law Mary Miller and three children, Mellouise (Mike) Curry, Kathy (Rich) Wilson and Robert L. Miller, Jr. (Jeannie); five grandchildren, Michelle Poquette (Dustin), Matt Curry (Megan), Chad Drew (Nichole), Tyson Drew (Marissa), Kelly Rimbey (Tyler); as well as eight great-grandchildren, Michael and Ethan Poquette, Austin and Avery Drew, Adysen, Max and Colette Rimbey.

She was preceded in death by her husband Bob; brothers Charles Werner, Bill Werner and Theodore (Peter) Werner; sisters Margaret Yost, Florence Dickmyer, and Violet Shaffer.

Services will be private with interment at the Fallbrook Masonic Cemetery. Saranda's family would like to thank the staff at Silvergate Fallbrook and Sonata Hospice for their loving care. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Sonata Hospice, 5333 Mission Center Road, Suite 210, San Diego, CA 92108.


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