Kathy Jo (Hughes) Miller

Kathy Jo (Hughes) Miller was born on June 4, 1956, and passed July 14, 2022. Kathy was born in Clark County Nevada.

She grew up with her Father John L Hughes and Mother Etta May Hughes. Kathy had three sisters Barbra, Margaret, and Lorna, and three brothers, her twin Bill, and Michel, and Robert.

Kathy finished High School in 1975 and got her first job the same year working for Western Lennon. Kathy loved to go bowling in the leagues, she was quite good at it and won several trophies. She was very proud of her bowling talent. Kathy did arts and crafts, and liked painting by numbers, and did some amazing projects, that are proudly displayed in our home, Kathy also did ceramic projects too, that are stunning.

She liked to do needlepoint, knitting, and crochet, and she was very good at that too.

Even though Kathy never learned to read, I tried to teach her the best I could. I loved Kathy even though childlike in many ways I understood her disabilities and never pushed her too hard. I all so respected her privacy and gave her everything she asked of me if I could do it.

I was introduced to Kathy by a long-time close friend, Sam Kerr. Kathy was on Sam’s bowling team at the time, in Long Beach CA. As I spent time with Kathy I learned she was working for a Saint Mary’s medical center in Long Beach, but they were only giving her 32 hours of work to avoid giving her health benefits. This bothered me, and the more I found out about Kathy, the more I knew she needed a good man to love her and take care of her, and at the time I was working in civil service and in a career status. I was a hard-working, young man, who was looking to settle down with someone, and Kathy touched my heart, I could see Kathy was a very good housekeeper, but her cooking skills …well she was never into cooking.

That was okay with me because I loved to cook for her and watch over her. On the night of July 14, 2022, God saw Kathy was sick and very tired and having a hard time breathing, and she came home to be with me. God reached down to Kathy and said come be with me. With tearful eyes, deep down I knew there was nothing more I could do for her, she is in God’s hands now, she had suffered enough and I saw her fade away. Although I loved her dearly I could not make her stay.