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Kelly Sue Miller

March 9, 1967 — September 30, 2023

Cataldo, Idaho

Kelly Sue Miller, 56, of Cataldo, ID and lifelong resident of the Silver Valley, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, passed away on September 30, 2023 at her home in Cataldo. Kelly was born on March 9, 1967 in Kellogg, ID, a daughter of the late William and Pauline (Davis) Keller.

For over 25 years, Kelly worked as a general laborer helping to build and repair bridges and was considered a “jack of all trades”. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and camping, but her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren fishing. She kept a large vegetable garden every year and raised animals on her small farm, jokingly refered to as "the funny farm". Kelly was always up for a good road trip and new adventures. She also loved listening to music and dancing.  

In addition to her parents, Kelly is preceded in death by her first husband, Melvin Miller, who passed away in October 1990; a brother, Theodore Smith; and a sister, Joanne Kjos.  

She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Shawn Gardner, of Cataldo; four daughters, Elisha (Jaimie) Edwards of Pinehurst, ID, Abbygail Gardner of Pinehurst, ID, Heather(Dustin) Hendzel of Pinehurst, ID, and Tiffany Gardner of Cataldo, ID; two step-daughters, Sonni Gardner of Spokane, WA, and Misty Gardner of Spokane, WA, and her step-son Matt (Marie) Miller of Townsend, MT; five grandchildren, James Wendel, Shawn Wendel, Lillian Hendzel, Bradley Hendzel, and Riot Hendzel; two brothers, Leonard (Jeni) Kjos, and William Keller; four sisters, Tammi Smith, Kim Keller, Jenny Dalton-Glover, and Linda Reid. Kelly is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and many dear friends.  

Private family graveside services will be held at Shoshone Memorial Gardens in Pinehurst, ID.  

To leave a message of condolence to Kelly’s family, send a sympathy card, or order a floral tribute, please visit Shoshone Funeral Services, Kellogg, is assisting the family with arrangements.  


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