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Monday, April 15, 2024 at 8:42 AM

Obituary - Wilma Helen Taylor Miers

A Celebration of Life will be Saturday, April 27, 2024, 2 p.m. at The Gardens, 2949 Austin Highway, Fallon, Nevada 89406.
Obituary - Wilma Helen Taylor Miers

Wilma Helen Taylor Miers peacefully entered into eternal rest on February 6, 2024, with her youngest daughter, DeLacy, by her side in Medford, Oregon.

She was born in Barnhill, Illinois, on July 31, 1941, to William Hartley and Ruth Friend Taylor. Her father passed away before she was born, and her mother passed away when she was six years of age. Wilma was raised by her father’s sister, Tressie Isabella Taylor, and Tressie’s husband, Henry Eugene Koke, in Springfield, Illinois. On December 31, 1961, she married the love of her life, Edwin Henry Miers Jr. In their 57 years of marriage, they had 5 beautiful children: Dawn, Tad, Scott, Marsh and DeLacy.

Wilma’s many accomplishments were driven by her desire to educate and pour into people’s lives. Her childhood experiences, life as a military wife, and her personal relationship with Jesus Christ gave her an amazing ability to love people and help those in need.

From 1960-1981 Wilma was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. In 1969 and 1971, she was elected Girl of the Year by her Sorority in Escondido, California. During her husband’s Navy career, she held various offices in the Navy Wives Club of America.

While living in Washington, the Miers family became very involved in Boy Scouts of America, where Wilma served in many positions. She also served as Chairman of Missions for the Board of Christian Education and was a member of the Council for Exceptional Children.

Shortly after the Miers family moved to Blackfoot, Idaho, Wilma’s husband retired from the Navy. Wilma graduated from Idaho State University in 1982 with a BA in Elementary Education and Special Education Studies. Soon after graduating she began her teaching career in Special Education and in 1985 Wilma was elected Teacher of the Year in Fort Hall, Idaho. Wilma was the First Vice Chairman of the Idaho Network to Stop Violence Against Women and Vice Chairman of Bingham Crisis Center for Women.

In 1987, the Miers family moved to Fallon, Nevada. Wilma continued to flourish in her career and was a 2-time recipient of the Community Service Teacher Award. During her tenure with Churchill County School District, she instructed a wide variety of students through multiple teaching positions. She retired as a second-grade teacher from West End Elementary in 2006. Wilma volunteered in several organizations in the community and held several offices in the American Association of University Women (AAUW), receiving The Woman of the Year Award in 1999. She also enjoyed serving in various positions at Epworth United Methodist Church, especially teaching Sunday school and singing in the choir.

Wilma relocated to Medford Oregon in 2021 where she enjoyed the beautiful view off her veranda while she colored and did crossword puzzles. She loved exploring the many waterfalls, rivers, and lakes with family and friends. She also enjoyed attending church, Bible study, and singing with the Southern Oregon Sound Chorus. Wilma loved her life, never missing a chance to sing and dance, even singing with her family the same day she entered eternal paradise.

Wilma is remembered for her warm peaceful presence and kind-hearted caring spirit. Those who knew her well also enjoyed her sassy, feisty, fun side that ran under the radar. Her genuine love for God, family, nature, music, dancing, and enjoying life to its fullest will continue to be an inspiration to us all. Her huge capacity to love will forever be imprinted upon our hearts.

Wilma’s previously departed loved ones include her parents, William Hartley and Ruth Friend Taylor; Henry and Tressie Koke; her husband, Edwin Henry Miers Jr.; two brothers, Henry Robert Koke and Charles Edward Koke and two sisters, Dorothy Margaret Hughes and Wilma Harriet Hall.

She is survived by her five children: Dawn Neilson (Tennas) of Sun Valley, Nevada; Tad Miers (Martha) of Richland, Washington; Scott Miers of Carson City, Nevada; Marsh Miers (Maxine) of Elko, Nevada; DeLacy Trinidad (Ken) of Medford, Oregon; grandchildren Jamee, Corinna, Cassee, Louisea, Zaira, Eric, Elvis, Tad Jr., Jezelle, Malinda, Kyle, Kevin, Elizabeth, Travis, Carmen, Meagan, and numerous great and great-great-grandchildren.

“You are my blessed child in whom I am well pleased…” This quote was taken from a letter that Wilma wrote to herself from God. A Celebration of Life will be Saturday, April 27, 2024, 2 p.m. at The Gardens, 2949 Austin Highway, Fallon, Nevada 89406.


Deanna Sons 03/06/2024 06:41 PM
It’s so great to know she was a special lady. So proud of her and what she made of her life. Wish I could’ve known her better. Sending much love to her family

Comment author: Claude EzzellComment text: Paul was one of the most manifest men I have ever met. He was a good friends with my Dad and always had an entertaining story for the occasion. One of my most favorite stories Paul told dated back to the late 60s or early 70s and it revolved around him killing a deer way out in the mountains. Naturally the deer ran down into a deep canyon and died. Knowing that it would take him forever to haul it out he devised an awesome plan. After preparing the deer he drove back to NAS Fallon and rustled up a SAR crew and they flew out and picked up the deer. Of course it was labeled as a training flight but what the hell in those days you could do that sort of thing. Rest in Peace my friend until we meet again!!Comment publication date: 4/11/24, 1:15 PMComment source: Obituary - LCDR Paul N PflimlinComment author: THughesComment text: So sad to hear. Prayers to the Goings family.Comment publication date: 4/5/24, 6:35 PMComment source: Obituary - Bill GoingsComment author: April SmithComment text: I love this beautiful woman and her family so much. Such a pure soul and I had a great pleasure taking care of her while she was at the homestead and being by her side for her last daysComment publication date: 4/2/24, 8:50 PMComment source: Obituary - Frances Elaine (Sanford) Atkinson V Comment author: Veronica BrandenburgComment text: Dee was the nicest lady! I remember her fondly from the days of my youth at Northside Elementary, many years ago. She and Mrs. Rowe were my favorite office ladies! I am so sorry to hear of her passing. My thoughts are with her family.Comment publication date: 4/1/24, 3:26 PMComment source: Obituary - Mary Delda “Dee Hewitt