Grace Elizabeth (Gavit) Miller

Grace Elizabeth (Gavit) Miller

January 31, 1944 – October 27, 2022

Grace Elizabeth (Gavit) Miller, 78, of Omaha, passed away peacefully on October 27, 2022, surrounded by her family and loved ones.  She was born in Clarksville, Tennessee, on January 31, 1944.  She grew up in various towns throughout Missouri, Kentucky, and Nebraska.  Grace graduated from Pierce High School in 1961.  She continued her education at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, receiving her BSN and MSN.  Grace and Donald Gene Miller of Pierce, Nebraska, married on January 7, 1967.

Grace dedicated her life to helping others.  She started her career in nursing working in various hospitals as she, Don, and their kids moved across the states.  Grace also had a career as a hospice nurse and finished her career as a Professor for the College of St. Mary Nursing program.

Grace had a tremendous impact on many, evident by the lifelong friendships she fostered.  Grace enjoyed sewing, quilting, reading, travel, and music in her spare time.  Her time here with us was well spent caring for many and teaching many others how to care.  Her life was proudly lived.  Grace will be dearly missed and always remembered.

Grace was preceded in death by her father, Richard Gavit; mother, Annie Lois Gavit; and sister, Rubye Jane Gavit.  She is survived by her husband, Donald Miller; daughters, Cindy Sukhram (Vish) and Suzie Vogeler (Todd); son, Steven Miller (Laura); eleven grandchildren: Khem, Arun, Maya, Neela, Jessica (Dan), Matthew, (Scott), Torie, Brayden, Madisen, Christopher and Ellie; four great-grandchildren: Addelyn, Ryver, Krishna, and Kalin; sisters, Sue Nicholson and Sara Gavit; many other family and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, November 1st at 7pm at the West Center Chapel, with family receiving friends from 5:30pm to 7pm.  FUNERAL SERVICES: Wednesday, November 2nd at 11am at Stonacek Funeral Chapel, 1200 N. 13th St., Norfolk, Nebraska, with a luncheon to follow.  Burial will be a Prospect View Cemetery in Pierce, Nebraska.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials will be directed by the family to organizations that Grace supported.



  • Judy Broghammer Posted October 30, 2022 1:11 pm

    Grace was a longtime friend. I loved her sweet smile. She will be missed.

  • Larry Lukas Posted October 30, 2022 1:16 pm

    May her beautiful soul rest 🙏 💕 in peace

  • Indra Sukhram Posted October 30, 2022 1:20 pm

    Such a sad day. My thoughts are with all of you. Rest in peace Grace.!

  • Melanie and Scott Thomas Posted October 30, 2022 6:47 pm

    Grace was the best example of a giving heart. She loved her children and grandchildren with her full heart. Our condolences to her family

  • Bill Vogeler Posted October 30, 2022 8:21 pm

    Remembering Grace for her loving support of the Vogeler family during the difficult time my wife Nancy was in the Nebraska Medical Center. Her loving, trusted advice, assisted our decisions and guided us throughout. We will always be forever grateful and thankful for Grace. Our deepest condolences to the family. Sending love to all during this time.

  • Jane Pattetrson Posted October 30, 2022 10:18 pm

    Grace was the kindest, most loyal friend. She touched so many lives. She is missed.

  • Judy Jerabek Posted October 31, 2022 8:42 am

    So sorry to hear of Grace’s passing! She was a wonderful lady! My thoughts,,hugs and prayers to the entire family❤️😊🙏🙏

  • Jane Patterson Posted November 2, 2022 8:06 am

    I think Grace would have admired the nurse honor guard last night. Thank you for sharing the pictures, quilts, etc. She is missed.

  • Wendy Patterson Posted November 2, 2022 11:33 am

    It was a privilege to know Grace. I loved her joyous laugh – you could not help but be happy when she was around!

  • Torie Posted November 2, 2022 3:28 pm

    Grace Elizabeth, thank you. Thank you for your life dedicated to serving others. You were an incredible wife, mother, grandmother and nurse. Growing up with you as a grandmother was the best gift I could have ever received. I am honored to have grown up with your love, support, and constant cheering in my corner. I will miss your infections laughter, sitting in the kitchen looking out that never clean enough back window and just being in your presence. Until we meet again, I look forward to your sneaky tactics you’re sure to bring us down here! I’m thankful you’re finally at peace hopefully flying through fields of gold looking down on all of us with joy in your eyes. Love you so much grandma. Thank you again for showing me a life of honor and service ❤️💄🕊

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