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Jewel Angel Miles(Jay)

Jewel Angel Miles (Jay) finally dispelled the rumor that he was immortal by giving up the ghost early in the morning of January 4th, 2024. He left in his sleep while holding his wife’s hand.

Jay, born at home in San Jose, California on December 24, 1940, spent most of his youth in the Bay Area having adventures with his siblings, family, and friends.

By helping his dad, he learned to be quite a mechanic, which became very useful for maintaining his many classic and family vehicles, motorcycles, and dirt bikes (which he rode fearlessly), as well as his various airplanes. His mom encouraged him to become an accomplished musician, something he rocked at throughout his life. He played trombone in the USAF band from 1957 to 1961. While stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska, he met and married Sharlene Green, who was homesteading there with her parents and siblings.

He was constantly learning, obtaining several degrees and also earning his Real Estate license. He served as a firefighter (Captain, Chief, and Fire Marshall) in California and Utah from 1962 until his retirement in 1998.

Jay was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings, including Scout Leader and Stake Seventy. He married his sweetheart, Sharlene, in the Salt Lake Temple in 1960 for time and all eternity.

He is survived by his wife, Sharlene, and 6 children: Jonathan J. (Lisa) Miles, Jeffrey G. (Melanie) Miles, Robert O. (Sara) Miles, Julie Catherine (Drew) Pettis, James R. (Jodi) Miles, Michael J. (Eulalia) Miles. As well as 18 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren (and one on the way!), Brother Thomas W. (Carol) Miles, and sister Joyce E. (Steve) Lazenby. And many nieces and nephews that love him.

Jay was preceded in death by his parents, Jewel and Ora Catherine Jordan Miles. Brothers Kenneth Dennis Miles (Denny), Robert L. Miles (Bob), and Martin John Miles (Marty).

Funeral Services will be held at 12:00, Saturday, January 13, at the old Malad Stake Center Chapel at 400 N. 200 W., Malad, Idaho. Friends may visit with the family at the chapel from 10:30 – 11:30. Family prayer will be at 11:45.

The family expresses their gratitude for the condolences and support during this difficult time.

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