Brenda Miller

brenda miller

December 16, 1950 ~ June 16, 2022

Born in: Brady, Texas
Resided in: Fremont, California

Brenda Miller, 71, of Niles, CA, peacefully passed away on June 16th surrounded by loved ones, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. 

She was born on December 16th, 1950 to Glennon and Peggy McLemore in the quiet town of Brady, TX. Her family later made their way to California where Brenda spent most of her youth. She graduated from Mission San Jose High School in 1969 and later pursued a career as a flight attendant for United Airlines in 1971. 

In 1974, she met the love of her life, Rory Miller, and they went on to wed in 1975. Brenda and Rory had two children, Sabrina and Tiffany.

Brenda was a devoted wife and mother who loved nothing more than being with her family. She spent her work days in the air and enjoyed her free time on the ground RVing and spending time at the family cabin in the Sierras. 

Brenda retired from United Airlines in 2015 after nearly 45 years in the air. While retired, she greatly enjoyed quality time with her family. She was passionate about her grandchildren, Savanna, Shyanne, Riley, and Claire. They lovingly referred to her as Momo. 

Brenda was predeceased by her parents, Glennon & Peggy and her brothers, Richard & Patrick. She is survived by her husband, Rory, her two children Sabrina (Shawn) Danforth and Tiffany (Christopher) Powell; and 4 grandchildren. 

Service and reception will be held at Berge-Pappas-Smith Chapel of the Angels on June 28th at 9:30am. Burial ceremony to follow at Chapel of the Chimes at 1:30pm.


Funeral Service: June 28, 2022 9:30 am - June 17, 2024 1:00 pm

Room: Garden Chapel

Berge Papas Smith Chapel of the Angels
40842 Fremont Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94538


Burial: June 28, 2022 1:30 pm - June 17, 2024 2:00 pm

Room: Graveside

Chapel of the Chimes
32992 Mission Blvd
Hayward, CA 94544


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  1. Sabrina and family so sorry for your loss. Hoping all the great memories will sustain you in the coming days. Blessings to you and your Family.
    Love Walt and Sherry

  2. Brenda was a light, a spark of pure goodness, joyful and kind and loved by our whole family.
    She was always positive and I was so touched by her loving spirit. I loved being around her, whenever I was.
    God has her in His kingdom now, with His Peace and Love as one of His special angels.
    My thoughts and prayers are with her family and all of whom will miss her special light.
    With Love,
    Mary Kagchelland

  3. Brenda was a beautiful spirit who had a smile that would light up a room; I will never forget who she was; a delicate; sweet loving member of a wonderful family with two brothers and wonderful parents; I loved them all, and loved her own family she created with her husband Rory. Best to her family and friends; she will be missed, and thought of often! Bless you all, Uncle Bernie & Marie Enarson

  4. CandleSo sorry to hear about Brenda’s passing! We just found out tonight! So sad! Wish we had known earlier! We are sending our prayers and love! Condolences to the family!
    Greg and Janeen Machado

  5. So very sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing. Remember many good times we shared back in the day. Many prayers Rory and family.

    Jackie (Anderson) Enge

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