February 1, 2014

Rebecca Ruth Miller

Rebecca R. Miller, age 30 of Lincoln, passed away on January 31, 2014 following a hard fought battle with brain cancer.  Rebecca was born on January 28, 1984 in Ft. Benning, Georgia to John and Brenda (Smith) Davis.  She graduated from Lincoln Southeast High School and attended Southeast Community College and Nebraska Wesleyan University.  Rebecca played AAA ice hockey with the Wisconsin Challengers and later served in the U.S. Army.  A devoted mother, she lived for her children; as evidenced by her participation with them in their activities.  Rebecca was a Cub Scout Leader and a Girl Scout Leader.  She coached YMCA Soccer and T-Ball teams, youth Roller and Ice Hockey Teams, and was a past member of the Lincoln Ice Hockey Association Board of Directors.  Her can-do attitude, fighting spirit, and infectious smile will serve as a lasting influence to all who knew her.

Survivors include her husband Stewart Miller, her children Alex, Brandon, Ruth and Suzanne.  Parents John and Brenda Davis all of Lincoln.  Brothers and sisters-in-law: Rick & Heidi Davis of Ft. Rucker, Alabama and Steve & Chandra Davis of Cusseta, Georgia and her  Grandparents Richard and Audrey Davis of Grand Island, Nebraska.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at Wyuka Funeral Home from 2:00-8:00 P.M.  The family will greet friends at the funeral home from 6:00-7:00 P.M.

Services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at Southwood Lutheran Church, 9300 S. 40th, Lincoln.  Graveside services will be at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, February 5th at Wyuka Cemetery.  Family and friends will meet at the “O” street entrance of Wyuka Cemetery.

In lieu  of flowers memorials to the American Cancer Society.


  1. The love we have for your family Goes with the sorrow we feel now for missing Rick and Becca being in California. I’ts been 5 years since Ruthie and Cooper learned ice hocky together Sarah always said Becca was like a little sister to her when she hired her at target.God loved such a sweet girl the good die young defending the universe. To the children whose household has been broken may sweet memories of your mom be kept in your hearts forever. Gabes aunt Tara also passed from the same cancer she inherited it from her aunt and left a 5 year old daughter behind we know that is the hardest battle to leave our love behind. God Bless You John and Brenda you are not alone in this sorrow . Love Arnie and Gabe!

  2. Dear Stewart,
    Few can say this, but I can. I feel your pain. My husband died of cancer when we were 33 and living in Lincoln. Our sons were 2 and 7. They are now 35 and 40, so you can tell this was a long time ago.
    Take care of yourself so you can take care of the kids as best you can.
    One day at a time…
    Claudia O.
    Portland, Oregon

  3. Dear Stewart, and family
    Rebecca was a wonderful young woman. I am
    so glad to have known her and to have spent time with her when you lived in South Carolina.

    My deepest sympathy,love and prayers,


  4. Brenda, you have my deepest sympathy. I know what you are going through having lost my husband last year and my brother, Alton, this year. It is not easy but remember I love you and I will keep you in my prayers. Just take it one day at the time.


  5. My prayers and sympathy to you and your family, Sister Kay, on the death of Rebecca–so young and so needed by her husband and family. I ask comfort and peace for all whom Rebecca loved and the Lord’s tender care for all your family. May she rest in peace.

  6. My heart and prayers go out to Rebecca’s family. Courage, little ones; she will always be with you.

  7. Dear family of Rebecca and my friend, Sister Kay O’Brien,
    We thank God for the beautiful life Rebecca had with her family. We (Sisters of Mercy in Burlingame, CA) will be praying for all of you and for her as you celebrate her life and grieve her passing from your midst. May we all look forward to seeing her in the next world. God bless all of you and keep you close to his heart.

  8. So sorry for you loss. I can’t even imagine the pain and sorrow each of you is experiencing. I do believe she hasn’t really left you and will be watching over and helping you everyway she can. She is now in the arms of unconditional Love and her time of pain is over.
    Know you are in my thoughts and prayers during this time of great sorrow.

  9. Dear Kay and family, I don’t know Rebecca but I have a niece fighting several cancers, so I can identify somewhat with your sorrow. I join with you in celebrating Rebecca’s life and in mourning the loss of her here. love, Rachelle

  10. Brenda and Family, Please know I am thinking of you all. Rebecca’s obituary sounds like she was an incredible person and I know you are proud. My prayers are for you all and I love you! Becky

  11. Dear Kay and family,
    Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Rebecca shared a lot of love and grace in a very short life; I’m sure it will be carried in the hearts of many. Peg

  12. Kay and family:
    I can not imagine your grief and loss. My prayer is that Rebecca’s spirit will remain close to you and comfort you in your loss of her physical presence. May you somehow touch into the peace she now experiences in her God. I will certainly keep you in prayer these tough days and months. Celeste Marie

  13. Dear Kay and Family:
    I have been praying that God would hold Rebecca, her husband and children in His loving care through this terrible time. He has answered my prayers, and those of MANY others by taking Rebecca to a place of peace and no pain! May you be consoled by that knowledge!
    Continued prayers for each of you. Jeanne

  14. May God’s Healing Presence Surround you.
    Please know that we are praying for Rebecca’s family in the days ahead.~~Peace! Mary Ellen Brennan,RSM

  15. Stewart and Family-
    My deepest sympathies go out to all of you during this difficult time. My boys play hockey with your girls and we have always enjoyed seeing Rebecca and how proud she is of her family. She was very encouraging in the beginning of our time with LIHA and helped us learn the ropes :-) I know she will continue to show her spirit and watch over all of you. May you take peace in knowing that she is no longer in pain. Our prayers will be with you.

  16. Dear Kay and family,
    My sympathy goes out to you. I am sure you must miss Rebecca a lot. We never know why these things happen buy we will in Heaven where she is now. My prayers are with all of you.

  17. I am really sorry for your loss Miller. Thinking of you alot buddy! I will be in touch. Palmy

  18. Dear John and Brenda,
    I am so deeply sorry for the loss of your dear Becca! So many times I have seen how proud John is of his children, and grandchildren in the way he talked about them in our many conversations about our kiddos at Woods Bros! It’s been a while however and I was unaware that Becca had been sick. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family as you grieve your great loss. Cherish the wonderful memories, and you will always see her live on through her children! I pray for you to find comfort in all who surround and love you, and the comfort in knowing that she is in peace and free of pain in the arms of our Lord. My prayers are with you all!


  19. Stewart and family,

    My family and I are so very for your loss. I can’t imagine the pain you are feeling right now but please know that your brothers and sisters in Navy are here for you. I wish I could be there tomorrow to help celebrate your wifes wonderful but way too short life and I’m so sorry that I can’t, but know that I am thinking about you.

    You know where you can reach me, please don’t hesitate.

  20. Hello, Kay.
    So sorry to hear that your 30 year-old niece, Rebecca, died. I will keep her and all the family in prayer. May God comfort her children, her husband, parents, you and all the family members… and may Rebecca rest in God’s Heavenly peace…
    (Sr.) Hannah-M. o’Donoghue

  21. Dear Kay.
    Rebecca and her family have been and will continue to be in my prayers.
    May God enfold them with His love and consolation.
    May Rebecca enjoy His presence.

  22. To all who loved Rebecca and whom she loved: prayer and energy for strength and courage come your way. It is impossible to comprehend the sorrow you must feel. May friends and family be a support to one another. And may the love of God offer you comfort in the time ahead.


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