Feb 4, 1958 - Jul 9, 2021
Venyta Miller, 63, passed away on Friday, July 9, 2021, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
A Memorial Service will be held for Venyta at the Wind River Rec Center in Pavillion on Friday, July 16th at 5pm. Please come to say your goodbyes and help us celebrate her life and have dinner with us. If you have a favorite dish you would like to bring, please feel free to do so.
Venyta Hope Hicks was born in Thermopolis, WY on February 4, 1958 to Dallas “Chip” R. and Querida E. (Lewis) Hicks. She grew up in Big Piney with her brother and sister.
Whether it was the dollar boxes at the auctions or to her family and friends, Venyta was very passionate about her community, finding every opportunity to help plan events, offering to chaperone, and donate for events and sports activities whether it be to keep score, run concessions, or track meet progress. Venyta began driving a school bus 25 years ago so that she could be more involved and travel with the teams for the events her children and family were involved in. Many of the activities included wrestling, football, track, FFA and many others. Venyta could always be found supporting the kids doing whatever that was needed. Venyta’s involvement included driving a bus, running concessions, or leading the convoy and she continued as her grandchildren started school activities. Her favorite by far was wrestling and if she wasn’t helping with a wrestling match she was most certainly in the stands or on the edge of the mat cheering on her wrestlers.
When not occupied with school or community functions Venyta ran the family farm alongside Doug Miller, her husband of 40 years. Together they ran a successful sheep and cattle company; MT Sheep and Cattle Company. There was always work to be done and everyone would come to give a hand when it was time to sheer sheep, brand cattle, haul hay, move gated pipe and everything else in between that is involved with running a farm.
Anyone who knew Venyta, would have known her to be one of the nicest, strongest, hardworking, and most giving individuals that they have had the pleasure to know. She will be greatly missed by us all.
Venyta is survived by her husband of 40 years, Doug Miller of Pavillion, 3 sons; Dallas Ham of Texas (and wife Stacy and their 3 sons- Brayden, Colton, and Grayson), Mickey “Buckshot” Miller of Pavillion (and wife Deni and their 2 sons and 2 daughters- Jaden, Kylee, Coy and Jade), Brandon “Okie” Miller of Boise (and son and daughter- Cash and Oaklynn) and daughter Misty Ham of Kansas (and her daughter and son- Autumn and KJ, and 2 great grandchildren). Brother Mickey Hicks (and his wife Becky and sons Jade Hicks & wife Lacey and Tucker Hicks & wife Christina) and sister Zane Linneman (and her husband Rick and daughter McKayla & husband Nate, sons Billy Jack Janzen & wife Stacey and Chip Janzen & wife Rilie), along with numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers we would love if you could instead make a donation in Venyta’s name to TOUGH ENOUGH through Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501. They really helped Venyta when she was making trips to SLC for treatments.
On-line condolences may be made to the family at www.TheDavisFuneralHome.com.
Services under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.