Joyleen Yvette Miler, 58, passed away at her home in Muenster, TX on November 10th, 2023.
Joy was born January 25, 1965, in New Braunfels, TX to Patricia Southerland and Thomas Miller. Most of her youth was spent in North Texas. She graduated from high school in Clay Center, Kansas in 1983 where she met Mike Fassler. They were married in 1984 and settled in Texas where they had three children; Christopher, Daniel and Joshua. They relocated to North Dakota, living on Minot Air Force Base and in 1997 she moved to Fargo.
There, she began her career with United Blood Services as a phlebotomist in 1998. While working at UBS Joy met Lisa and the two transferred with UBS to Cheyenne, WY in 2008. They married in 2013 in Moorhead, MN. Joy retired in 2019 as Donor Care Manager and in 2020 the two moved to Texas to be near Joy’s family.
Joy loved spending time with her sons, grandchildren, extended family and her friends. She loved her pets, crafts (all types of crafts), antiquing, going for long drives in the mountains and traveling to Puerto Rico. Joy had a great sense of humor, a contagious laugh and a beautiful smile. She was the light in our lives.
Joy was preceded in death by her son Daniel, father Tommy Miller, stepdad Dennis Southerland and her grandparents. She is survived by her wife Lisa, sons Chris (Katie), Josh and grandchildren, Anna, Caleb and Emma, mother, Patricia Southerland, siblings, Jannet Jackson, Brian Southerland, Rachel Miller-Decker, Brad Miller, Heather McKinney and many nieces and nephews.
Joy was an advocate for animal rescues and shelters. In lieu of cards or flowers please donate to your local rescue or shelter.