Death – OBITUARY: Amber Jean Miller-Hardy, 1981-2021 | Lost Coast Outpost

Death – Obituary



Amber
Jean was born to Bart Hardy and Sherry Corder on November 10, 1981,
in Fortuna. Amber Jean entered the spirit world on December 13, 2021,
at the age of 40 in Carlotta.


Amber
was given to love her sister Shaina and her brothers Brandon, Dustin
and Thurman. Amber was joined by cousins Jessie, Jenny and Alfred
Jr. Many more cousins were to come later, including Wade, Brooke,
Pugie, Britney, Darby and more. Her young life centered around these
people and her adult life was no different. Family was her
foundation!


Amber
grew up in the Southern Humboldt area, going to school at Alice
Jewett, Leggett, South Fork and Pacific Union. School wasn’t
for Amber — she was bigger than that and ended up taking the test to
get her diploma and went to work. She was fiercely independent and
hard-working at a very young age. If you were lucky enough to be
Amber’s friend, you no doubt thought she
was your best friend, a true testament to the person she was. She had
a contagious personality and smile, and an ability to make you feel like
you were the most important person in her life. She would do anything
for her family or friends and helped them all many times in her life.
Her striking beauty was something that drew people to her, and her
inner beauty kept a person captivated.


Amber’s
heritage was something she was so proud of. She was born Wailaki
Indian, and it ran deep in her blood. Many days her family would
gather to share their heritage and talk of old times and old ways.
Her adult life was spent living and working in McKinleyville and
Southern Humboldt. At the age of 28 her life changed forever when her
first daughter Teegan Jade Whitlow was born. Following close behind
came Gemma Nykol Whitlow when Amber was 30. Her girls became her life
and everything she did centered around them, her family and friends.
Her circle all had kids around the same time and the new normal
became birthday parties, sports games and sleepovers.


In
2012 Amber met Robert Miller, with him came two more to love, Preslie
and Deagan. Amber was the love of Rob’s life
and he her’s. They married on December 29, 2018. She was his best
friend and his world as he was to her.


Amber
is survived by her girls Teegan and Gemma, her husband Rob and his
kids Preslie and Deagan, her mom Sherry, sister Shaina and brothers
Brandon, Dustin and Thurman, her aunts and uncles Rena, Shelly, Bob,
Rhonda, Pat, Michelle and many special cousins. Amber was proceeded
in death by her grandparents Roberta, Dave, Richard and Geniveve, and
her aunts and uncles Starla and Richard Jr.


When
Amber was 12 her life changed forever. The person that no girl should
have to live their young life without died, her daddy Bart. Amber
spent her entire life grieving and missing her daddy, wishing that he
was here on Earth. They are surely together again.


Amber
will be laid to rests with her dad at Briceland Cemetery. All family
and friends are invited to attend on January 29, 2022, at 11 a.m.
Amber’s good friend Kenny Willis will be
officiating. This will be followed with a reception and an Amber-style
party (fuck it, BYOB) at Beginnings in Briceland.


“The
goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that
will.”

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What Is An Obituary

In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject’s life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”

In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information.