Sally Jean Miles

Died: January 25, 2017
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Sally Jean Miles was born to Dan and Joyce McGinley, October 13, 1952, in Alliance, NE. A charismatic woman, with an infectious laugh, and the most beautiful eyes passed away on January 25th, 2017 in Tucson, AZ, joining her father “Pappy” in heaven.

For the last two decades, Sally’s desert home has been her inspiration, sanctuary, and fountain of nirvana. She discovered true happiness beneath deep blue skies and brilliant sunsets. Sally’s joy for life was matched only by her kindness and devotion to her family and friends. At work, she offered care and compassion to thousands of patients during her forty years as a nurse. At home, she was our rock when we needed one. Let us always remember her immeasurable appreciation for life and her generosity to those around her.

Sally is survived by her husband of 43 years, Micheal, their three children and six grandchildren. (Ryan and his wife Melissa, Angela and her husband Shane and Devin. Six grandchildren: Adam, Iliana, Isaac, Selah, Aidan, and Kieran.) Also, Mother, Joyce McGinley, eleven siblings (Case, Ed, Mike, Ron, Colleen, John, Kate, Mark, Jess, Shawn and Margie) and many nieces and nephews.  All will remember her lovingly.

A memorial Mass will be held at St. Christopher Catholic Church in Marana, AZ on Saturday February 4th at 11:00 am with Rosary starting at 10:30. Services will be lead by Father Miguel Mariano with a reception to follow at the church hall.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Ministry, Mary’s Pantry, at St. Christopher Catholic Church at or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements for Marana Mortuary 12146 W Barnett Rd (at Sandario) Marana, AZ

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Died: January 25, 2017

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Isaac Miles posted on 6/14/20

In memory of Sally Jean Miles, Isaac Miles lit a candle


Isaac Miles posted on 6/14/20

I am Sally's grandson and I remember having breakfast with her.


Angela Heitzman posted on 1/30/17

Thank you Joan! My mom was a talented nurse and devoted mother. I'm sure you used to answer the phone when my brothers and I would call CRC with sibling disputes all those years ago. Thank you for your support!


Angela Heitzman posted on 1/30/17

Such a small world Barb! Thank you for your thoughts and the delicious bread!


Angela Heitzman posted on 1/30/17

Thank you your memories Sue! We will continue to treasure our memories of her too!


Angela Heitzman posted on 1/30/17

Thanks Mem! I'm glad you have such happy memories of us! We are still laughing together and will continue to do so.


Angela Heitzman posted on 1/30/17

Thank you for your kind words Mary!


Jayne Minnick-Reeh posted on 1/31/17

Oldest of 12 siblings, grandmother of 6, mother of 3, and wife of 1. What a legacy! I'm so sorry for your loss, may her spirit live on in each of you. I'm sending my love and prayers to you all. Cousin Jayne from Alliance NE where it all began.


Diane Fitzgerald posted on 1/31/17

I am shocked and saddened by this news. Mike my heart goes out to you and your family. Mike, you and I have worked together at MVHS for 13 years. No words can express my sympathy. Be strong, ok.


Laura Herrington posted on 1/31/17

I am new to the clinic but Sally was always such a sweet lady. I'm very sorry for your loss.


Betty (Boo) Hamilton posted on 1/31/17

Words so often fail us at times like this. I am so grateful for having known her. Will have wonderful memories of the silly times we had with the family on Knapp as well as the busy little kids days in DIllon. Sally was a combination of funny, calm and gracious. Your family will forever have precious memories of this special lady. Please convey my condolences to Joyce. Parents aren't supposed to outlive their children. She will be blest with her deep faith. My love to all of you.


Connie posted on 2/1/17

I am still shocked by her passing, as I imagine you all are as well.... It is unreal. I just saw her....Thank you for posting that beautiful photo-I am glad to have it. I worked in the Wound Clinic and would see her every week when she came in for ambulatory. Though I didn't know her well, I remember after first meeting her that I liked her. She struck me as a very knowledgeable nurse, but she was very approachable and friendly and had a great sense of humor. Her eyes sparkled (just like that photo!) and she had a great laugh. Though I haven't met any of you, her family, I am praying for you all. She will be missed.


Ismet Topuz posted on 2/1/17

Micheal.And your family. I am shocked and very much saddened by this news..I do eremember your beautiful home in Portland and your hospitalaty.I was a new RN.How I met with Sally.She was the most beautiful human in many ways.You and your family in my thoughts.God bless you all.She will truly missed. Ismet.


ellen pillow posted on 2/1/17

Dear Mike and Family, This news breaks my heart. I adore Sally, and remember her as one of the most fun girlfriends I have ever had! We loved to go plant shopping together with our friend Pam. It is hard, just knowing she is not still in the world with me. I can't imagine the heartbreak for your family! I know she was always caring for each of you in her most wonderful way. You were her joy! Accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss.


Janina Creamer posted on 2/5/17

I am so sorry for your loss, every time I floated to ambulatory Sally always made me feel welcome, she's was always smiling. I always admired her. I truly believe that she made our lives better, She will be missed.


Laura Curtis posted on 2/5/17

Angie- so glad to meet you and some of family. The services were perfect. Devin did a great eulogy.❤️


Kate McGinleyWest posted on 2/7/17

Thanks Jayne. She leaves a huge hole in our family. Hope you are well. Kate


Bette Warner & Harold posted on 2/13/17

To Michael Miles an family: When Joan C. sent a note about Sally, we were shocked. For several years, I worked opposite shifts of Sally. We worked in the Clinical Research Center @ OREGON Health Sciences Univ. When we were invited to Angie's wedding and reception at the Knapp st house , we enjoyed the event an meeting the family. We send condolences for your loss an wish you peace in the days to come. You are fortunate to have such family support. Bette Warner & Harold


Joan Cogswell posted on 1/28/17

Mike, I am shocked and saddened to learn of Sally's passing. She will always have a special place in my heart. Sharing our first pregnancies together was special. Working with her in CRC was also a great experience. I loved her sense of humor and how dedicated she was to her kids. I remember sharing stories of what we were doing with our cub scout troops. I'm so sorry I didn't get to visit while she was still with us.


Judy Martin posted on 1/27/17

So sorry for your loss of Sally. Prayers for you McGinleys.


Mike Miles posted on 1/27/17

God bless Richard You have always been thee gentleman of gentleman. Thank you. Mike


Laura Curtis posted on 1/27/17

She will always be in our hearts. She was a wonderful person to work with. She will be so missed. So sorry of your family's loss. Prayers for to you and all the family.


Mary Brown posted on 1/27/17

as a friend of Patrick and Alyssa Miles, I send my condolences to your family....I can see and feel the family love. God Bless Mary Brown


Sandy McClendon posted on 1/27/17

My heart goes out to the Family, I worked with Sally, she was a Caring Nurse and Great friend, will miss her, she always had a smile and inspiration for all!!! Sandy McClendon


Gail harrington posted on 1/28/17

Mike, We were sitting around tonight and remembering the many great times and stories from our Knapp St days with your family. We love you all very deeply. We will be praying for you all. Sally was truly a bright spot in the life of any one she knew. She will be missed deeply. May Gods love strengthen you in these very difficult days. Love to you Lon and Gail


Kristine grey posted on 1/28/17

She was always a ray of sunshine and will continue to live on in our hears that way.


BARB & JEFF posted on 1/28/17

Sally and Mike have been neighbors for 13+ years. I loved seeing Sally's smile and her wave as she drove past our house. Always happy and kind, she became a friend I wish I had talked to more often. She loved her family and home and will truly be missed on Pale Moon Trail. Our most sincere sympathy to the Miles Family and friends of Sally.


Richard Warrick posted on 1/27/17

Mike, I can see from what I read you all had a beautiful life together. My prayers will be with you and your family may God bless you all.


Ryan Miles posted on 1/28/17

Thank you, Gail, to the whole Harrington family. The Knapp St days were truly a special time. I have not seen a neighborhood with a bond like that since. Mom was just talking about her times sitting with you over a cup of coffee a few months back. I do believe she truly appreciated knowing you. Ryan


skipperbarb posted on 1/28/17

Isn't it hard to believe I was a neighbor to the Miles on Knapp. I lived at SE Flavel & SE 122nd. Now I am a neighbpr on Pale Moon Trail. Sally was a nice neighbor. She will truly be missed.


Susan McGinley posted on 1/29/17

What a beautiful message about Sally in the Obiutary. She was my cousin. I am one of the McGinley's from Nebraska and our family, the Pat McGinley family, offers our condolences. Dan (Sally's \"Pappy\") was my father Pat's younger brother. Last time I saw Sally was at Dan & Joyce's 50th Anniversary in Montana, and she was just like always -- tall, pretty, calm and smiling. What a wonderful celebration that was. Treasure your memories of that pretty woman with the beautiful smile and eyes. Sue McGinley, Denver


Memorie posted on 1/30/17

Years have passed yet each New Years Eve I recall Cherries Jubilee and egging cars from the bridge/overpass....I loved being with you guys and seeing the way a family could live live and laugh together....Sally had the best smile and the kindest heart.... prayers for strength and love to get u all thru this...Rest Easy Sally.... Love, Memorie


Angela Heitzman posted on 1/30/17

Thank you Gail! We have so many happy memories from out life on Knapp St... and a few scary ones involving leg warmers and Richard Simmons workout tapes! Your words mean a lot to us during this difficult time. Many blessings to the Harrington family!


Angela Heitzman posted on 1/30/17

Thank you Laura! We were truly amazed at the love and support my mom received from her fellow nurses. I am glad we had the opportunity to meet so many of her co-workers and hear their happy memories.


Angela Heitzman posted on 1/30/17

Thank you Sandy! My mom absolutely adored those she worked with! All you ladies made the work environment a happy one for my mom.