Jose Antonio “Tony” Miera joined his bride of 55 years and entered heaven after a long battle with Vascular Dementia on November 27th, 2023, at the age of 87. Tony, as he preferred to be called, was born on August 27th, 1936, in Lyden New Mexico to Antonio Jose Miera and Candelaria Garcia Miera.
Tony Served in the United States Air Force from 1955-1959, and during this time he married his high school sweetheart, Darlene LaRae Greenfield on February 7th, 1956, and together they had 7 children, one of which was born “sleeping”. One of Tony’s greatest accomplishments was the development and building of 11 custom homes in West Valley City, Utah which bears the name of “Miera Lane”. It was during this time, among others, that he taught his children the value of integrity, honesty and hard work. While Tony worked in many different trades, his final one before retirement was an electrician.
Tony loved to go camping with his wife, children and extended family where hours were spent playing card games like Domino Train, Hand and Foot and Checkers. You couldn’t keep the man in one place for very long before he was ready to embark on the next adventure. He loved to travel and he did so by the seat of his pants, just waking up one day and saying “lets go” to his wife.
Tony loved the Lord with his whole heart and loved to attend church no matter where he was visiting. Tony also absolutely loved his grandchildren and great grandchildren, and in the final years of his life he played and laughed endlessly with the little greats. With his mind deteriorating and becoming more childlike he created bonds with the little ones that I know they will remember for years to come.
Those left to cherish his memory are his 6 children, Mark Miera (Teresa), Mike Miera (Stacey), Terry Staples (Joe), Paul Miera (Sandy), Kelly Miera and Joann Shreve, as well as 15 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, his siblings Eloy Miera, Stella Milligan, Josephine Kimball and Frankie Miera. He was welcomed “home” and reunited with his wife Darlene who had been patiently waiting for him since April 2011.
Funeral services will be held, Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at Memorial Redwood Mortuary, 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah 84123, with a viewing one hour prior to services.
Interment: Memorial Redwood Cemetery.