(shared by Amy)
In 1971 she married her high school sweetheart, Raymond Scott Milner in the Salt Lake Temple. They have a son, Matthew Scott Milner who served a mission in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is married to Emily Bishop of Orem and they have given Nita a grandson (Scott David) and granddaughter (Norah Linnette).
Nita was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother in a family she dearly loved and to which she devoted her life.
An active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Nita held many positions including Relief Society teacher, ward organist and choir accompanist. She loved the Gospel, and, fullof faith, accepted the health challenges of her life. Frequently unable to sleep nights, she turned such times into deeply emotional spiritual experiences that often found voice in the form of songs or poems. She won several awards in Church-sponsored music and writing contests in 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, and 1993.
Children around the world
perform and enjoy her song, "When I Am Baptized," in the Primary
Two other songs were published in the Friend.
Her article, "Gifts From a Stranger" was published in the Dec. 1992 Ensign.
Nita left this life prepared by her faith in the Savior, whose comfort she had felt often. Her example of strength and happiness in the face of adversity blessed all who loved her.
We are grateful she is now able to rest in the Lord.