SALT LAKE CITY — Roger Lawrence Miller passed away unexpectedly from unknown causes on Aug. 18, 2013, at the age of 44. Born Aug. 21, 1968, in Salt Lake City, Roger was the second child of Larry H. and Gail Miller. He resided in Draper, Utah.
Roger began his career with the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies (LHM Group) at the age of 15 doing data entry. He advanced to positions in parts and sales departments at various family-operated dealerships, and eventually worked in almost every operation in the LHM Group on a project basis. The majority of Roger’s career was in systems development.
“Roger combined his brilliance and creativity with technology to make the LHM Group’s businesses run better,” read a press release issued last week. “He designed and implemented programs such as Web ticketing, automated ticketing kiosks, as well as gift cards and payment systems at Megaplex Theatres and Miller Motorsports Park. Some of his most notable projects included systems improvements to the Southtowne Auto Mall and Jordan Commons. He was also involved with the design and construction of EnergySolutions Arena, two Megaplex Theatre facilities and Miller Motorsports Park.”
Most recently, Roger’s career focused on the development of the National Auto Sport Association (NASA), Utah Region. He was also able to embrace his love of racing, participating in the 2012 and 2013 Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge and the SCCA Pro Racing Pirelli World Challenge.
Miller received the Larry H. Miller Management Excellence Award and was a graduate of the Larry H. Miller Leadership Institute. He also sat on advisory boards for both Radiant Systems and Automated Data Processing (ADP).
Roger succeeded his father as chairman of the board for the Clark Planetarium, and was a board member for Utah Fast Pass, a charitable drive for Utah. He also was one of the directors for the Larry H. & Gail Miller Family Foundation, and served as the chairman of its Finance Committee. He also served on the board of Larry H. Miller Charities. Roger also held the office of Elder in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served faithfully in his church callings.
Roger is survived by his wife, Cheri Light Miller, and his nine children: Carisa, Braden, Morgan, Breanne, Tyson, Taylor, Robert, Gentry, Harli, and three grandchildren: Rielly, Emili and Garith. He is also survived by his mother, Gail (Kim Wilson), and his siblings: Greg (Heidi), Stephen (Jennifer), Karen (Adam Williams), and Bryan (Heather Dawn). His father, Lawrence Horne Miller, preceded him in death.