Obituary: Janis Elaine Miller, 1956-2019

Obituary: Janis Elaine Miller, 1956-2019

Janis Elaine Miller, 62, of Reston, and Duck, N.C. died on Jan. 7, 2019. As a wife, daughter, sister and friend, she was loved by so many and will be deeply missed. A Celebration of Janis’ Life will be held in Lake Anne Plaza in Reston the first Saturday in May, the opening day of the Lake Anne Craft Market, an event she loved. A second Celebration is being planned later in the spring in Duck, N.C.

Born in Santa Monica, Calif. to Connie Nims Choisser and Robert Choisser on June 20, 1956, Janis grew up in Corona del Mar, Calif., moving with her family to Reston in 1970. She went to Herndon High School and graduated in 1974. She went on to earn a Bachelor‘s degree in accounting from George Mason University and later her license as a Certified Public Account. Janis worked initially for John Sullivan in Reston; ultimately working as an accounting consultant to Tetra Tech. Recently she provided consulting services to selected clients in the Washington metropolitan area. Her real love was VERY… a craft business that sold her creations at Lake Anne Craft Market and other selected shows.

Janis was widely admired for her energetic personality and generous nature, always willing to jump in and assist where needed. She enjoyed creating items for her crafts business, being a Mary Kay Beauty Consultant and participating in craft shows.

She received recognition from the American Cancer Society as a sponsor for Reston Relay for Life. She was a sponsor in the “Adopt A Mom” program providing holiday gifts to moms at assisted living facilities and homeless shelters.

Janis is survived by her husband, Mike Miller of Reston, her mother, Connie Choisser, also of Reston, and her sister Cathy Carroll and her husband Russell of Falls Church. Her father, Robert Choisser, precedes her in death.

Should friends and family desire, memorial donations may be made to the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. for research for the diagnosis and cure of Amyloidosis. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the physicians of the Mayo Clinic who were working with the family to get Janis admitted to the Mayo Clinic when she died.