Lee Anne Miller, 68, passed away while surrounded by her family on August 16, 2023 at her daughter’s home in Victor, NY after a battle with Melanoma. She is survived by her husband Jim Mogle, daughter Dulcie(Josh) Fisher, son Ethan(Vanessa) Miller, step-daughter Amanda(Brian) Holbrook, grandchildren Emmett and Wren, brother Arthur(Pam) Spearing, sister Sharon(Doug) Peckham, brother Mark, ex-husband Steve(Kit) Miller and several nieces and nephews.
Lee Anne was born November, 30, 1954, in Syracuse NY, to Dr. Arthur and Shirley Spearing. She attended Fayetteville-Manlius High School and after graduating was accepted to Cazenovia College where she attended for two years. She then finished her Bachelors in Early Childhood Education at Clemson University.
Over the years she worked as a teacher’s assistant in the Clinton, Sauquoit and Waterville school districts. The work she loved most though was running her antique shop she started with her ex-husband Steve in Bouckville, NY they named Cottage Rose Antiques. Countless customers came through those doors during the almost 20 years she was in business. They not only came to shop the unique items and treasures she sold there but also her own artwork and painted furniture adorning fish. Many folks came to the shop just to visit with her. She was a friend to many. The ultimate listener, helper, and generous friend.
In 2014 she married Jim Mogle of Clinton, NY and they moved to Hamilton, NY with their dogs Ruby and Cole. They spent anniversaries in Lake Placid and time together at Jim’s family’s cabin outside of Buffalo, NY.
The world lost a gentle soul who remained caring, kind, compassionate, creative, and funny despite the difficult battle at the end of her life. These qualities are the legacy she leaves behind inside everyone who knew her. Her keen eye for all that is unique and beautiful in life was displayed not only in her pursuit for antiques and art, but also in how she would hold a conversation and regard her loved ones.