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Nicole Carol Miller was born March 4, 1980, in San Jose, California.
lived all her life in San Jose, attending Allen Elementary School, Bret Harte
Middle School, and Pioneer High School, where she graduated in 1998. At
Pioneer High School, Nicole was a good student. She was on the championship
varsity swimming/diving team in her freshman and sophomore years. She played
softball all four years of high school, winning a softball college
scholarship in her senior year. After high school, Nicole continued to be an
athlete who loved to work out, hike, play softball, ride horses, and jog.
On the Dean's List at West Valley College in Saratoga, Califoria while
working her way through college, Nicole was finishing up her last eight
units. She planned to transfer to California State University, Chico or
California State University, San Jose in January 2002, where she was
expecting to complete her Bachelor of Arts degree.
Nicole had a wonderful outlook on life. Her brilliant smile lit up entire
rooms, and her loving personality made everyone, including strangers, feel
right at home. It would be natural for her to give her life for another's and
that she did, bravely and heroically, along with the crew and passengers of
United Airlines Flight 93 on September 11, 2001.
Nicole is survived by her father, David J. Miller; stepmother, Catherine M.
Miller; mother, Cathy M. Stefani; stepfather, Wayne S. Stefani Sr.; and her
siblings, Tiffney M. Miller, David S. Miller, Danielle L. Miller, Wayne S.
Stefani Jr., Joshua R. D. Tenorio, and Anthony D. Tenorio.
[Photo and text provided by family.]