- 56 years old
- Date of birth: Nov 23, 1955
- Place of birth:
San Point, Idaho, United States
- Date of passing: Oct 24, 2012
- Place of passing:
Ft Mohave, Arizona, United States
|Let the memory of Michael be with us forever|
Gary and Liz are on their way back home to Washington they're going to stop and stay with Tiffany for the night. I have some really bad news for you Cindy Derr your cousin has cancer. Tiffany told me they didn't think she will make another year. I thinking on my way back to Washington I may go up and stay with Cindy for a while. Watch over her she need you now.. And Paolo had a little scared five stents put in his heart. He's going to stop smoking I wish you would've. Ron must be doing better he's going to another hospital. So I guess you got your work cut out for you watch over all these people!."
"I'm in Arizona, with Lizzy and our little ones.. Kloie and Cooper.. You should be here.. Mom and I still need you.. But you left, and I hope your watching over us.. And we love you......"
"Happy New Year!
I hope 2015 is a good year!. I'm so glad 2014 is over. Dave & Vickie came for 4 days, we had lots of fun, went to a show, dinner,went to Oatman did a bbq at Randy house like I said fun!. but New Years eve we get snow here in AZ so they couldn't fly out, hopefully tomorrow. Ron was in the hospital for 2weeks sedated with a breathing machine on him. Ron's now awake off the machine he didn't know Debbie I told Debbie to tell him that she was his girlfriend we had a good laugh over it. This is the 3th New Years without u (suck)"
I wanted you to know, that I did the garage floor. I know we talked about it the day before you died and you wanted to get that done,well it took me a while but I got it done for you I want you to know I did it all by myself and it looks excellent it made me proud. And I think you would be very proud of me. Merry Christmas to u."
"Hey Happy Belated Birthday Mike. I decided to wait and be late like you always were...you should be here to "celebrate with us" 59...miss you tons...love deb"
"Mike, it would have been your 59th birthday today. I want to call you & tell you this but I can't. I miss you & think of you daily. I at times feel your presence like you are watching over your family. I love you... <3"
For your birthday I hope you go to the game and watch the Seahawks play the Cardinals! Go Seahawks I know you're not here to see it yourself but I'll say it for you love you"
"I'm wishing you a happy birthday.. Where ever you are now... I feel you watching over me and or at least it seems so. If you are, I really miss you..and it hurts to think your not here to talk too.. Love you.. DAD.."
"It's November 20, 2014 your birthday is in three more days. I haven't been able to sleep this whole week thinking about you missing you I don't ever think I'll ever stop missing you. Your death has been very painful, I know it's been two years but it seems like yesterday. At times you don't realize the impact of your life on your family until you're gone.. And how we took it for granted that you would always be here for us. I know you must be getting a lot of pleasure out of the fact that you're still physically only 56 but I hate to tell you this your 59 this time of year we, where the same age you always loved rubbing it in that I was older. For three days we've had a windstorm that brought in a lot of sand. What took us three hours to clean up, took me now buy myself 6 1/2 hours, your getting out of a lot of work buddy. Our kids are doing okay Gary Liz are coming out in January to spend two weeks with me which will be great and what I've heard is Taylor and the kids have moved in with Troy and spencer still at grandpa Jim. Tucker starting to get a little bossy these days must come with old age and having a chip put in him Monday so if he ever gets lost he can be found. Happy birthday to you Mike I love you I miss you and I would give anything to have you here with us
Joanie and Tucker"
"Hi Mike - Sorry you are not here with us anymore. It's still shocking to think about it because getting the news is recalled like yesterday. I miss you & my mom. Guess this is what happens as you get older, although I thought you'd be around longer. I'm thankful for the time you were around & the grounding you provided for all who knew you."
"Tucker and I spent the day up at the lake for your anniversary. It was 93° and the water was 68 chilly but we still went swimming. Dave's here now and we're gonna do something today I'm glad to see everybody came and visit your site on your anniversary. It's been a long two years without u. I always reflect on our life that we had together and I wish we still had that life together again, I've been kind of mad about this whole situation you're leaving me too soon but now I'm starting to forgive you I still miss you and I will always love you and I will always carry you in my heart..❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️"
"Mike, hard to believe that it has been 2 years since you left us. You have been in my thoughts a lot the past couple of weeks. I miss you so much & so does our family. I love you Donna :-("
"Hey Mike, thinking of you sooooo much this week...missing you tons. I can't belive it's been 2 years. We love you, debbie"
"Two years, still sad ❕❕❕❕❕"
Your anniversary is coming up in two days.I don't know why they call it an anniversary,I wish you were here. This time year is very hard for me because you were in my brain 24 seven and you're awesome and my heart. Dave and Vicky King are coming out for a visit to be here for four days hard, we were talking the other day and you've known him for 28 years. Dave and Vicky are going to miss seeing Randy Randy's leaving 29 October. Randy sold all of his property in Washington and he's making Arizona his main home.. It's cool having a buddy down here in case I need any help. He has always been there for me no matter what. You always told me Randy was the brother you never had. And you're right he is a big brother I've never had too! he's in old.!!☺️ Fart
Im still trying to figure out what I want to do with the rest of my life, Tuckeris now is a service dog so he can go with me wherever I go and they can't stop him or me, he can go on the airplane they can't make me pay for him to fly he's free now."
"hey Mike...it's just about 2 years, I can't believe it. i would have liked to go to see Joanie and Tucker in AZ this month but with Ron's health I just don't think I can. We miss you so much. We only made it up to the trailer a couple of times this summer. Trailer-it's hard for me to go there as i miss you and I see you every where I look. Spent most of the time going to see Kyle and Ron's health isn't the best anymore. Joanie has been writing to him and she went with us one weekend to see Kyle. The great grand kids are adorable...wish you were here to see them. Joanie made us all 8x10 pictures of you, we got to choose which one we wanted, I chose the one of you holding up the Kayak...I love it
..we miss you tons, love you deb"
"Mike, it's almost 2 years ago you left us. You are still in our hearts & are missed so much. I keep coming across pictures of you. I just posted 3 more of you with family. All taken Christmas eve 12/24/1986. one with Joanie & you, one with Mom (Dorothy Stevens) & my daughter Traci Klippert & another one with Dad (Gorden Stevens), you & Konrad Klippert with Dad showing you & Konrad how to tie a tie. These were happy times. I'm not very good at scanning them to make them a nice size. To let you know you missed your sisters' birthdays again. I keep waiting to hear from you or to get a call from you wishing me Happy Birthday & you saying I missed it again. LOL. ;-)"
"It's October and is getting close to the time of year, second year anniversary of your death. Every day you're in my mind and in my thoughts I still miss you a lot and wish you were here. I'm asked if it's getting easier, I say no it's not getting any easier just different. I'm in Arizona now the weather is in the 90s got the house all cleaned up because all the dust storms the palm trees are growing like crazy. I've been doing some painting inside the house even though you always wanted the walls to stay white and put some color into it. I think Tucker really glad he's home (Arizona,) I just wish you could come home with us....love ya!!"
"It's Sept 7th 2014 I'm getting ready to head back home to AZ. Last night all your sister got together,at Debbie & Ron's lot for dinner. Tory & Tiana and Gary came out too,and had dinner with me. We all stop and visited with your sister. It is still every hard to believe your gone. It's going on 2 yrs. to me at times it was just last week. I'm always ask is it getting easier, I have to say no just different. Tucker and I are pulling out the 14 th. If you have any pull up there ask for no rain!. Troy kidney transplant may happen in February, watch over him, just a FYI Trudy and you are going to be the same age. Maybe you should watch over all of us. I can't Express how much I miss ya!
"I went and had dinner with Dave & Vickie King is was nice. He going to retire in Jan or Feb they are going to visit in April they are talking about selling and moving down south. Well your name came up to night both Ronda and I said you've almost been gone for 2years. Very day I think about you,missing you, and all the things your missing out on. Taylor and Taina are sending more time with Troy, he stay guarded but I can tell it make him happy. Taina go up to his house to ride the horse she love riding the horse. When she go she stay the weekend so Troy and her are building A relationship. Mariah that her birthday up here. Steven and his mother came so we all got to meet her. You would get a kick out of Mason, both of them are so cute. Tucker and I miss ya! Love u more. We both wish u where here.."
"July 12 came and gone I tried not to think about it but happy anniversary to you. I went with Debbie and Ron and to go see Kyle. It was a nice visit with Kyle, but the trip there my copilot was not there to show me the way. And Debbie is the worst one to get directions from. And by the way I got into a fight with a neighbor that lives behind a rental about the damn fence again I guess Gary and him had a little powwow and you did build the fence on his side of the property they told me no big deal I got to get that fence stained it's starting to look really bad. I did tell the guy to take me to court about it and I will ask the judge for him to pay half since he paid nothing on the fence. The guys of pig. Well happy anniversary to you and I love you miss you!! :)"
"I want to be the first to wish you a happy Fourth of July and you missed it I went out with Paolo and Rhonda with some friends of too lake Goodwin the fireworks were amazing. July 5 we went up to the tennis court to listen to the band Debbie showed up with the kids I was really happy to see her. July 6 Taylor Tiana and Mason Mariah and Troy all showed up we went for a swim and we had dinner. I found myself telling Mason that I was his great grandma's God I fell old, I did tell Mason about his great grandpa Mike. I know he doesn't understand but I sure hope that Taylor and Tiana and them all tell him about you. Mason has a thing he has to wear gloves he loves wearing gloves I don't know what it's about but it is so funny and cute. I think they're starting to warm up to me couple times I held the baby she's cute. Troy got to play with them both in the pool it's kind of funny watching Troy be a grandpa. And I can tell watching his face he really wants to get involved with the kids. Debbie came up to the pool with Kyle kids and visit and watch all the swim. And poor Ron with all of his bad luck it start out his golf cart wouldn't run. Gary and Mark got it going to .come to find out the battery was bad. Ron health isn't very good,I hope it holds up so we can go over to visit Kyle this coming weekend. Well I'm missing you and I love you.
"It's Fathers Day
Happy Fathers Day
I just wanted to tell you how we all miss you and how we all appreciated you and you are the best father to two boys that love you with all their heart and soul. Every day I give thanks to you!
"Hi Mike - Hope you are okay wherever you are and with whatever happens afterwards. We miss you. I'm sorry Adrian is growing up without his uncle Mike. He needs good male role models and you were one of the best! Trying to sell my house now. I always liked your grounded advice...Joanie's too. You were so steady in just about everything you did & said. Hate saying "were" (past tense - very hard). Miss you loads! Life isn't the same without you here. xoxo from Adrian & Diane"
"I'm all packed and ready to go back to Washington. I had to get the pool emptied and put in new water set up pool service,they said every two yrs. I should empty it. But tell you the truth I'm second-guessing going up to Washington, I know if you were here I wouldn't be second-guessing this. But you're not here and I hate doing this by myself. I know once I get on the road maybe I will feel different,I hope. It's amazing how everybody else's life goes on and I keep feeling like I'm in this tunnel going nowhere. I keep hoping somebody will walk into my life and knox the hell out of me and change things. I played the Memorial tape the other day and Tucker did not respond to your voice like he has in the passed,it was sad for me to see tucker has forgot you. But I like hearing voice. But It was tearjerking. The neighbor down the road just lost his son his son was 52 and it was the thing that happen to you it's hard to believe that God takes people so young before their time. I think the reason why I'm so mad is because we had so much more to do. Watch over me and Tucker while were driving down the road back to Washington. Love ya!"
"It makes me happy to know that people still come and visit his site. I feel this is a place where we can talk to Mike and we can share our thoughts are joy and sadness with him. And I know if Mike could read all these thoughts of joy, sadness and everything else. His heart would be so filled with love. See Mike you are everybody's rock. You gave everybody the tools they needed to carry-on. You gave unconditional love, you always gave a hand when needed, you always listen, you always gave good advice but never judged. I know we always pick on you for being so short, but really you were a giant with a puffed up chest. We all love you and miss you.
So doses Tucker!"
"It is has been very hard for me to deal with your loss. I get angry that your gone, and angry at myself for not spending more time with you when you were here. The fact that we were not in the best of relations due to such petty disputes is heat breaking. I really wish things were different for all of us. You have always been supportive of me and my family even though it may not have been ideal to some. I have model my values on how you were with my mom and that you would always stand by her no matter what the situation was. You are irreplaceable. Your entire family grieves dearly for you. I feel like I failed to let you know just how much I loved and respected you, but know this now I LOVE YOU SO MUCH AND WOULD GIVE ANYTHING TO JUST HUG YOU ONE LAST TIME."
"Michael, I can't stop the tears today, I so wish you were still here with us. I miss you. You are my big brother, damn it , you should be here. I need you to help me understand why your not. Some days it's just so hard knowing your gone, I love you, can you hear me when I talk to you, can you see my tears, can you feel the ache in my heart? Life isn't fair. I never ever thought of losing you from our lives, it still hurts, Yes today I cry for all of us that miss you so much."
"Moms coming back to, Washington ... Soon! It's going to be week after Memorial Day.. Wish you were coming with..Sorry I have avoided this sight for a while.. Just don't want to, get upset that your gone. But I feel your presence, looking over us.. And I think about you dad, everyday. EVERYDAY...AND STILL I CRY FOR YOU..I MISS YOU...YOUR SON, GARY.."
"Hey brother, so we celebrated Easter a few weeks back and Cassandra and I shared a good memory of you. It was the Easter at mom's house in Federal Way when I put on the basket hunt for everyone, I wish I would have had a video camera on you that day, it was so funny watching you hunt all over the yard looking for your basket, everyone had found theirs but you, and you were getting frustrated like you could, cussing, giving me that look, you sat down and it took a few minutes, then those Brown eyes lit up with a big smile and you flipped me off. Yep there it was hanging from a hook right there outside the sliding door, Everyone laughed so hard, I got cha that day. I held an egg/basket hunt for my kids and grandkids again this year and I laughed because I still got it, they search and search and then when they find it their eyes light up just the way yours did that Easter. Cassandra remembers that day as well, not just because Joanie whacked her on her butt ! Because of you is why she remembered, and that my brother is a memory I will always treasure. I love you Michael and I miss you so much. . You were taken away from us way to soon, my heart still and always will ache. Love your dooderbug"
"Mike I feel sorry for people who are so rude on your site. Uncalled for. If people want to post something PLEASE do so with respect for Mike & his grieving family. We miss you so very much & really wish that you were still here. Joanie is sounding good & I am okay with her trying to move on after all I feel that's what you'd want her to do. Mike you were a one of a kind brother.. the best..."
"I think I got all my to do list done for going back to Washington. I went through all of our old emails from the time we sold our house in granite to buying the Arizona house I just deleted all it was too much to keep. And I don't see a point of keeping it. I also deleted all the emails from all your work buddies I haven't heard from them since the celebration of your life. Now I can't go back and relive our life, i'm hoping this makes me move forward. I'm really not looking forward to going back to Washington it's always so hard to be there. Yes I know I have to do it. Tucker and I are leaving 28 May keep an eye out for us I probably will be speeding. Thinking about you and missing you.
"I'm starting to get ready to go back up to Washington. My time down here in Arizona sure went by fast. It's starting to get a little easier here for me without you. But that doesn't say I don't miss you!. I still have that empty feeling with you gone. But I've managed to pull up my big girl panties and do it alone. I thank you for taking care of me all those years and making sure that I will be taking care of until my end of my. It's going to be nice to see family and friends when I get up to here to Washington but I hope the weather stays nice. I'm beginning to really hate cold weather and rain. Today they say it's supposed to get up to 90 but we do have a wind coming from the north so it's cool. Well I was thinking about you so I figured I'd come on this site and give you my two cents, but like always I give you more than you bargained for. I miss you!!"
"Well you missed my birthday, I got a birthday gift anyway I put solar panels on the roof so we could used the pool longer. Randy back down here getting his house together today he's getting his first set of visitors. It's 90° out so am using the pool tucker he runs and hides in the bedroom, he's hiding from me, he doesn't want to go for a swim I'm going to put him in the pool. I should throw him in the pool! Tiffany and the kids came down we had a fun visit. Dylan drove down he love Arizona, he wants to become a desert rat. Well I miss you and I got your patch done for the donation and I'll send it on its way."
"It's March 30th randy's leaving tomorrow head back down here so he can deal with his new house. Tiffany and the kids have been having a good time here, they love the pool. Dylan and I went for a hike in Grapevine Valley seen all the Indian hieroglyphics. I think Dylan is loving Arizona he hasn't been out of Granite Falls he's been surprised that there's smaller towns than granite. Tiffany been doing a lot of talking about you she sure misses you think she misses you as bad as I do. Well me and Dylan are going to go to the Grand Canyon Wednesday. I think I'm going to get him a flight over the Grand Canyon well it's late and I miss you and I will talk to you later"
"Hey Mike, I've been thinking of you lots & still miss you so very much. I've been doing lots of cleaning lately & have been finding more pictures of you when you were a kid & younger pictures of you with Joanie & the boys. You don't even have a beard in a few pics. Do you remember you used to call me "DON" & thought it was funny because it was a boy's name. Watch over all of us. Debbie, Trudy & I went to see Uncle Wayne about a week ago & he's doing good. He is 83 yrs old now. He & Sharla were in town helping one of Sharla's grandkids. Aunt Mary is doing good too. You still have a place in my heart & will forever."
"Today is March 16 2014 got a report from Dan all the golf carts tuned up and ready to go and your's is getting old. Got my taxes done and Randy look at my VIP he's going to change that for me so I can make more money. Still trying to figure out what I'm a do with my life without you. Gary stop drinking and he is seen a counselor about it so hopefully he can get that taken care of, he's also having a problem with high blood pressure which is not good. I'm writing Kyle I told him exactly what I felt about him his life, and what he put his mother through. And a little bit about the conversation you had with Debbie today you die. All your sisters are doing well and they still think about you a lot and miss you like I do. All the grandkids are growing up and doing good and so are the great-grandchildren can't believe Taylor's baby starting to crawl around. Looking forward to meeting her.
"Randy Johnson came down to visit he loves our house he said we did a good job and he loves the area in which we live. So much he's looking at a house to buy and I think he's going to buy now the one next to John and Fay. He told me all he was bringing down was shorts and tank top and if it rains or if it's cold he was going to kill me butt he love the weather he's has been sitting outside in the sun he loves it."
"It's been a year and four months now. I think about you all the time and would love to talk to you, just to explain how I'm feeling. Just the mention of your name or people asking me about you The grief is still so fresh. Troy and Taylor and Tiana are starting to have a relationship together not quite like it was but it's getting there. I wrote Kyle and I told him about your last day on earth. About your phone call with Dbbie and me having to call her about your death3 hour later. I truly believe he needed to know. Now for the Funny side I'm not sure if I get to claim you this year for taxes, I should I have been carrying you around for the last year and 4 mos. I hope you are missing us too.
"Hello brother, you sure are missed an awful lot. There has been many times that I have picked up the phone to call you or typed in your name to email you and then realize you're not here. Needed some "manly brother" advice or just to talk to you and laugh! We never had any problems making each other laugh. I have so many awesome memories with you, thank you for them! I love you and I miss you so much. Your baby sis"
"It's been a year and four months the longest year and four months in my life every day I wake up I think about you every time I go to bed I think about you it is so hard for me to believe that you are gone but I am trying to MoveOn I hope you don't mind, just a short note I wanted tell you thank you for keeping Taylor safe. She was in a car accident she totaled my car.but . And she is safe that's all that matters. Tiana just turned 16 she's not driving yet she's kind of scared hopefully this summer I'll get to spend some time with her and help her learn how to drive the golf cart all over again. Diane's crap with Bob is all over,finally got the child support and then Custy battle all done and over with,Bob keeps bugging her I wish we would've kicked his ass. Tucker got a thorn in his foot, it took about a month to heal. last week I found the sticker pulled it out and is healing really quite fast he's a happy little boy. We miss you,talk to you later love you. Your wife joanie"
"I'm glad to write this note to you!
Seahawks won! The Super Bowl !
It took 35 yrs. but they did it, for all the good you did in life. I hope you where their cheering them on. Because I cry for you of happy tears. We miss you watching the game with us. Love ya! ;)"
"I know your going to the game have fun!
GO HAWKS,! :)"
"Happy Super Bowl Mikey! I hope your team wins. We miss you!!"
"Gary & Liz and I are in Maui, everyday we think about you. Things come up about our pass trips, the fun we had the laughs,your trip to do zip line. You wanting to chicken out but u didn't want anyone to know how sacred you where we laugh at u then and we still are laughing,it was a good time. I still can remember your face laughing at me then the waves toss me around and I could get up because I was laughing so hard. The time we took Taylor! and us watch her swim with the dolphin seeing her face smile from ear to ear, and it bring a tear to our eyes. Gary did it again he got burned the 1st day out. But all in all we miss you and wish u where here. It still hard to understand why your not here I don't know if I will ever understand it. Miss u !"
"Seahawks are going to the Super Bowl but I think you know this because you where sitting in the front row.. It was a nail biting game tonight. When you take your trip to new jerseys wear a coat it cold there. I talk to little Roger last night, I bet you and Uncle Roger are having a beer or two, tell Uncle Roger to look over little Roger he got a hard road to go. I'm going to Maui with Gary and Liz it won't be the same with you but I need to go. Maui was our last big trip. Miss ya! Go hawks!"
It's been a while, but I think about you often. I still wonder where you are now. The holidays went by and I thought of you because last year was the first Christmas without you. It felt very strange being in your house without you. Adrian is growing up and still talks about you. We talk about Uncle Mike and you playing with him through the cat door. We talk about our house which has many parts of your work. I hope you are with us. I feel your presence."
"It new year eve!! out with the old and in with the new. This is my 2nd new year eve without you. It (sucks)....last year was a every hard year for me with you gone. I have learned a lot too, I put a cane bolt in the gate,fix the water sem. And I can closes up the house for the summer. But most of all I learn a lot about me. Being lonely is hard but I'm doing it.. Gary & Liz went up to the lot! Got it all rake up and put a request to the piles pick up. Tomorrow is Gary & Liz anniversary. Troy's doing good his Kinney are holding their own. Taylor and the kids are doing good she hate working. Tiana doing good too. Spencer back with his mom. Now you are all caught up.. Happy new year to you! 2014
Love ya! & miss ya! More!!"
"Debbie call last night we talk about Christmas. They all had a good Christmas with family. And all is well. Talk to Diane she went to Ca for Xmas with Adrain,she sends movie of Adrain he getting big. Good looking kid to he must get it from me! Lol.lol. This Xmas I had to put in a cane bolt in the gate by the pool. I want u to know I did it all by myself, 1st try!! It been cold here 60 day 40 at night and windy. I took the tree down so the house is back together and all put away. I don't know what I'm going to do for new year yet! Gary & Liz & I got our tickets for Maui . I need to go, I was thinking about you. Miss you! Lots!! Still don't know why we are there. But things aren't the same with you there! Love u!"
"Yesterday Gary & Liz and me made plans to go to Maui for 12 days. I hope it will be fun! I know it going to be hard at 1st because we all went to Maui together in 2010. Yes we are going to have some awesome memory of you. Tucker going to stay with Fay & John,I just hope he wants to come home with me. I want you to know tucker looks for you in every gray tuck and he barks at it if he can't see in. Well I was thinking about you! Miss ya! Oh! You know Liz can't swim watch over her!"