- 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|
"Tiana's coming to Arizona to visit for her spring break I am so looking forward to seeing her. With me looking forward to seeing her makes me think about you. It's sad me, you would've loved to shown her Arizona and this is one of the things were both going to miss. You here showing Arizona to Tiana. I miss you every day! I take ever day one step at a time. Troy's now on the active list for the kidney transplant that means if a kidney comes up three applicants go down and the doctors decide which one is best to receive the kidney I'm hoping Troy's time will be short. When they do the transplant I will fly back to stay,for three months until he gets the OK that it's doing good we plan on renting a place close to the UW to make it easy for him. Keep a close eye on Troy and hold his hand through this he's going to need a lot of help and you're just the person to do it .
Love u and miss u lots❤️❤️❤️"
"Mike thinking about you it's been a hard month Diane and Adrian are coming out and spend a couple days here, anyway it should be fun to see them plus. Chuck and Elsie came to Laughlin for a concert and I got a free ticket to go it was a lot of fun and it was nice seeing them. Tucker got his check up doing good she said he sure is strong for a little dog. We still run him with Bucky. Tiana is coming next month the beginning of April I can't wait I'm so excited. We mis ya!
"I have been working on tax's I wish u would of taught me all about the taxes so I would've been able to feel comfortable to do this myself I'm still stumbling through it thank God Terry is patient with me! I hate dealing with taxes cause I always have to pay and before you paid. I like that better, you pay! Ron's Morial is this coming Saturday I am not going back I'll spend time with Debbie when I get to Washington this summer. I just made arrangements for Tiana to come spring break I hope she enjoys herself here I'm just a little worried about her catching the flight by yourself. Miss u lots❤️"
I'm sure U know Ron passed away we are all broken-hearted.
Now he can watch over his family,and smile, he will be able to run with the grandkids. Watch all there sports games (just don't let him drive!)
Both of U can now watch the Seahawks on the front line GO HAWKS!
I'm sure u know that Maggie on her away to see U."
"Good morning Mike it's New Year's 2016 I stayed up to watch the fireworks and thought about you and me had a glass of cheer!
Went to Washington for a Christmas watched all the grandkids and the great grandkids open gifts spent a lot of time with Tiana and the girls. Taylor's turned out to be quite a little mommy and a good mommy at that. It's hard to believe that she's a mommy and Tiana is quite the young lady, I died Tiana's hair purple just at the ends though and the great grandkids are a trip. Tucker did excellent on the plane up there and back it was a lot of work for me, but I was glad I did it. And I agree with you Arizona's is home now,it's warmer and I love waking up to the sun and I think God before you die you told me that you were glad you made the move to Arizona."
"Merry Christmas to you!. The 4th Christmas that you've missed. Tucker @ I have flown to Washington to spend time with the boys and the grandchildren for Christmas missing you a lot. It is cold up here missing Arizona's weather already at we will be flying back home the 29th. Love ya! And miss u to the star 's and back.
"hey Mike...JUST HAD TO BE "LATE" as you always were...Happy 60th Birthday, miss you tons...love Deb..."
"Well today would've been your 60th birthday and it's been three years since you've been gone I like to tell you to have a piece a cake and ice cream and fix yourself that your favorite drink Seagram 7 and Pepsi, of course I think it was always just a splash of Pepsi!. And of course today I got some gravel and I finished up my gravel project. I can remember you always yelling at me to not start projects for you well for the last three years you haven't done a project yet!, are you bored yet?I'm tired of doing your projects, I would of appreciate your helped with the projects !. And of course I've done some projects that you would be very surprised at☺️ I completed and I did a good job.. I'm wishing you were here. Randy's move down here and and so did Dave,you're missing out on all their fun but let me tell you both of the boys like picking on me so you would be proud of them!. Well happy birthday Mike and I miss you and I love you and I know everybody misses you there isn't a day that gone by that you don't come to mind but remember your ways in our heart even though you're gone..."
"Happy birthday Mike, it has been three years since you past. I sure wish you were here we would have so much fun. Please watch over all those who loved you. Thinking of you!"
"Happy 60th Birthday Mike, sure do miss you. I wish you wouldn't have left us so early. It has been just over 3 years since you left us. Hope you are partying with Mom & Dad & other family & friends that are with you. I'll love you forever. Watch over all of us."
"Mike, it's been 3 years since you left us. I still miss you . I love you my one and only brother..."
"It's been three years now I can remember every minute of that day. I think about you every morning.I think about you every night.I think about you periodically through the day,it's hard to believe it's been three years. October I keep myself so busy so I don't have to think about it too much but everybody's doing fine here. I am getting a lot of work done around the house the house is a lot different from when you left but a good difference I'm making it my own. Today's a day where we get to reflect the years that we did have together. I totally miss our time together, I miss your voice I have to play the tape where your playing with Tucker just so I can remember what it what you sound like and I have to watch our pictures with the squirrel. Boy we got a lot living in, in the little short amount of time that we were together. I totally love you and miss you and I keep yours in my heart forever telling I totally love you and miss you and I keep yours in my heart forever.
"hey Mike, we are coming up on 3 years, we miss you lots...love deb"
"I see your pictures zip lining and reminds me of my time we had with Gary. Gary and Liz and me and Mark went zip line here in Washington off of Camino Island it was a blast in the trees totally different from what We have done. I had a major water leak at our house in Arizona it was in the irrigation system that you put in one of your joints failed. Well here in Washington we had our first windstorm been out of power for the last two days. So I decided pack up Tucker go to a hotel so we could have a shower and be warm and get something to eat. It reminded me of the time in Granite Falls when we were out for a week. I decided to sell a couple more of your things. I haven't use them at all in three years. 1. is your trailer and boat motor as I'm cleaning up for selling it reminds me of all the good times we had with those things. I miss you think about you often almost every day well actually every day. I'm going to be getting ready to head back to Arizona certainly get cold here and night specially and I'm losing my tan and I can't wait to see Fay and John and Becky. Miss ya!
Joanie and Tucker"
"Happy anniversary Mike this is the second one you missed. It would've been 34 years of marriage but 35 1/2 together. A lot as happened since I've come back to Washington I sold Debbie and Ron's trailer and lot, she got get a good price. Ron is in a nursing home now doesn't look like he'll be getting out so. Debbie's having to make arrangements and downsize in her life to make up for the bills and stuff she's having a really hard time. I kind of explained that she's going through a little bit of what, I'm going through but at least she still has Ron here.Ron is in a nursing home now doesn't look like he'll be getting out so Debbie's having to make arrangements and downsize in her life to make up for the bills and stuff she's having a really hard time I kind of explained that she's going through a little bit of what I went through but at least she still has Ron here see. And what I see and read on Facebook I think Trudys falling in love I hope she stays in love and happy and the rest of her life she deserves it. Went to Troy's birthday party he's 42 can you believe that and it looks like he's having a real hard time keeping up with things with his kidneys they say it's just a matter of time they gave him one more year hopefully get many more. Gary and Liz are the same and doing the same Tianas moved in with Troy she's going to finish out her senior year. Taylor's moved in with her boyfriend hopefully things will go good for her. And as far as me and Tucker we're plugging along missing you and thinking about you on a date today bases I wish you get off your ass and fix things around here .love ha!
"On my way up to Washington I stayed with Tiffany and Matt and the kids got to go to Marissa's birthday and Matt's birthday. It is getting so hard to come back to Washington specially to the lot the first thing I see when I pull in is all the work we put in to this place, and ur golf cart..I'm going to sell ur golf cart. I would love to sell the lot, but Gary got up set with me about. So maybe next yr..Gary has no idea how hard it is for me... I think Tucker miss home too! Debbie going to sell her lot, things are getting hard for her with Ron in a nursing home. And I don't think Kyle is helping.. I wish I could do more for her but I can't. I wish u would put a bug in Taylor ear she need to start nesting. Troy and I are trying to get her child support set up but she think it going to hurt Steven we can't get her real lie she just hurting the kids.. So put a big bug in her ear!!"
"Ronda and Paolo came to AZ they love the house! Ronda said she started cry because, you could be here. Ronda already is plan to come back this time they want to drive...I'm getting ready to go back to Washington. I know I'm going to have a lot of work getting the lot cleaned up I wish u where here to help. Miss ya! Lots ❤️❤️"
"MIKE, sure would love to tell you about Kon & my trip to Cancun that we just back from. We finally made a trip of a life time. It was wonderful. We were truly spoiled. We were at a resort right on the Caribbean. We are having a deck put on our house & it looks really nice. It's about time we did it. Sure do miss you. I love you your sis, Donna"
"1st thing 1st we all miss u Tiffanie and the kids came down. It's a good thing u put in the pool, the kids a getting better at swimming. I did better with taxes. I'm learning!"
"Every day I think about U missing U feeling bad UR not here with us all.. I got a lot done this year, I'm getting ready for Tiffany's family to come down for spring br. And summer just around the corner so I will be getting ready to go to Washington. I need to put new floors in the rental, so I'm trying to teach Gary how to deal with contractor I think he learning. I just hope there done before I get back up there. I know this may be dumb coming to this site to talk to U but it the only thing and place I feel we have a connection to U.. Watch over all of us, and all of us miss U
"Happy Valentine's Day!
Miss you ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Your family too!"
I guess you know the Seahawks lost the game at the end they screwed up and threw the ball away I know you must been sitting on the sidelines just cussing away. Well I built the wall in between RANDY and Karen's house and ours I need my privacy from him I got sick and tired of finding him watching,stare at me anytime i was out in the backyard I know you know this because you hated it too. I also put new carpeting throughout the house is so nice, this was my Christmas present to myself it looks good, and it feels good on the feet.. Next I'm going to have the cupboards done in the house I'm going to have them stained darker. Tomorrow's Tiana birthday she will be17 years old where does the time go!? I still think about you every day I wake up thinking about you go to bed thinking about you it's amazing sometimes the impact you had on my life and the impact its made with you not here in my life.
I went down and filed for my Widows benefit for Social Security and when I turn 65 it automatically give me the Medicare at 65 and I qualify at your rate. See if you were here we would get to collect both of ours social security. But I miss you and I love you I think we all miss you!❤️
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."