Michael Daniel at Stephen's Celebration of Life 2/24/93
Michael Daniel Taketa-Graham
  • 58 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 22, 1954
  • Place of birth:
    Denver, Colorado, United States
  • Date of passing: Jun 16, 2013
  • Place of passing:
    Monterey, California, United States
Let the memory of Michael be with us forever ~ and a day.
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Michael Taketa-Graham, 58, born on August 22, 1954 and passed away on June 16, 2013. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Joachim Linn on 31st August 2017

"Still thinking of you!"

This tribute was added by Susan Ezrati on 22nd August 2017

Thank you for making Mike feel loved and restoring his faith in the importance of family.  I am forever indebted to you for providing him with such a loving heart."

This tribute was added by gary marsh on 19th June 2016

"The words I love you Michael, flow freely off of you tongue.
The words I love you Teri flow equally ….
Miss you both in different worlds."

This tribute was added by Jody Becker on 18th June 2016

"Dear Teri, The only thing I can add to all the beautiful, heartfelt messages is AMEN. Love. Jody"

This tribute was added by Teri Taketa-Graham on 18th June 2016

My mind still talks to you… My heart still knows you are protecting me… My soul knows you are at peace and that we will be reunited… I thank you for all of life’s lessons you shared with me… even after death.  Happy Father’s Day to two of the best dads/loving men in my world!!! I miss you and will love you ~ forever and a day… PS Please give Oma and Stephen big hugs and smooches from me."

This tribute was added by Susan Ezrati on 17th June 2016

"Enjoyed a wonderful week in Kansas City with your sisters.  They and I miss your easy smile and welcoming way very much."

This tribute was added by Joachim Linn on 24th August 2015

"Happy belated birthday Mike!

Love and hugs from Göttingen,

your German son"

This tribute was added by Denise Mayfield on 22nd August 2015

"Happy Birthday, Mike!!  I miss you very much!!  Hope you are having a big celebration with Stephen, Opa and Linda!!  Love you!!"

This tribute was added by Teri Taketa-Graham on 21st June 2015

"I love and miss you truly, madly, deeply and always will ~ forever and a day ♡♡♡♡♡ please tell Stephen and Opa that my life is so empty with the three men in my life gone... but we will be together someday soon... stay out of mischief in heaven you guys!!!!"

This tribute was added by Heather Oshiro on 20th June 2015

"We miss Mike T more than words can say. He was the most generous, kind, loving, knowledgeable (about everything lol) friend. Thank you, Mike, for the wonderful memories, especially of our joint family trip to Cozumel--the best of times for sure!. We are still thinking about you all of the time. Love you, Teri-- can't wait to see you again."

This tribute was added by Joachim Linn on 16th June 2015

"Thought of you today. "Don't be mediocre, Joachim! You hear me?"
Indeed an attitude you never were for me. I won't forget this and you Mike.
We will meet again, of that I am sure.


This tribute was added by gary marsh on 16th June 2015

"Do I miss Michael, absolutely !
Will I ever forget his infectious smile and laugh, not a chance.
Can I ever stop sharing with others the hilarious times we experienced together; never …. (but not here !!!!!)
Love you Teri"

This tribute was added by Jocelyn Shiro on 16th June 2015

".....Thinking of you, Michael.  I hear your laugh.  I see your smile.  I feel your bear-hug.  Let your beloved Tomi feel your love every single day; she misses you so.  We all do.  Love. Love."

This tribute was added by Susan Ezrati on 22nd August 2014

"Mike was born one week after his grandparents and I returned from a two month camping trip to Alaska.  He was my first nephew.  I was eight and I was thrilled.  His smile every time I saw him elicited that first feeling of excitement.  He was truly a light for his friends and family."

This tribute was added by Jocelyn Shiro on 11th July 2014

"What I remember:  Michael had the biggest heart, the most genuine smile, the warmest hugs, the most jovial laugh, and adored his wife.  Tomi, he is with you and blanketing you with his continued love.  And he is with his boy, playing and making up for lost time..... Love. Love. Love to all of you....."

This tribute was added by Susan Ezrati on 8th July 2014

""will feel the intensity with which Mike lived always and regret that I never knew Stephen, the light of his life."

This tribute was added by Joachim Linn on 8th July 2014

"Thank you for being the best host father. Thank you for inspiring me not only whilst staying with you but also long-term. Thank you for being challenging at times. Thank you for showing me new sides in life. You will not be forgotten."

This tribute was added by Jeannie Smith"Ball on 16th June 2014

"I can't believe it's been a year since you have gone to heaven and get to be not only with Stephan and those you loved that have passed also but Jesus too.

Though your thought of daily and missed down here I'm glad that you don't have to deal with any aggravation down here. That you have eternal life that we all are looking forward to getting to have one day and seeing you again too. Love ya Mike :)."

This tribute was added by Jeannie Smith"Ball on 2nd July 2013

"David and I were lucky to have been friend's with Mike and still with Teri. He was so very pasionet about living life  and I admired him and still do . Thank you Mike.
You will be sorly missed by so many down here, but I have comfort in knowing that not only are you with Stephen but able to help Teri and other's down here more than you did when you were here."

This tribute was added by gary marsh on 1st July 2013

"In a lifetime we are gifted with a select few individuals that nourish our existence here; who guide us in the direction of true giving and understanding the art of sharing love. Michael was one of those  incredible guides, he will always live in my heart . All my love and sorrow shared with you Teri."

This tribute was added by Nacina Dawn on 30th June 2013

"Mike was absolutely one of the good ones & always made things better just by being around. He was so funny & could cheer up any situation. He was brilliant & had a very intelligent grasp on how to make life great. He was someone who you wanted to get to know because of the warm welcome he gave with his smile. He wanted everyone he loved to be happy & worked to make it happen. So Sorry Teri"

This tribute was added by Trinity Whittaker on 29th June 2013

"The world has lost a gentle giant. Michael will be sorely missed, but never forgotten. I know you are watching over all of us now, Mike. Teri, you are in my thoughts and prayers."

This tribute was added by Sandy Shartzer on 28th June 2013

"So sorry that this could happen to such a wonderful person. All my sympathy to Teri."

This tribute was added by Teri Taketa-Graham on 28th June 2013

"Will love you, my best friend, forever ~ and a day....... Give Stephen a big hug and kiss for me... Send me some strength ~ please.  XXOXOOOOXXXOOOXO"

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