February 7, 1939 – August 5, 2019
Latteffaih Michlap was born on February 7, 1939 and passed away on August 5, 2019.
- Lisa Brayton, Daughter
- Sam Michlap, Son
- Deneen Michlap, Daughter
- Celebration of Life Saturday, August 10, 2019
August 10, 2019
For my mother Fay,
Mom, I cannot begin to express how much you mean to me.
From my earliest memories as a child, to the final moments we shared in this life time, I loved you with a depth that cannot be described, but only felt. We both felt what I am talking about.
As a child and teenager, you showed me right from wrong, how to walk a path of honor and integrity, what it means to truly love and be loved, and never for one moment left my side.
When I wanted to follow my dreams as an artist, you never doubted me. I can hear you as clearly today as I did 40 years ago say, “You can do anything you want Sam, don’t ever doubt that". I have my career because of you.
I remember the laughs we shared. We both loved to laugh at the same things and at each other. We would wrestle when I was young, bike ride together, and you made sure I always knew I could count on you.
I will cherish our playful times together and the quiet moments we would sit together while watching TV.
You once thought you were not an artist. But my small gift was to help show you how to express what you had in your heart. I was thrilled to watch you discover how to express your soul.
Mom, you deserve the very best for eternity and I know you have that now. You are once again whole and free. You are with Dad and I know both of you are happy to be reunited. I can feel your spirit with me and hear you voice in how I speak to others. Your laugh is my laugh and your Hello is my Hello. Your stories are my stories, and I want to thank you for sharing your memories.
I will do my very best to honor you the rest of my life by passing on what you taught me to my own kids.
You are a beautiful person mom. I will miss you dearly, but am grateful beyond words that I was blessed to have you as my mother. I am proud to be your son.
I will carry you in my heart for the rest of my days and for eternity.
God Bless you mom.
I love you forever.
Samuel Joseph Michlap
August 7, 2019
I have always loved you more than anything in the world. The good times we shared throughout my lifetime and the rest of yours was priceless and unforgettable. I always loved seeing your smile when you were happy. You always wanted to make me happy and I want to thank you for that. You taught me so many things from day one. You lived such an amazing and fulfilling life and I hope you're doing alright now. And please, don't forget, I love you to the moon and back. I always will.
I love you, Grandma. -Love, Bryan
August 7, 2019
To My Beautiful Mom,
I will thank God for you every day of my life! Your protective arms, amazing smile, loving heart, and perfect words and actions are in my heart forever. I am beyond thankful for every single thing you taught me. Your courage and strength live on in all of the lives you have touched. May we make you proud.
My heartfelt thanks to Deneen for taking care of Mom so brilliantly, to Carolyn for always being an incredible friend, to Lorna, Mike, Irene, and Elsa for tending to Mom's every need during her final days, and to my family and all of our friends for your support!
May you be singing and dancing Mom...
YOU ARE FREE!