Mike "Mickey" Bezera

December 1, 1942June 25, 2013

Mike “Mickey” Bezera

It is with great sadness that the family of Mike Bezera announces his sudden passing on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at the age of 70 years.

Mike, also known to some as “Mickey”, will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 37 years, Harriett and their six children; Bobbi (Mike), Bill, Mike (Denise), Lisa, Amy (Woody) and David (Wendy); his twelve grandchildren; Jennifer, Richard, William (Callista), Brent, Jonathan, Melissa, Trina, Miguel, Megan, Justin, Ashley and Tyler; nine great-grandchildren; Brandy, Nicholas, Taylor, Melanie, Morgan, Madison, Richard, Rylee and Castiel; his two sisters; Kathe Carpenter (Ron) and Doris Lewis. Mike will also be remembered by his nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; Mike and Hope Bezera, brother; Patrick, and grandchildren; Kristina and Christopher.

Mike lived his entire life in Hanford, attended St. Rose McCarthy Catholic School and graduated from Hanford High School in 1961.

Mike began a career as a Firefighter and became Deputy Sheriff and Investigator for Kings County before he retired in 1980. Mike turned his life-long hobby of woodworking into his post-retirement career and opened his own business, “Bezera’s Furniture Repair” in Armona in 1980. In 1990 he went to work for the Department of Corrections and worked both at Avenal and Pleasant Valley until his second retirement in 2000. Mike also spent time working as a Funeral Assistant at People’s Funeral Chapel. Mike was a member of numerous organizations, including the Kings County Peace Officers Association, Hanford Fraternal Hall, the Elks Lodge, Cabrillo Club and Lemoore Golf Course Board of Directors. For many years, Mike volunteered for Kings County Special Olympics.

A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. at the South Valley Community Church; 1050 W. Bush Street, Lemoore, CA 93245. Immediately following the service a reception will be held at the Hanford Fraternal Hall; 1015 N. 10th Avenue, Hanford, CA 93230.


  • Memorial Service & Celebration of Life Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Mike "Mickey" Bezera

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Barbara Crusha

July 7, 2013

I'm so sorry to hear about Mike, I knew him many years ago when he investigated the death of my sister...he gave us comfort and I still think very highly of him. Barbara Daniels Crusha

Don & Sandy (Maciel) Martin

July 6, 2013

Harriet: Don & I were saddened to hear of Mike's passing. We were out of town & unable to attend his services. He was a loving & funny man whom I've known since grade school & will be greatly missed.

Virginia Johnson

July 4, 2013

Harriett, I am very sad to hear about your loss, and the loss for the whole world when Mike passed. Mike was like my Jim, and when God took them he cheated the world of a huge amount of love, knowledge, and understanding.

May you find peace and love in his memories and the love and strength you need to go on.

Virginia Johnson, (Jim Johnson's wife, bowling, and fellow county employee) and my sister-in-law, Anita Martella, (Bob Martella's wife).

Karen & Scott Hulten

July 3, 2013

Dear Harriet & family, we are stunned & saddened by the loss of your beloved Mike. He was not only a genuine individual, but a true craftsman! His artistry with wood & furniture was dazzling. Our prayers are with you all at this time of immeasurable loss.

Virginia & Chester McGuire

July 3, 2013

Harriet and Family - we are sorry for your loss and that we cannot attend the memorial service. We just drove in from traveling 3 days from the Midwest. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Donna Rodrigues

July 1, 2013

Harriet I was shocked to hear about Mike. He gave me a big hug at church Sunday. I couldnt even make myself go this Sunday because it woukd be so sad not to see the both of you there greeting everyone. I wish I could take away your pain. I pray for peace and strength for you and your family.

Karey Vidana ( Milam)

July 1, 2013

Harriet, Amy and Family.....I was saddened to hear the loss of my friend Mike. I really got to know him during Amy and I working at Pedens. He was such an awesome man who always had a smile and a joke to tell when he came into the restaurant. It could of been a bad day but as soon as he walked in he brightened my day. Him and I had a speacial talk we did to each other that only him and I could understand and Amy Im sure you know what I'm talking about. He reminded me so much of my own "Father" in so many ways and for this, I will always cherish him in my heart. God takes only the best and boy did he get a good one. I'm so sorry for your loss and I pray that everday you will find strength to get thru this difficult time. You are a strong beautiful lady Harriet and have lots of kids to depend on so hang in there. Lots of love to you and my friend Amy and the rest of the family during this difficult time......I'm sure Pops is up there golfing right now looking down on us all! Love Ya forever!!!!!

July 1, 2013

Harriett and family: I am in shock. I'm so sorry for your loss and pray you can find peace in your heart. My most sincere condolences.
Lisa Ames Harper

Gary and Susan Mitchell

July 1, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Lora Troxell

June 30, 2013

Harriet, Bobbi, and family. I was with great sadness to learn of Mike's passing. I will always remember is constant smile and generous heart. I will miss him. My prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Lora Troxell