Michael Mitchell Woodrome
October 17, 1937 – April 18, 2021
Michael Mitchell Woodrome passed way peacefully April 18, 2021 at the age of 83 in Keller, Texas. Mike was born, October 17, 1937 to Mitchell and Virginia Woodrome and was raised on the former Army base, The Presidio in San Francisco, California.
He graduated from Sacred Heart High School in San Francisco, attended the University of Maryland pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering for two years, then joined the Army Corps of Engineers where he worked in Europe on airfields. Upon completing his service he returned home to the Bay Area where he met his wife, Sharon Ann Heller, at a dance in Guerneville, CA. He proposed two weeks later and they were married six months later on January 22, 1967. They were blessed with two daughters, Colette and Michaela. They enjoyed a full and busy life together highlighted by five years in Maui, Hawaii where they made many close, life-long friends. While on Maui they had many amazing adventures such as joining a halau, performing hula in Hawaii and Japan and visiting Turkey. After a long career as a civil engineer, Michael retired and most recently worked part-time for fun at the Keller, Texas Home Depot, which he enjoyed immensely.
Michael is survived by his wife, Sharon; daughter, Colette, her husband, Richard; daughter, Michaela, as well as his beloved grandchildren Dain, Mary, Michael, Rowan, Megan, Charlotte and Cameron all of whom he was so proud. Michael was a wonderful and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be forever missed by all who had the chance to know him.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in remembrance of Mike.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Michael Mitchell Woodrome
May 2, 2021
My earliest memories of Mike was when he and Sharon were a young married couple. Mike never acted like an in law, he was family and he and Sharon were wonderful to my family, even hosting my sister for a summer where she studied Marine Biology with a neighbor, who was in this field.
Mike, like my father who was seven years older exemplified to me what gentlemen, husbands, fathers were setting an example that is forever in my heart. Family was their priority, and get togethers were a treasured memory.
Mike was wonderful host when we visited their home in Sebastopol, what a beautiful home for their girls to grow up in! When I was older, and busy with school and jobs, and my own family, I loved hearing about my parents outings with the two of them ~one being a wonderful 40th anniversary trip to Hawaii and staying with them there. A dream trip for my parents! After Dad passed they came during the coldest Colorado winter imaginable and stayed a week with Mom and attended our Memorial Service. My eternal gratitude for this gift. Mike was a true source of strength for us all. Then a few years later to cheer Mom who was going through chemo, during a cross country drive they stayed several days, sharing stories of their new life in Texas. We will always remember fondly our time with Mike, he was a treasure and will be deeply missed.
Sherry Heller Chaney
April 26, 2021
Mike was as good as it gets. The best damn father in law anyone ever had. Kindness, love and laughter is his legacy. That lives on in his daughters and grandchildren. Love you Mike.