Michael Roy Friend
April 7, 1950 – May 14, 2018
Born in Seattle, WA in 1950, Mike was from a family of five. The eldest, having one brother, and one sister. He lost his father at a fairly young age. Michael graduated from Evergreen High School in 1968, and then joined the U.S. Navy. After sailing the world, he met his wife of 42 years in sunny California where he was stationed at one time.
After convincing Linda to move with him back home to Seattle (White Center), Washington; they soon started a family of their own. Having one girl, and one boy. He was employed by Kenworth Trucks for 33 years.
Although Mike enjoyed many things in his free time such as fishing, watching old western movies, reading books, collecting antique radios, shopping online, vacations to Whidbey Island, or Kauai Hawaii he had one passion that caught his heart; his Harley Davidson. His Harley hung a personalized license plate reading “Grumpy,” in which he took pride in, and owned up to the name.
He and Linda took many trips to Sturgis on the Harley in their younger years, and possess many portraits, and memories to always be cherished. On May 15th, 2018, Grumpy took his last ride into eternity, he was 68 years of age.
We love you Michael R. Friend, Mike aka Grumpy, Husband, Friend, Padre, Grandpa! Forever and always, until we meet again…… Thank you for your love, lessons, knowledge taught, fun times, support, and hard work!
Mike is survived by his wife Linda, daughter Michelle, son Ryan, grandchildren Savannarey and Keynai, and two Bull Terriers Beavis and Brody.
- Graveside Service with Military Honors Thursday, October 11, 2018
Michael Roy Friend
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Carl & deborah Gibbons
July 22, 2018
Miss you bud!! You and I know where that photo was taken and now you're forever in the wind. RIP
July 19, 2018
I am.trying to reach Mike's widow, Linda or Mike's son Ryan. If anyone can please forward them this message it is an emergency and regarding linda's son Shawn In Las Vegas. My number is 702-472-1065 and my name is Vicki
June 4, 2018
Mike was one of my first leads when I started at Kenworth in 1989 he took me under his wing and taught me a lot ,over the years he became one of my closest and dearest friends he and I were work partners the last 2 weeks and I know he's still with me as I continue to do the job we were doing.