OBITUARY

Michael Arthur Walsh

June 23, 1939May 26, 2018
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June 23rd, 1939 to May 26th, 2018

“Big Mike’s in the house”

On May 26, 2018, Mike Walsh passed away at Valley Hospital in Spokane Valley, Washington. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

Mike had a zest for life and a love of family and friends that is rarely matched. He was first and foremost a family man. He loved his wife, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and siblings. He also cherished his MANY friends.

Mike was a “truck drivin’ man” for 45 years. He always worked for air freight companies and retired as an owner operator. He was also a tireless worker in the cause of his many interests and projects. He loved aviation, crafts, police work, medicine and working out. He was a cook and baker “par excellence”. He loved all country music but was especially fond of the old genre that his father loved.

Mike was married to Marilyn Maas for 24 years and they raised three children, Chris Walsh, Jennifer Tomlinson (Gary) and Andrew Walsh. He married the love of his life, Shirley Mann, on January 26, 1992 and they were happily married at the time of his death.

Mike could make anyone feel loved and make anyone laugh. He was patient and he was kind. He was a keen observer of humanity. When you spoke with Mike you always felt understood and cared for. He was grateful for his life until the day he died and felt compassion for others less fortunate. He always saw the best in people and he never complained.

His services will be held at Hazen & Jaeger Valley Funeral Home, 1306 N. Pines Rd. in Spokane Valley, Washington.

There will be visiting hours from 1-5 pm on Monday, June 4th with a service immediately following.

There will be a celebration of his life with a pot luck at Pavillion Park after the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Liberty Lake Rotary Club – Local Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 242, Liberty Lake, WA 99019 or to the Penrickton Center for the Blind, 26530 Eureka Rd., Taylor, MI 48180

  • DONATIONS

  • Liberty Lake Rotary - Scholarship Fund
  • Penrickton Center For The Blind

Services

  • Visitation Monday, June 4, 2018
  • Funeral serivce Monday, June 4, 2018
REMEMBERING

Michael Arthur Walsh

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Marie Hamilton

June 6, 2018

On the cruise I ran into Mike in the Casino where he was playing craps. He was having a ball! I asked him if he needed anything and he said "the only thing I need to make this better is to have my Jenni right next to me"!! xoxo

Marie Hamilton

June 6, 2018

My favorite memories of Grandpa Mike were just ones where I was able to watch him interact with his kids. He had many "grandkids" and he was always so excited to visit with them and get caught up on their lives. This pic was taken at SuperBowl Sunday.. the basement was full of teenagers and Grandpa Mike was right in the middle of them all just watching the game and talking with his boys!

Andy Walsh

June 4, 2018

My dad used to whistle to me in morning and I would whistle back to wake me up and would have breakfast ready for me during my last years in high school

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