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Mike Redmond

October 25, 1943 — December 27, 2015

"MIKE"

H Michael Redmond

10-25-1943 - 12-27-2015

H. Michael Redmond was born October 25, 1943, in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he graduated from East High School in1962. Mike worked 43 years as a highly valued Master Electrician for IBEW 354.

Mike was a dedicated husband, father, papa, brother and friend. He met his future wife, Dawn, while dragging State Street. He must have found what he was looking for that night - their marriage lasted 47 years and they were still best friends.

Together they raised 3 children, Kerri, Cody, and Casey, who caused Mike to beam with pride whenever he talked about them. When it came to his children’s spouses -  Troy, Charlie, and Bret -  Mike, in his own uncanny ways, welcomed each of them into the family, loving them as his own.

Mike loved travelling with Dawn on adventures that covered several states. They made numerous friends during these excursions. They loved snow-birding in the winter at Quartzite and staying at “The Cabin”, that Mike built with his dad, in the summer.  Papa Mike also enjoyed spending time with his 8 special grandsons (the cabin crew). They caught frogs, zoomed around the mountains on the gator, threw rocks in the river, and enjoyed pepperoni, ice cream and cookie dough.

Dad was in his element while soaking up the beauties of nature, building copper trees and scorpions, beer can chairs, and sandstone carvings. Mike shared his artwork with family and friends, who treasure their beautifully unique copper trees, lifelike scorpions and designer beer can chairs. Mike had a real talent for turning everyday materials into works of art.

While truly enjoying life he savored the opportunity to teach and serve others.  With childlike trickeries, a very dry sense of humor, and sharing his many talents, Mike made many friends. He delighted in having breakfast and playing cards with his lifelong friends, whom he considered brothers.

Mike was the king of “cowboy up and get ’r done”. He was a man who sometimes exhibited a gruff exterior to fool those around him, while hiding his big teddy bear heart.

Mike delighted in constantly teasing adults and kids alike. Those who were lucky enough to know him well weren’t fooled by the gruffness and teasing – they grew to love the man they knew as Mike.

Mike is survived by his sweetheart, Dawn Redmond, his children and grandchildren, Kerri (Troy, sons Michael & Nicholas) Medina, Cody (Charlie, sons Brock Ayers & Liam) Redmond, and Casey (Bret, sons Max, Owen, Cole & Luke) Bullough, and adoring sisters BettyAnn Burlingame and Louise Anderson.

He was preceded in death by his loving parents, Eva Spencer & Lamar Hawkins, brothers Jack Powell, Randy Redmond, and his twin brother, Spencer Redmond.

A warm gathering will be held Monday January 4, 7-9pm at Cannon Mortuary 2460 E. 7600 South, Cottonwood Heights, UT. Please share your contact information, photos and comments with us at MikeRedmond43@gmail.com or find Mike on Facebook.


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