Friday, April 24, 2009

In memory of Michael Jeff Batchelor

Today was a difficult day. My cousin, Michael (Mike) Batchelor passed away this week and he was laid to rest today. He was only 32 years old and had 3 little boys. Mike was a great guy and I will miss him so much. We grew up just down the street from eachother; my sister and him used to play together all the time when they were little. He was always very nice to me. He was a great father and his boys loved him so much. His death is a tragedy and if you'd like the full story, click on this link: http://www.heraldextra.com/content/view/306594/17/
My cousin Shannon spoke in a press conference and you can view the video as well. It's surreal to me that this has happened and that he is really gone. The funeral was heart wrenching; but it was a great tribute to Mike. I want to tell my Aunt Gloria how much I love her and I'm sure words cannot express the pain that she is feeling right now. I pray for her and the rest of the family constantly. I am so grateful for the Gospel and the knowledge that I have that I will see Mike again. I'm so grateful that I can look to my Heavenly Father for comfort and peace. I love you Mike, you will be greatly missed. Until we meet again......



Michael Jeff Batchelor



1976-2009



Michael Jeff Batchelor, 32, of Santaquin passed away sunday, April 19, 2009. Michael was born August 10, 1976 in American Fork to Jeff Batchelor and Gloria Maxfield Batchelor. He married Jessica Williamson on June 1, 1996 and together had three sons.



Michael grew up in Lindon and graduated from Pleasant Grove High School in 1994. He worked for Liberty Press.



Michael loved the outdoors: fishing, hunting, horseback riding and playing ball with his boys.



He is survived by his wife Jessica; sons: Jeffery, Jesse, and Cody; parents: Gloria (Steven) Nicholes, Lindon; Jeffery (Karry) Batchelor, Payson; siblings: Shannon (Joe) Barrowman; Tracy (Randy) Dean; Dena (Dallin) Ekins; Brady (Jennifer) Batchelor; Katie (Dustin) Nielson; grandfather, John Paul Batchelor, Pleasant Grove; step-siblings: Lesa Nicholes, Leslie Nicholes, Dixie (Chuck) Rehdorf, KC (Brooke) Brailsford and many loving nieces and nephews.



Funeral services will be held Friday, April 24, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. in the Lindon 16th Ward Chapel, 610 West 100 South, Lindon. Friends may call for a visitation Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove and at the church on Friday one hour prior to services. Interment will be in the Pleasant Grove City Cemetary. Condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.olpinmortuary.com/



In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations be made to a fund set up for Michael's sons at Bank of American Fork.

2 comments:

Keith and Charayye said...

oh Tandi, I'm so sorry to hear that. That really is a tragedy. I don't know him but my heart goes out to his wife and 3 little boys. I don't know what to say, other than I want to add to what you were sayihg about the gospel and how it is a comfort that you will see him again. It's such a great comfort to have that knowledge when stuff like this occurs. I will pray for him and his family. So sorry again. I love you.

Joanne said...

Tandi,
That was very well said. I feel so bad for your whole family. If there is anything I can do, please let me know. Take care.