Michael J. Havird of Mesa, Ariz., passed away suddenly Sunday, July 7, 2019, in Idaho while camping. He was 56.
Mike was born July 22, 1962 in Grangeville and went on to graduate from Sheridan High School in Wyoming. He attended the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and graduated with a mechanical engineering degree. Mike spent his career working in the aerospace industry, primarily working for Boeing.
He married Laurie Shilvock in Deadwood, S.D. on Aug. 13, 1988.
Mike was an avid baseball fan who never missed watching a game that his son, John, pitched. He also enjoyed spending time with his horse, being outdoors, eating spicy food (his pozole was his specialty) and spending time at home with his family in Arizona.
He was preceded in death by his father, Leroy; his stepfather, Jesse Weddle; stepbrother Max Carpenter Jr.; and uncle Mel Willis.
He is survived by his mother, Patsey Carpenter; his wife, Laurie; his three children, Aaron, Alex and John; his brother, Sam Havird; his uncles, Jim Shriver and Lyndel Woods; his aunts, Melva Woods Turner and Molly Sheets; and his stepsister, Daughn Carpenter.
A service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 20 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Highway 12, Kamiah.
Pine Hills Funeral Home is handling arrangements.