I am at a loss for adequate words. Mike was a good friend, an inspiration at work, a mentor who unselfishly helped anyone who came to him and an outstanding leader in our office. He helped me to understand seismic attributes, collaborated with me on numerous occasions and shared his time and ideas for improving how we work, learn, and live. His easy laugh and ready smile were two constants at our office that I will miss greatly. I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you can find some comfort in knowing that he was and will always be respected for who he was and how he impacted those around him in a positive way.
Mike made a huge difference on all his teams and projects, but what I absolutely favored most about him was his kind, gentle soul and smile.
Even though he was only a year older than me he was an amazing mentor on the volume interpretation geophysical specialty . Just a really great guy and generous to a T with his time and knowledge, at work and in the rest of the world.
I was privileged to be a part of Mike's Knowledge Management Team. His leadership will be missed by the whole team. My deepest sympathies to your family.
Know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers as you grieve. May you be wrapped in God's comforting love.
I feel privileged to have worked with Mike over the past few years. My deepest sympathies go out to your family. I hope you can find comfort in knowing that the pain of your loss will subside and in its place you'll find memories of his kind and gentle spirit that will live on forever.
Mike and I started work at Texaco down in Midland on the same day, and worked together in both Midland and Denver for many years. Mike was a fantastic geophysicist, and especially shined brightly on the Oklahoma-Arkoma Basin project during that time period. But more important to Mike than how well he was doing at work was how much his family meant to him. In those days, they were Mary, "Chaz," and "Mikey." I remember the happy and funny stories he used to tell about you guys, like the time one of the boys brought a hose and sprinkler into their family room in Aurora, and turned on the water - he wanted to see if he could turn the brown carpet to green like his Dad did with the lawn outside. Mary, Chuck, and Mike - your husband and father was a wonderful person, and I am saddened beyond words at his passing. Please take good care of yourselves. I am so sorry.
Mary, Chaz & Mike - I am so very sorry for your loss! Although I have only known you all a short time compared to other folks in your lives, please know that I consider you all part of my extended family. Being with you all at family gatherings at Robyn & Ken's house, I always saw a family filled with love, compassion for others & a lot of fun to be with! Please know that you all, as well as the rest of the family are in my thoughts & prayers. God bless you all!
Six days before Mike's tragic accident Mary, Robyn and I spent accompanied Mike to Oklahoma to play in a Poker tournament and to celebrate his 56th birthday. I won't forget the excitement in his voice and how proud he was as he recalled "I may not have won, but I know my skills are god enough to play with the "big guys". Yes, he is "gone to soon", and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him, especially Mary, Chas, Michael, "Big Sister", Francis and Robyn and his neices and nephews. He was the only person I ever knew who put ketchup on his ketchup especially if the ketchup came from Whataburger. I respected this wonderful man for his faith, devotion to Mary, Chas and Michael Robert, his sisters, and neices and nephews. Both Michael Ryan and I loved and admired "Uncle Mike" and are grateful for the memories we shared over the years.
Mike and I were roommates in graduate school. I never new a kinder person. Our deepest sympathies go out to Mary, Chuck, and Mike. I know he his smiling down on you from heaven.
Mary, Chuck and Michael,
Even though you left Colorado you have never left my heart. My sympathy for you and your family is so great. I know God will give you the strength to get through this very difficult time. You are such good people and I want you to know all my thoughts and prayers are with you. Remember all your treasured memories of Mike are in your minds and hearts forever.
All my love and blessings.
A week before Mike tragic accident, Mary, Robyn and I shared and enjoyable weekend with Mike as we celebrated his 56th birthday. I will never forget the sparkle in Mike's eyes and the smile on his face as he shared his joy of playing in a poker tournament with one of the "Big" well known players. Smiling from ear to ear he stated "I may not have won, but I know my skills are good enough to play with the professionals". When I think if Mike many memories and special thoughts come to mind. First his Faith, his love for Mary, the love for both Chas and Michael and his sisters "Big Sister", Frances and Robyn. The man who put ketchup on his ketchup was also known for his sense of humor and jokes. One Christmas he presented me with a special gift he selected just for me....a fake scratch off ticket. His laughter filled the room as I made countless efforts to scratch off the ticket before realizing the joke was on me. Over the years our families and friends shared countless memories and happy times. If I could give him a final gift it would be a deck of cards and a "Hershey" bar. May God bless Mary, the boys and his sisters during these difficult time. Mike was the brother I never had. Two songs come to mind "Gone To Soon" and "Wind Beneath my Wings". Both Michael Ryan and I loved him deeply and will miss him.
God's peace, comfort and strength be with you all through this difficult time.
I am so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. I worked with him in the Visualization Group at Texaco. He was such a nice guy. My prayers go out to the family.
My your family be blessed and safe.
Lord please be with Mary, Chuck, Mike and all those hurting at the loss of such a wonderful man. Give them the strength and love to move through this and heal their hearts and lives. I know you have welcomed Mike into your kingdom with open arms where he is now home and watches over all his loved ones. Thank you for placing such an amazing man here for us to know and love. He will be missed very much. Amen
My prayers go out to Mike and his family. He was such a wonderful person. I worked with him at Magic Earth, and there he taught me so much about geophysics. He will be greatly missed.
I'm so sorry for your loss. Mike Mary you were second parents to me growing up. Chuck and little mike you've always been my brothers. I love you all. Prayers to you.
What a tremendous loss. Mike was a great husband, father, brother and uncle. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him, but God has a plan for us all. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.
I'd like to offer my deepest sympathies to Mike's family. I remember that Mike and I had our recruiting trips to the Texaco Midland office and were both offered jobs on the same day. We worked together for many years and I always considered Mike to be a great geophysicist, but even a greater human being.
My prayers to Mike's family. He was my cousin and I'm sad to say I have not seen him in many years, but I do have lots of great memories growing up around him. Such a sad loss.
Mike Sheffield was an outstanding person who made a difference in his work and in his life. I remember him both at Texaco and as a leader at Magic Earth. He will live on in our memories always.
As others have said, I'm grateful that I had the opportunity to work with Mike at MagicEarth/Landmark. He was a great mentor and friend.
Mike ande I were best friends growing up in Nederland. We were inseperable as we raised chickens, worked in the barn and bugged Robyn and Francis. Everytime my boys and I raised a new group of animals, thoughts of Mike came flooding back.Our thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time. Even though he is in a better place, I know he will be missed by everyone.
What a terrible loss. So sorry and prayers for Mike's family. Mike was a wonderful mentor and friend to me at Magic Earth. He will be missed!
I worked on a huge offshore project with Mike at Texaco in 1987-90. Such a nice person. Boy this is truly sad news. My prayers to Mikes's family
To Mike's family - my condolences on the loss of this good man. It was my pleasure to work with Mike at Magic Earth. I am very sorry for your loss, Mike was an outstanding person.
I just heard of his passing. I'm sorry for your loss and Mike was an amazing man, very friendly and very nice. He will be missed dearly. I was a pleasure working with him in Texaco, Magic Earth days.