Michael Patrick Kelly II
1980 ~ 2013
Michael Patrick Kelly II, 32, From Comptonville, CA/Meridian, ID, Died Sat. Nov 16, 2013
Mike was born 11/29/80 in Boise ID to Mike and Debbie Kelly.
He is survived by his parents, a brother Jeremy, Grandmother Rose McClue, wife Alicia Miller, niece Chloe, two special cousins who were more like sisters, Lexi Swensen and Karissa Freedman, along with numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Mike was a 1999 graduate of Eagle High School. He was an accomplished wrestler, winning numerous awards. He was known for his hard work and dedication to the sport of wrestling.
Mike's career with the US Forest Service began in 2001 until his death. Mike had truly found his calling and loved being a wildland firefighter and smokejumper. In the off season, Mike was a world traveler, from the Amazon to Switzerland, with Brazil holding a special place in his heart. Besides traveling, Mike's interests included; snowboarding, surfing, rock climbing, scuba diving, and snorkeling. Mike was also known for his gardening skills, and would help friends out with their gardens.
In 2010, Mike married Alicia Miller.
A celebration of life for Mike will be, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, 2:00 PM, at Foothills Christian Church, 9655 West State St., Boise, Id. 83714 with reception to follow. Flowers may be sent to this address on Dec. 9, 2013.
Memorial donations may be made in Mike's name to; Wildland Firefighter Foundation, 2049 Airport Way, Boise, Id. 83705. Phone (208) 336-2996
Our heartfelt thanks go to the Tahoe hotshot crew, Wildland Firefighter Foundation, the entire firefighting family, our wrestling family, as well as family and friends.
Mike Jr., you touched so many lives with your compassion, love, and sense of humor.
Published in Idaho Statesman on Dec. 6, 2013