My dear husband Michael disappeared while participating in the Seward, Alaska, Mount Marathon Race on July 4, 2012.
Michael was born in Ogdensburg, New York September 2, 1946, to Mary and Marcel LeMaitre.
Michael arrived in Alaska in 1966, attending the University of Alaska in Fairbanks. He met the love of his life there, Peggy Oaks. They were married on March 15, 1969. They made Anchorage their home and raised their three children here.
Michael received his Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration from Southwest University.
Michael was an adventurous person, he loved Alaska. He loved his family, the outdoors, his dogs, sailing, hiking, and participating in many community events over the years. He shared his love of water sports, cross country skiing, kayaking, sailing, and many other outdoor activities with his children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews of his extended family. He completed the Iditaski, receiving the Sportsmanship Award. He was a grief counselor for the children of 911 in Washington DC. He worked at the Family Support Center on JBER as a community readiness consultant along with being a hospice volunteer. He was involved in the Forget-Me-Not Grief Program.
Peggy and Mike built a cabin on Big Lake where they spent much of their time with their family and friends.
He is survived by his wife Peggy; his children Jon, and Michelle Lynn who live in Anchorage. His Son in law Curtis Lynn; his two grandchildren, Abbigail and Connor and another grandchild on the way. His oldest daughter MaryAnne lives in Moeb, Utah, and a large extended family.
Celebration of Life will be held at the City Church, 1301 W. 100th Ave., Anchorage, at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, July 13, 2012.
In lieu of flower donations in Michael's name may be made to the Seward Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 832, Seward, Alaska 99664.
Published in adn.com from July 11 to July 12, 2012