Michael Geehan 75 passed away November 7, 2012. He was born in Anchorage, Alaska. He attended Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Maryland. His BA was from Ohio Wesleyan. His MA and PhD were from Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity. These are friends he has enjoyed through the years. He was a member of Sigma Xi, an honorary society for scientific research. Church life has always played a role in Mike's life. Mike proudly served in the US Air Force. He was employed by Shell Oil for 32 years. His career spanned jobs in research, refinery operations, and head office. Mike had many interests. His love of archaeology took him and his family to most Mayan sites in Central America, Egypt and Cambodia. He was also a pilot and took great pride in his pilot's license. A fascination with the Southwest started as a child in small mining towns. This continued with volunteer efforts to Native Americans in the Four Corners area. He was devoted to his wife, Betty, of 54 years. They celebrated their 50th anniversary with a family celebration in Playa del Carmen followed by a cruise around the world. Travel was always a part of their lives. In graduate school he and Betty were tour leaders for 27 college students touring Europe. Mike served 8 years as a councilman for Nassau Bay. He was also a Precinct Chairman and an Election Judge.
Mike is survived by his wife, Betty, son Douglas Geehan, daughter Kelli Geehan, grandchildren, Cathy, Jennifer, and Matthew Geehan, sister Roberta Horton, and brother, Patrick Geehan as well as three nephews and one niece. He is preceded in death by his parents: Robert and Iria Geehan.
A memorial service and reception will be held at Clear Lake Methodist Church on Saturday, November 24, at 1 PM.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's, Clear Lake Methodist or