Michael George O'Dair Jr.

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Michael George
O'Dair Jr., age 42,
passed away 12
February 2019. He
currently resided
in Highlands
Ranch, CO where
he had purchased
and enjoyed making
his home for
the past 10 years.
Michael was
born 23 May
1976 to Michael George O'Dair Sr.
and Amy Jo (Steele) O'Dair in Colorado
Springs, CO. He grew up in the
same house in Monument since his
fourth birthday. He graduated from
Lewis-Palmer High School, where he
made many life- long friends from his
childhood.
After graduation, Michael attended
the Air Force Academy and the
University of Colorado majoring in
Meteorology. Mike received his Air
Force commission as a 2nd Lieutenant
and was rewarded a pilot training
spot. After being a pilot in the U.S.
Air Force, he was asked to fly for our
government before deciding to return
to Denver and accept a pilot's position
with the airlines.
Mike enjoyed the game of golf and
grew up playing since a young age,
progressing to being on the high
school team. At the age of nine,
Mike began his true love of Martial
Arts. Over the years, he would rise
to black belt and
be given captain
positions on
many teams. It
was 1997 when
Michael would
make the pre-
Olympic trials
for the 2000 Sydney
Olympics.
Although tempting
to go further
in that endeavor,
Michael stayed
with his desire to go into the Air
Force and be a pilot.
Michael Jr. is survived by his
mother, Amy Jo O'Dair; his sisters,
Shannon Melcher, and Kimberlee
Gresham (husband, James Gresham);
and his niece, Cora June Gresham. He
was preceded in death by his father,
Michael O'Dair Sr.
A private family service is being
held at Shrine of Remembrance.
Burial will take place in Fort Logan
National Cemetery, Staging Area
B, 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd., Denver,
CO 80235, at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday,
March 14, 2019.
Online condolences may be left at
ShrineOfRemembrance.com
"We are so very appreciative of the
kind and loving care of Woodmen
Valley Chapel and Shrine of Remembrance.
No words can come close in
describing the gratitude we feel."
Funeral Home
Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum/Funeral Home
1730 East Fountain Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80910
(719) 634-1597
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