Michael Earl Cullimore, age 73, passed away peacefully Dec 22nd 2020 at his home with family by his side.
Mike was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Feb 16th, 1947 to Earl Forrest Cullimore and Dot Mitchell Cullimore. He was the oldest child. Mike had one brother and two sisters who he loved dearly. Mike was raised in American Fork, Utah where he worked hard on his Uncle's apple orchard and cattle ranch. Mike learned to hunt and fish early in his life. He loved the outdoors. He loved the Provo River and Strawberry Reservoir, these two places gave him his love for fishing. Mike family moved to Murray, Utah where he attended and graduated from Murray High. He was called to serve his country shortly after high school. The Army chose him. He served in Germany and in the Vietnam was where he received the purple heart. Mike enjoyed meeting and talking to people, this lead him to his various occupations in retail. He enjoyed his friends at the coffee shop, teasing the waitresses and the clerks at the grocery store.
Mike met Carolyn Sanderson in Salt Lake City at her employment. To this union five children were born. Mike and Carolyn moved to Star Valleywhere Carolyn was born and raised. Mike loved the valley, especially the fishing holes. Salt River was the best. At this river he met his fishing buddy DeRell Coates. What a pair and what stories. Mike was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings and one grandchild.
Mike is survived by his wife Carolyn, his children Leslie (Lynn) Lewis, Chris (Shannon) Cullimore, Amy (Joe) VanderDoes, Leisha (Logan) Erickson and Mitch Cullimore. He leaves behind eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren who ment the world to him.
A celebration of life will take place this summer with military honors on the banks of Salt River.
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