1950 - 2016
Michael B. Sawyer, 66, of Lakewood, CO, passed away August 12 at St. Anthony Central Hospital. He was born January 27, 1950 in Providence, RI. Mike graduated with a BS in Geology from Bates College, Lewiston, ME, and went on to complete his MS in Geology at Colorado School of Mines in Golden. He lived in Colorado since 1972, working first for the US Geological Survey, then for US Bureau of Mines, and finally retiring from US Bureau of Land Management in 2005. Mike had many interests, and enjoyed rock collecting, hiking, and canoeing in his earlier years. For many years he played folk guitar. He was also an accomplished cook, and took pleasure in sharing the products of his labors with friends and family. He could tell a good story, and relished the role of storyteller. He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Sylvia Sawyer, and his sister, Mary Coe. He is survived by Susan, his wife of nearly 43 years, and his two sons, Ian and Gregory, as well as brothers- and sisters-in-law Randy Coe, Kent and Linda Sistare, Beverly Sistare, as well as many nieces and nephews. In lieu of a memorial service, a celebration of his life will be held in the fall.
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