Michel A. LaVerdure

Obituary for Michel A. LaVerdure

May 14, 2017
West Sacramento, California

Fun Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother and Friend to Many


Mike was born in Long Beach, California in 1956 and passed away on May 14, 2017 in Sacramento, California. For the last two months Mike had been fighting non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Indications were that he was winning that battle. Unfortunately, complications set in that were irreversible. He fought hard and strong and always with a positive attitude. He is survived by his loving wife Denise, his daughter Jenee Melgoza, his granddaughter Liana, his grandson Coen, and his brother Andre. Mike was predeceased by his father, Gerard, and his mother, Fleur.

Mike graduated from Fountain Valley High School in 1974 and attended Golden West College in Southern California.

His career has always been in appliances, from deliveries to installations and finally in Sales. Since relocating to Sacramento in 1999, he has worked for Masters Wholesale in Rancho Cordova.

Mike learned the sports of handball and racquetball at a young age, and became an accomplished player. Eventually he joined a league and won himself at least one trophy. After starting his family he continued to play recreationally whenever he could. Over the last few years he returned to playing racquetball regularly with some of his co-workers.

Mike has always been interested in airplanes and flying, spending time at airports with his dad or brother from time to time. While he desired a career in aviation, that wasn't meant to be. However his love for the sport led him to start lessons, purchase his own plane, eventually earning his airman's certificate in 2012. He's been enjoying the sport of flying with his wife and friends ever since.

Mike loved the Lord Jesus. He read his bible, prayed often, and treated others kindly. God was a tremendous source of comfort and support to him especially during his recent health battle. He had accepted the fact that this great challenge was before him, but he trusted in God that there was a purpose in it, even if he didn't understand it.

Rest In Peace

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