April 20, 1949 – March 26, 2017
Michael McGhee was born on April 20, 1949 in Illinois. He passed away March 26 at the age of 67. Mike and his family moved to Blaine, WA when he was 12. His dad was stationed at Blaine Air Force Base. After graduating from Blaine High School, Mike joined the Navy where he spent the next 22 years of his life at a career he loved. After retir-
ing from the Navy, he moved to PA where he worked for the state helping Veterans find jobs. He moved back to Blaine in 2002.
Mike was preceeded in death by his parents, Ray and Opal McGhee, and his brother Charles McGhee. Mike leaves behind his wife Nancy, 3 daughters Shan- non McGhee Jones, Dana McGhee Sterle, and Carrie Stockwell, 3 grandsons, 2 granddaughters, a brother James McGhee, sister Pat Barstad, 2 nephews and 1 niece. Mike also leaves behind many wonderful friends, Aunt Sue and Uncle Dave, Keri and Robert, Alisha, Marylee, Guo and Richard, Walter and his very special lit- tle buddy, Anthony. The loves of his life, his kitties, Nubs, Gracie, Emma and Mar- tha. A very special thanks to Dr. Mark Daniels whom has been Mike’s doctor and friend for the past 15 years who helped him in his last days. We don’t know what we would have done without Susan from NCC for calling every day and checking on Mike, and thanks to our special friend and hospital doctor, Dr. Ray. Without you all I don’t know what we would have done. you were there when you didn’t have to be and made something so stressful a lot easier. ‘Fair Winds and Calm Seas Mike,’ we will miss you dearly. Your shipmates will take over the watch now. There will be a gathering to celebrate Mike’s life at a later date. Please sign the Book of Memories, light a candle and leave your condolences for the family at www.jernsfh.com.