Michael Mews, 52, passed away on April 17, 2006 at OHSU in Portland after an extended illness. He was born on October 10, 1952 in Carlisle, Pa. He was raised in Germany and Maryland. After completing college at the University of Montana in Missoula, Mont. he moved to Oregon. Michael worked for the Bureau of Land Management in Oregon and then spent many years as an entrepreneur in the forestry industry. He most recently worked for the Ashland Post Office.
Michael always lived his life to the fullest and his greatest joy was his son, James. He loved to garden, ski and go rafting.
He is survived by his son, James of Talent; his parents, Allen and Florence Mews of Churchville, Md.; two sisters, Kathryn Hodges of Hanover, Md. and Mary (Doug) Jarstfer of Brunswick, Ohio; nieces and nephews and his former wife, Cie, of Talent.
Per his request, there will be no services. A memorial has been planned for 11:00 a.m. on July 16th at Indian Mary Park on the Rogue River. A pot luck lunch will follow. Contact Susan Roudebush at mindspring.com for more information. Memorial contributions can be made to The Memorial Fund for Michael Mews for the Education of James Mews at any Bank of America (acct. #004851012502) or the Bank of America, 2305 Ashland Street, Ashland, OR 97520.