George Michael Gidley was born in San Diego, California on March 20, 1944 to Glen & Dolores (Sprauer) Gidley. He passed away the morning of August 17th, 2020; he was 76. He was known to all as “Mike”.
Mike graduated Bonneville High School in 1962. Then he received a baseball scholarship to Weber State College.
He served in the National Guard from 1966 to 1970. He was called up to serve active duty in the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1970.
Mike moved to California where he played for the California Angels farm team. He later moved to Oregon where he started his career as an elevator mechanic at Otis Elevator in 1972. He proudly retired in 2010 after 38 years of service.
Mike is survived by his wife, Cathy; daughters, Amber (Johann Berg) Gidley-Berg and Cassi (Ryan) Belding; mother, Dolores Gidley; siblings, David (Diane) Gidley, Jim Gidley, Bill (Lisa) Gidley, Kay (Rich Heil) Gidley; nephew, Matt Kimmel; and niece, Hailey Specht. He is preceded in death by his sisters, Susan Gidley-Kruhm and Patty Swindell.
Mike was honored at a private ceremony with Military Honors at Willamette National Cemetery on September 2nd, 2020.
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Wounded Warrior Project
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