NLJ Staff

Aug. 1, 1958–May 23, 2022

Kim Jeffrey Michaelis passed away unexpectedly on May 23, 2022.

He was born Aug. 1, 1958, to Jim and Jean Michaelis in Lovell, Wyo., and graduated from high school in Newcastle, Wyo., in 1976.

Kim joined the Navy out of high school and with short stints with other jobs, re-upped then retired from the Navy in 1998.

In 1990, he married his first wife, Carla (Stafford), in San Diego, Calif. They brought three children into their lives, and were married for 13 years. After his Navy career he worked in law enforcement in Saratoga, Wyo., and in Corpus Christie, Texas. He retired for good after marrying his current wife, Chris (Marsh), in September of 2008.

Kim loved hunting, especially in the beautiful state of Wyoming; his friends and family have fond memories of hunting with him. Kim loved to fish, especially at Flaming Gorge, then finally in his beloved Pacific Ocean, with his own boat. His animated stories showed how much pleasure he got out of being out on the big blue!

Kim is preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Jean; sister, Nancy; and mother-in-law, Margaret Marsh.

He is survived by his wife, Chris; Carla, the mother of his children, daughter, Hannah, and sons, Connor and Matthew, all of San Diego; brothers, Jim of Green Valley, Ariz., Tim (Vi) of Loveland, Colo.; sister, Janie (Scott) Sukut of Bozeman, Mont.; 10 nephews, two nieces; father-in-law, Ed Marsh of San Diego; and brother-in-law, John Kerhlikar of Single Springs, Calif.

Kim’s wish was to have his ashes spread into the Pacific Ocean where he spent many memorable years and adventures. He will be greatly missed. A memorial service for Kim is pending.


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