Michael J Blagg

Born: Sun., Sep. 27, 1942
Died: Sun., Apr. 17, 2011

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Fri., Apr. 22, 2011

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Michael (Mike) James Blagg, 68, formally of La Grande passed away on Sunday, April 17, 2011 at a local care facility after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. A celebration of life service will be on Friday, April 22, 2011 at 10:00 am at Pendleton Pioneer Chapel, Folsom-Bishop. A reception will follow at the Pendleton Convention Center. Disposition was by cremation.  
Mike was born September 27, 1942 in The Dalles, OR to James Walter and Helen (Brock) Blagg. He was raised in Pendleton, graduating from Pendleton High School in 1960.
In 1962, he married Nancy Thompson; they later divorced. This union gave the couple two children.  He married Nancy Johnson, she had 3 children. They later divorced.  In 1981 he married Marilyn Sisk, blending their families.
He worked for the Dean Forth Ranches, Hills Furniture Company, building and upholstering furniture eventually starting his own upholstering business, United Parcel Service, Umatilla County Sheriff Department, and retired from Mid Columbia Bus Company after 20 years.
Mike was an avid outdoorsman who loved spending time fishing, hunting, camping, and motorcycle riding. He was a lover of all animals, especially horses and his cow dogs. He also spent many hours watercolor painting landscape scenes.
Mike is survived by his wife of 29 years Marilyn, sons Darin Blagg of Pendleton; Brian Blagg of LaCrosse, WA; Jarrod Blagg of La Grande; Colby Blagg of Gresham; daughter Lori Blagg of  Tampa, FL; sister Sandra Day of Edmonds, WA; aunt Dorothy Blagg of Independence; thirteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Micheal.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association.

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Kim Fitzpatrick (Johnson-Blagg)
   Posted Wed April 20, 2011
Hello, I am really sorry to hear that Mike passed.

Linsey Ropp
   Posted Wed April 20, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss. May you remember all of the good times and memories you shared. Darin and Lisa if you or your family need anything please let us know.

Brandon & Linsey

Cristy VanBlokland
   Posted Wed April 20, 2011
Mike was such a wonderful guy, I worked with him at the Eastern Oregon Adolescent Multi-Treatment Center, and he was such a caring person...I''m so sorry to hear of his passing, sending condolences to his family and I will be attending his service on Friday....

Brenda Guyll Howard
   Posted Wed April 20, 2011
We are so sorry to hear about Michael. Our hearts and prayers are with you.

Mike Tarantino
   Posted Wed April 20, 2011
I am so sorry to learn of Mike''s passing. Please accept my deepest condolences. Mike and I attended Hawthorne Grade School in Pendleton together. And later, junior and senior high. I missed seeing him at last year''s 50th reunion and wondered what had happened to him. Good bye, my chidhood friend. Rest in peace.

Deanna (Hartley) Taxdal
   Posted Wed April 20, 2011
Mike was a classmate, and I''m sincerely sorry to hear of his passing. Please accept my condolences.

Sandy (Robertson) Northrup
   Posted Thu April 21, 2011
Mike was my dear friend from high school. He had such a great sense of humor and was as caring as one could be about his friends and classmates. I am sorry for his passing but he would probably say "hey, none of us get out of here alive". Rest in peace dear Mike.

Sheila Catterall
   Posted Fri April 22, 2011
Marilyn and Family

Mike was my very first boyfriend at 6. I chose him because he was cute, full of fun, and so very sweet. And thirty some years later when I saw him with you, Marilyn, he was still the same wonderful person with a grin and a chuckle.

I remember how devoted he was to you, Marilyn, and so proud of his family. I wish I could attend the honoring of his life.

May your warm memories replace your pain and exhaustion.

Mike will be remembered as a kind and gentle man.

Cecil & Sherry Maness
   Posted Fri April 22, 2011
So sorry to hear of Mike passing away, Cecil and Mike spent many a good day out riding their motorcycles, hunting and visiting.
Our thought and prayers are with you Marily and family.

Cheryl Yates, Bend, Oregon
   Posted Mon April 25, 2011
I was very sorry to hear about Mike. My deepest sympathy to all of your family.

Dave & Carol Anne Thew - Cove
   Posted Fri April 29, 2011
Marilyn - so sorry to hear of Mike''s medical struggles - we have very fond memories of you both.

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