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Michael Stuart Myles

March 25, 1958 ~ March 6, 2020 (age 61)

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Michael Stuart Myles , March, 25-1958 – March 06, 2020, passed away at home after a short debilitating Illness.

Michael was born March 25. 1958 to Earl V Myles and Louise Helen Amundson in Kalispell, Flathead, Montana. He was the first of three sons born to the couple. His brother Ronald Jason Myles was born just a short year later, on March 10, 1959 and his brother Timothy Shane, a March baby, again on March 5, 1963.

Michael grew up in the Evergreen area of Kalispell, attending Evergreen Elementary. Many family stories are told of the boys childhood and the fun they had with their many cousins especially the Gingery girls who are close in age, and the Amundson boys.

Michael attended Kalispell Middle and Flathead High schools. While attending school he made many friends and enjoyed many shenanigans with his closest friends. Many entertaining stories have been told at school reunions and get togethers.

After High School he joined the Army and was trained as a Track Vehicle Mechanic, also earned a Marksman Badge w/M16 rifle and hand Grenade. He did a tour of duty in Korea.

Michael completed a small engine course of study in Coeur D'Alene ID. He then went on to MMI in Phoenix AZ and completed their courses which included the study of Harley Davidson Motor Cycles. After graduation he moved to California and got a job a Barges HD where he worked for a short time and then he worked for Bartels Harley Davidson for several years. Mike met his wife, Gwen Hopkins, while he was employed at Bartels.

Micheal was definitely a Montana boy and in 1990 he and his wife Gwen moved back to Kalispell, Montana. He worked in an after-market motorcycle shop for a short time and then took employment at Gold Rush Pawn. He worked for Gold Rush Pawn for 29 years. His recent health issues caused him to retire early.

Michael was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed riding his Harley, going on runs with his riding buddies or just taking long road trips with his wife. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting or just driving through these beautiful Montana mountains and prairies.

While Michael never had children of his own, Gwen's family embraced him as a step-father, father-in-law, brother-in-law, son-in-law and grandpa Mike.

Michael was known fondly with in the biker community and the Gold Rush family as Little Mike.

Michael is survived by his wife of over 30 years, Gwen Hopkins, and his brother Timothy Shane Myles, and too many extended family and friends to count. He was preceded in death by his father Earl V Myles, his mother, Louise Helen Amundson, and his brother, Ronald Jason Myles.

No services are planned at this time. A memorial service will be planned at a later date.


 

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