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1944 Michael 2022

Michael Gene Rarick

February 29, 1944 — October 17, 2022

St George

Michael Gene Rarick Sr. was born on February 29, 1944 in Pasadena, California. He was the second child of Pat Rarick and Ula Mae McGinnis. He was married to his beloved wife Kelly (Doris) Lucille Sorensen on February 10, 1968 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Michael moved from Indian Springs, Nevada to Price, Utah to start a new chapter with his wife. He had three kids whom he loved dearly; Tammy, Tina, and his late son Mike Jr. Michael had twelve grandchildren that kept him on his toes and provided him with amazing fur babies. He had a passion for traveling, playing card games of all types and dancing with the love of his life. He would go with his wife to Aztec to visit family anytime there was an opportunity to do so. He worked for mine rescue and would travel and train miners on equipment and the importance of teamwork. He retired in St. George, Utah where he spent his time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. Michael Gene Rarick Sr. Passed away on October 17, 2022 at the age of 78(19). He passed away surrounded by his loved ones. He is preceded in death by his mother Mae, his sister Cindy, and his son Mike Jr.

Michael was the most patient, kind, gentle, generous and loving man. He always had the best sense of humor and was always sarcastic, he always had a smile on his face (unless he was losing a game.) He was the most honest honorable man and everyone that had the pleasure of meeting the man loved him. He touched so many of our lives and helped everyone he could no matter what he was dealing with in his life. His love for Kelly was unfaltering and the best love story. In the 53 years they were together he got his wife cards for every birthday, Mother’s Day, anniversary, and Valentine’s Day. The only time he ever raised his voice or got mad at her was when she would hurt herself. There is no one that could fill the boots that he walked in and made look so easy. He was an example and a hero to many people. He would do anything for Kelly and his family no matter how hard the task was, and he would do it without complaining. He was an example of unconditional love. He was one of a kind.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday October 22nd at 10:00 in St George Ut. located at 1068 West Chandler Drive with military honors to follow.

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Saturday, October 22, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Mountain time)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

1068 Chandler Dr, St. George, UT 84770

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